Burying Tom Fuentes' Secrets

[Moxley Confidential] The longtime chairman of the OC Republican Party passes away and takes some great dirt with him

I stood there semi-paralyzed, waiting for the punch line or a cocktail to the face.

"No, I'm not kidding. You guys go after everybody—Republicans, Democrats, everybody," he continued. "That's what a newspaper should do."

In the wake of those unexpected statements, I might not have been fully convinced of his sincerity, but I enjoyed one of the oddest, interesting conversations I've ever had with an OC power player. He even shared some secrets. (Poor Dana Rohrabacher.)

Fuentes: One nattily dressed man
OC Weekly Archive photo
Fuentes: One nattily dressed man

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At the end of the talk, he reminded me that our discussion had been entirely off-the-record.

In Fuentes' world, it's best to take some secrets to the grave.

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