Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sordidity and hypocrisy: rich OC Republican Tom Phillips, Fuentes' BFF

     We knew that Scott was writing about some of the Republican hypocrites who move and shake the OC (and much else) and who served as the late Tom Fuentes’ sulfurous circle of BFFs. Well, this morning, Scott’s story—or perhaps its first installment—is out, and it’s a humdinger.
     Our own Tom Fuentes gets a brief and inglorious mention (page 3; see below).

Does An Influential Newport Coast Conservative Publisher Have A Deep Secret?
by R. Scott Moxley

Excerpt:
Thomas A. Fuentes, the deceased chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County for decades, lived such a dual life as the husband and father in a staunchly conservative Catholic family. In the 1990s, Fuentes fervently opposed inclusion of Log Cabin Republicans, a gay GOP group, in the party. Outside of view, he dated numerous younger men, showered them with gifts, mentored their careers and took them to saunas. One of his projects was Fountain Valley traditional-values activist Jeffrey Nielsen, a deeply closeted gay man with an illegal fetish.
Tom sure was pious. Gay is good, but hypocritical is horrid

Stop Universities From Hoarding Money
By VICTOR FLEISCHER
They pay lavish fees to manage their wealth, while tuition keeps rising.
(New York Times)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sordid indeed.

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