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.)

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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