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Old 05-18-2017, 12:00 PM   #1
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Roger Ailes dies. Some people are not mourning.

I didn't want to muddy up the Chris Cornell croakage thread with Roger Ailes' death. Here's a loving tribute to the man who brought FOX News to prominence:

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/im-...ved-1795334754
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I didn't want to muddy up the Chris Cornell croakage thread with Roger Ailes' death. Here's a loving tribute to the man who brought FOX News to prominence:

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/im-...ved-1795334754
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Sad to say we met that insufferable bastard a couple of times at Republican fundraisers (we lean Republican but contribute to members of both parties, and have even cut a check or three to Libertarians from time to time). Hard to explain... You know how when you first meet someone you get a certain feel for how his personality is going to be, and sure enough, that's how it turns out the guy is? My first impression was "oily," and that's exactly how he was. As in, you can't rub off the stuff he says, it kind of stays with you and not in a good way. Not someone you really, truly want on your side. Influential but not someone you want representing your cause. A snake oil-salesman-type.

Sorry he's dead, but I won't mourn him. Oily insufferable bastard.
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Sad to say we met that insufferable bastard a couple of times at Republican fundraisers (we lean Republican but contribute to members of both parties, and have even cut a check or three to Libertarians from time to time). Hard to explain... You know how when you first meet someone you get a certain feel for how his personality is going to be, and sure enough, that's how it turns out the guy is? My first impression was "oily," and that's exactly how he was. As in, you can't rub off the stuff he says, it kind of stays with you and not in a good way. Not someone you really, truly want on your side. Influential but not someone you want representing your cause. A snake oil-salesman-type.

Sorry he's dead, but I won't mourn him. Oily insufferable bastard.
I wonder if before he died, Ailes posted somewhere online about how disappointed he was to have met you.

Jk, I have no particular affection for this guy. But, one of the people I admire most in this world - George H. W. Bush - was extremely fond of him. And because he was close to him, he could accept Ailes' flaws, just like we hope our friends and family accept about us. Of course, that doesn't mean the rest of us who did not know him have to accept our flaws. But then again, if you didn't know the man, how can you form an opinion that really matters to anyone other than yourself?

Maybe Ailes just had a really bad day and wasn't as gracious as he could have or should have been when you met him. Regardless, we all enjoyed hearing about that time you met Roger Ailes. #humblebrag
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I wonder if before he died, Ailes posted somewhere online about how disappointed he was to have met you.

Jk, I have no particular affection for this guy. But, one of the people I admire most in this world - George H. W. Bush - was extremely fond of him. And because he was close to him...

we all enjoyed hearing about that time you met Roger Ailes. #humblebrag

Humble brag...

One of the joys/downsides of going to political fundraisers often is getting to meet dozens and dozens of businessmen, sycophants, representatives, aides, publicity directors, and movers and shakers of every level and stripe. It's just a fact of life. And as you can probably guess, in the Dallas area there are monthly, if not weekly, events that would allow contributors to meet, eventually, virtually every member of the House and Senate and all their hangers-on, from both sides of the aisle. Just one political contribution will put you close to tons of folks you can see daily on the telly who would love to meet you and shake your hand, trading a photo op for a check, and continues issuance of checks will get you many levels of access to government folks. Plus my brother worked on the Hill for almost thirty years (he retired when Obama came into power), so our families have been around influential people for many decades. Indeed, we've known the Bush family since Nixon was in office, when your hero (and mine) H.W. headed the CIA... And W and Laura have been, and continue to be, close to us as well.

And of course, from time to time we get to go to lots of cool get-togethers...





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You know how when you first meet someone you get a certain feel for how his personality is going to be, and sure enough, that's how it turns out the guy is?
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Humble brag...

One of the joys/downsides of going to political fundraisers often is getting to meet dozens and dozens of businessmen, sycophants, representatives, aides, publicity directors, and movers and shakers of every level and stripe. It's just a fact of life. And as you can probably guess, in the Dallas area there are monthly, if not weekly, events that would allow contributors to meet, eventually, virtually every member of the House and Senate and all their hangers-on, from both sides of the aisle. Just one political contribution will put you close to tons of folks you can see daily on the telly who would love to meet you and shake your hand, trading a photo op for a check, and continues issuance of checks will get you many levels of access to government folks. Plus my brother worked on the Hill for almost thirty years (he retired when Obama came into power), so our families have been around influential people for many decades. Indeed, we've known the Bush family since Nixon was in office, when your hero (and mine) H.W. headed the CIA... And W and Laura have been, and continue to be, close to us as well.

And of course, from time to time we get to go to lots of cool get-togethers...





Cool stuff. I was just messing with you. I've encountered W twice since I moved to Dallas, both fleeting moments. His instant impression is the opposite of Ailes' - seems like a great and genuinely cool guy.
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