Dwight Chapin

The philosophy of ratf**king

Someone on a little read blog posted a link to this article at Esquire about the rough and tumble of politics…mostly about the rough. He of course wrote about how evil and bad it was and linked me to it.

I see the article and details not as he would think, but rather as aspirational. He thinks ratfucking in politics is distasteful.

Let us raise a morning glass to Donald Segretti, the ratfucker.

(As any student of Watergate knows, “ratfucking” was the word used by Segretti and a number of other officials in the Nixon White House for the dirty tricks they ran in student elections when they all were at the University of Southern California. Segretti — as well as his pal, Dwight Chapin — simply transferred these techniques to our national elections.)? Read more »