3rd\SE Quadrant The Approval Matrix: Week of April 7, 2008
Roger J. Stone Jr., who has referred to politics as “performance art,” is a longtime Republican consultant known for hardball politics and a cloak-and-dagger sensibility. He started out as a teenager in the campaign of Richard M. Nixon, and has a tattoo of the former president’s head on his back.
Mr. Stone was fired as a consultant to New York State Senate Republicans in the summer of 2007 after allegations arose that he had left a threatening voice mail message for former New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer’s father, Bernard. Mr. Stone has denied making the call.
On March 23, 2007, Mr. Stone said that his lawyers wrote a letter to the F.B.I. in November stating that Governor Spitzer had patronized high-priced prostitutes during trips to Florida.
-- New York Times