|The delicate Koch brothers are sensitive to their legacy.|
That's the inimitable Heather Digby Parton writing in Salon (here) about the infamous Koch brothers' decision to pull their many millions of dollars out of presidential politics at least for this cycle. They are getting an expensive education in the true beliefs of those they believe to be Tea Party members and Libertarians. And it's not them.
These guys are Birchers with much less concern about what bathroom you use than about how much more money they can siphon off the American dream.
They will continue to contribute to state and local elections and likely even certain congressional elections (think Morgan Griffith and Bob Goodlatte from our area, two toadies for the Kochs), but the presidential race--which has deeply offended them--is the high-profile race that would/could give them legitimacy or simply crush any notion of a positive legacy for the aging billionaires.
Shows me that as we age money becomes less important than being loved. Even for the Kochs, who are hardly loved by anybody.
( Photo montage by Salon)