Monday, March 12, 2007

John Fund Is Too Modest

Googling around on the Tom Delay at CNN Rumors, I came across a bio of John Fund from Opinion Journal where he mouth breathes for his day job.
John Fund writes the weekly "On the Trail" column for He is author of "Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy" (Encounter, 2004).

Mr. Fund joined the Journal in April 1984 as deputy editorial features editor. He became an editorial page writer specializing in politics and government in October 1986 and was a member of the Journal's editorial board from 1995 through 2001.

Mr. Fund worked as a research analyst for the California State Legislature in Sacramento before beginning his journalism career in 1982 as a reporter for the syndicated columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak. In 1993, he received the Warren Brookes Award for journalistic excellence from the American Legislative Exchange Council.

A lifetime of work is condensed to three short paragraphs and I think he is giving himself a bit of short shrift. John Connolly back in 2001, added some interesting new background on Fund's life. Perhaps Fund is too modest to share.
Morgan Pillsbury, a twenty-seven year old woman, contacted me with information about her former lover of three years, John Fund. To back up her story of the bad behavior of John Fund, she furnished me with a tape recording she made of a conversation she had with Fund. The tape and conversations with Morgan's' mother, Melinda Pillsbury-Foster, and others confirmed Morgan's tale.

Twenty years ago, Melinda and John Fund both worked for the then fledgling Libertarian party in California. Fund was the executive director of the local party in Sacramento. Melinda, who at the time was the mother of four children, began sexual relationship with the much younger Fund. Melinda said, "John and I had a sexual relationship for four or five years. When he moved east, we remained friends. It never really ended." Melinda, who is still active in the Libertarian party, went on to say, "Six or seven years ago, John called and during the conversation he told me, 'Melinda, if any of your children come east, have them look me up.' I didn't realize that he was using me as a dating service!" Last year Melinda learned that not only had Fund been sleeping with Morgan, he was the father of the child she would abort.

Now that has some pizazz. A right wing commentator who continually gets to write in the Wall Street Journal about the immorality of liberals, had a 20 year affair with a woman, then started sweating the sheets with her daughter who he forced to have an abortion. I think more people would read your biography John if you would pep it up with more real anecdotes like this.

Just trying to be helpful,