Adam L. Silverman, PhD *
Rick Perlstein, one of the top historians of modern American Conservatism, has a new profile of Sheldon Adelson up at Rolling Stone's Politics section. If you want a much better understanding of what drives Adelson, what he wants, and what he expects to get from a Republican presidential victory later this year, click on over and give it a read - its not long, but is informative and entertaining.
And like (we've previously mentioned about) Dr. Krauthammer, Mr. Adelson seems to like screaming at rabbis he disagrees with: "Then there was the time, late in 1999, when Las Vegas's Temple Beth Shalom honored the city's new Jewish mayor with a dinner. It was originally to be held at Adelson's new Venetian, but the Democratic mayor refused to cross the picket line. So they held it at the Four Seasons instead. Adelson withdrew the $250,000 he had pledged for the temple's building fund and tossed it to another Jewish organization instead – but not before verbally dressing down Beth Shalom's rabbi with such virulence that the shaken rabbi recalled, "Nobody had ever talked to me like he talked to me."
I think somebody needs a nap...
* Adam L. Silverman is the Culture and Foreign Language Advisor at the US Army War College (USAWC). The views expressed here are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of USAWC and/or the US Army.