Probably the best thing I’ve read about this pathetic story yet.
Turns out Schilling is basically the welfare recipient he has told us is responsible for so much of our current economic troubles. He happily and famously accepted money from Rhode Island to help out his business — which is, of course, perfectly within his rights but spits in the face of everything he has ever said or written when it comes to government — and when he couldn’t make payments on the $75 million loan he got on his hands and knees and begged the state for more money, as all true advocates of small government should. A real Tea Party moment. And when the decision-makers said no, what did Schilling do?
Follow his own words, written two years ago — “It falls on us, the individuals, to find a way out of our own personal crisis.” Sort of, I guess. He sure found a way out, the ol’ path of least resistance.
But not before Schilling does what Schilling does best, make sure his own ass is covered. He advanced the company $4 million of his own money months ago but was paid back with funds from the Rhode Island loan.