JERRY BOWYER AND RICHARD MELLON SCAIFE….A few weeks ago I posted a piece that was highly critical of an article Jerry Bowyer wrote for National Review Online. At the end, I linked to a TBOGG post saying that Bowyer was President of the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy, which is partially funded by Richard Mellon Scaife. Today Bowyer emails to say:

A simple google search on the words “Bowyer” and “Scaife” would have led you to plenty of articles that would demonstrate that your facts are way out of date. I am not the President of the Allegheny Institute ? that info is almost three years out of date. I do not get any Scaife funding of any kind, and never will. In fact a little checking could have yielded the relevant information that not only am I not Dick Scaife’s “sock puppet” but Dick and I had rather public (therefore easily found by a conscientious fact checker) disagreement

Just for the record (although I doubt you will be interested in correcting the record): I disagree vehemently with what my party did in the 1990’s running over the cliff into crazy conspiracy theories about Clinton the mass-murderer, Clinton the drug runner, Clinton the Foster-cide, etc. I think Clinton’s blow-job in the white house was none of Ken Starr’s business, nor that of the US Congress and I rank Bill Clinton in the top quarter of US Presidents in the 20th Century. I have said these things hundreds of times publicly over the years. Fronting for Scaife? You oughta call that theory into my radio program sometime, you’d be laughed out of town by my liberal callers alone.

Damn, I knew I shouldn’t have relied on that TBOGG character. He’s an unreliable sort….