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Wednesday, 15 November 2006

The Mallory Factor

Who is Mallory Factor, whose guest column appears on the op-ed page today? And no, he's not aFactormallory character from a Douglas Adams novel, even though the name may remind you of "Ford Prefect." (It did me, anyway.)

He's a really, really conservative rich guy from New York who recently moved to Charleston. He's also increasingly into politics. And, like Howard Rich, he's increasingly into South Carolina politics.

On a bit of a whim, I asked Thomas Ravenel, another really, really conservative rich guy, if he knew Mallory Factor. I kind of had a hunch they might have managed to get together. And sure enough, they had. Here's what Mr. Ravenel had to say. (Sorry about the way it cuts off too soon; that's as much as will fit on a clip with my little camera -- I still thought it was interesting. Especially the part about going to a roast for the guy who invented the Laffer Curve. You've really got to be a supply-sider to get invited to those kinds of parties.)

Posted by Brad Warthen at 03:06 AM in In case you wondered...
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To do a little more of your research for you, Mallory has also been labeled the "ATM For Bush's America." Check out a thorough profile here: http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/politics/national/features/12265/index.html

Hmm...what is it with rich out-of-staters interested in SC politics? Rich, Factor, and don't forget the biggest of all...Sanford.

Posted by: Factfinder | Nov 16, 2006 11:25:16 AM

Factfinder, surely you don't expect Brad to actually be knowledgeable about about current events!

Next you'll expect him to analyze them and attach importance.

Sheesh!

Posted by: Ready to Hurl | Nov 17, 2006 11:52:54 AM

I'm looking for Mallory Factor. He had spoken to me when I had my Electronics store on 72nd street and Broadway. He was very kind to me. Now I've been trying to contact him and I am finding it very hard to locate him. Please help. My number is 917 721-5438. I can be reached at this phone number at any time. I desperately need to share a secret with him.

Posted by: Vivek | Dec 9, 2009 9:57:54 PM

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