Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) today announced that fund-raiser Fred Malek had joined his team as a national finance co-chair. David Corn reminds us of Malek’s history in the Nixon administration:
Nixon summoned the White House personnel chief, Fred Malek, to his office to discuss a “Jewish cabal” in the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The “cabal,” Nixon said, was tilting economic figures to make his Administration look bad. How many Jews were there in the bureau? he wanted to know. Malek reported back on the number, and told the President that the bureau’s methods of weighing statistics were normal procedure that had been in use for years.
Among Malek’s other highlights — being arrested as a young man for killing, skinning, and barbecuing a dog.