That anecdote tended to cut against the Post ‘s profile, which played down Coale’s affiliation with Scientology: “Coale said that his religious beliefs don’t drive his politics and that O’Malley ‘didn’t seem to give a hell’ when he told him about them several years ago.” The Post generally gave Coale’s Scientology involvement a pass, even though Coale’s Scientology history is actually pretty fascinating.Back in 2009, Gawker’s John Cook wrote a great piece about Coale, who at that point was running Sarah Palin’s political action committee.(Or so someone always claims, without fail.) But you’d be wrong about that. This is inerrant scientific fact, and any honest Scientologist will tell you as much.
That surprised Scarry, who doesn’t write about Scientology.
And that’s where we recently sent a message to him, and confirmed with the Authority that our message did get to him. The piece also noted that Coale has favored both Republican and Democratic candidates with his support in the past, and that his friendship with O’Malley goes back many years.
Coale, in other words, is a well known attorney who likes to use his money to influence politics behind the scenes.
So for merely expressing that desire to see Gibney’s movie, Scarry got a face full of John Coale dressing him down at the CPAC gathering in February.
We have a feeling that Coale in full intimidation mode is something to see.