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"Rare is the liberal who'll take the high road," comments Emmett Tyrrell on Bill Clinton's attendance at Richard M. Scaife memorial service.

"One would never guess who attended Dick Scaife’s memorial service on the Pennsylvania countryside last week. Scaife has been referred to as the 'father of modern conservatism.' In his lifetime he donated a fortune across a whole range of philanthropic endeavors, from the arts to medical research to politics—conservative politics. His conservative causes were very elevated—sophisticated thinks tanks, professorial chairs, intellectual reviews—but also at times they were very partisan. In the 1990s Scaife was a leading opponent of Bill Clinton, and he frequently drew blood. When Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke of the 'vast right-wing conspiracy' she doubtless had him in mind." -- R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., the American Spectator

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