Fred Malek is Sarah Palin's new best friend. She was wined and dined "chez Malek" on her visit to Washington to deal with some Alaska business (Yeah, right...). Malek escaped the Watergate scandal, but is known as an anti-semite, a reputation he gained while working in the Nixon administration. Nixon wanted to get rid of some Jews who were making his life difficult and Malek was in charge of finding them. He became known as the "Jew counter". A big contributor to the McCain/Palin campaign, he's also responsible for inflicting Dan Quayle on unsuspecting Americans. And the Bushes...
Here is a snippet of an article by Geoffrey Dunn on The Huffington Post:
"Malek would feel right at home in Alaskan politics. But there's one sordid tale in Malek's background that might give Palin the pit bull some pause. As Washington Post columnist Colbert King reported a few years ago, Malek was involved in a gruesome incident in his home state of Illinois, shortly after he graduated from West Point.
In the early morning hours of August of 1959, sheriff deputies outside of Peoria discovered a vehicle covered in blood and a group of drunken young men, also covered in blood, nearby. Some were hiding in the bushes. The men told the deputies that they had accidentally hit a dog. Then their story changed. And then it changed again. Finally, one of them confessed. They had captured the dog and had barbecued it in a nearby park. The deputies returned to the scene and found a skinned and gutted canine on a spit in the park. An empty booze bottle was also nearby. Fred Malek was one of the five young men arrested for the crime, though the charges against him were eventually dropped.
Malek's come a long way since that drunken barbecue and canine slaughter. But the Alaska pit bull had better watch her back."
Charming, n'est-ce pas?
But knowing Sarah Palin's reputation for stabbing her mentors in the back, maybe Malek should watch his own!
(for full article, visit the HuffPo)