Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Scaife repents from his attacks on Bill Clinton

I'm not sure what to make of this. I've read it in a number of places yesterday and today, and I know that Richard Mellon Scaife was the clearest and most important funder of the right-wing conspiracy to get rid of Clinton. So for him to be reported to say, after six years of Bush 43, that he has learned that Clinton wasn't that bad after all is really news.

But is it just "Old News?" If we cam believe it, it is another indicator of the utter disaster that is Bush 43, and it may be an indication that the right-wingers who are going to go after Hillary Clinton will not be as well-funded, but is it really significant?

I'm not sure of its significance, but as one who has read Blinded by the Right by David Brock and the Hunting of the President by Joe Conason, both of which protray Scaife as a truly evil wealthy conservative Republican (like Joseph Coors), this is not an expected revelation. Or at least, it certainly makes one think that even the most radical conservatives consider G. W. Bush to be the worst disaster to have befallen America in our lifetimes. [Which he certainly is.]

As I say, I am not really certain what to make of it, so this article is going to be muddled. But the news is interesting.

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