Dusty Rhodes Corrects The Record
From a letter Club for Growth Chairman & NR President Dusty Rhodes has sent the Washington Post: Jonathan Weisman’s story “Bush Economic Pick Under Fire From Right” in the December 11 issue of the Washington Post reports that I had made statements to third parties about Stephen Friedman’s managerial abilities when we were partners at Goldman-Sachs. Mr. Weisman did not interview me for this story to confirm this assertion. He relied on “sources” close to me.
The fact of the matter is I have never made negative statements about Mr. Friedman’s managerial skills to anyone at any time. Mr. Friedman did not ascend to the chairmanship of the world’s leading investment banking firm without having important skills.
My opposition to Mr. Friedman is over his lack of credentials as a forceful advocate of tax cuts and pro-growth policies the President favors.
If Mr. Weisman wanted to determine my views on Stephen Friedman, he should have contacted me rather than relying on hearsay.
Thomas L. “Dusty” Rhodes
Club for Growth