John H Fund 
 Born: April 8, 1957 -Tucson, Arizona, U.S.

A close childhood friend of John Fund's, Andrew Frankel, told me Fund was always awkward, the odd one out, when they were growing up together. Andy served in Military Intelligence and was appointed to the Tri-Lateral Commission in 2002, or there abouts. But Andy was not the only one what had noticed unusual behavior in Fund. 
  John P Slevin, who knew John in Sacramento for years told me John was sponsored into the Internship with Evans and Novak by a Sabre grant, given a short-paying gig by Novak, and rose, basically by writing scurilous garbage about good people...well, about people, whom he made look really bad. This was off immediate interest to me because John told me a far more exalted story about his departure to Washington DC.  In that version, he was paid to try out for a job there, despite the fact he had no experience in journalism. John's first paid employment was promoting Star Trek Conventions.  He gave me one of his cards, which, unfortunately, I have misplaced.  But it will likely show up sometime and will be added here.   
   John Slevin related, with some distaste, "that John's first 'score' in journalist was something Reader's Digest paid him $3,000 for, and which blew the reputation and career of a lady then working in the Reagan White House.  I know the amount and the details because he was feted at the same home that I describe below at an earlier time, and I asked him how he could write something like he'd written.  It was a story the poor lady told him when she was half in the bag. It made her look crazy and she lost her job with the Reagan Administration.  In the perversion of upper crust society, it raised John's reputation and pay rate."

Andrew Frankel         John H. Fund

   Note that when this took place John could not have been around 23.  He and I were chatting frequently while he was in DC, partly because of the funding provided to him through a fundraiser put on in my honor. Because John had told everyone the LP of California owed him thousands of dollars in unpaid wages, we Janice Vargo, who chaired the event, asked what I thought about using it as a fundraiser to pay off the debt.  Janice knewI was very adverse to the irresponsible way the LPC handled paying their bills at the time. I agreed readily. The money was sent to Fund in DC and I'm sure he needed it.  He told me, confidentially, he had managed to get a job writing for The Star, one of those tabloids you see at the check out in the grocery store.  
Solvency Day did not, I understand, entirely extinguish the supposed debts of the Libertarian Party of California (LPC), but it was at least intended to do so. Slevin's comments to me on the way that the LPC was then run were absolutely in line with what I remembered; this was why I always raised money specifically for each of my projects.  Money never came to Southern California from the LPC, which was nearly always located in Northern California. I viewed it as my job to suggest ideas and encourage cooperation for regions separately and together for larger projects.   
   Reading over the long letter Slevin had sent delivered one shock after another to me. I already knew John was a liar but I had never imagined he could wander so far from reality.  I owe John Slevin one for his candor. His letter went on to say, "I didn't know, like you, that he'd lied about running himself, until the Raimondo article came out.  I knew,at a distance, both Garris and Raimondo.  I regarded each like Fund, and kept my distance from all. However, you and yours hired him, embraced his bullshit and rewarded him for it.
  I don't knock you for that; except if the LPC of that time had anything to be proud of, it would at least have had one member who'd spotted the biggest and most obvious lie, as I tell you about below.
  Fund was hired on by the LPC precisely because he was full of shit. That's the reason the same organization had hired Garris before him.  The organization quite frankly was dominated by people who had no people skills...and, as a collective, certainly was full ofitself and full of shit.
  Fund never was registered to vote as a Libertarian. Not for a day.  At the time he was scheming (along with Crane) to cut Garris out of the job as Director of the California LP, I asked him why he was registered as a Republican.
  We were having dinner and drinks at a friends' house;there were, as I recall, three other people present, in addition to Fund and I. Fund considered the removal
of Garris at that time to be a done deal, though not finalized.  Crane was his mentor in that. (They were working on putting Crane in control of the LP by controlling the presidential campaign)  
 John was surprised I knew he wasn't registered to vote as a Libertarian.  The only reason I asked him the question was because he had been enthralling the
assembled with more of his insider wisdom regarding the LP.
  He told me his party affiliation would not hinder his getting the job of Director, since "they'll never find out" or something like that. Probably he was playing to  me, as he knew I held the LP in very low regard, especially the LPC.  I was then as now a registered Libertarian.
  We then discussed the lackadaisical nature of the LP committees, including the LPC Exec Comm.  I remember in this conversation also Fund first explaining to me his theory that "the higher you go in the Libertarian Party the more socialistic it is".  He was right about the fact that his bona fides never were checked.  The LPC was not noted actually for doing any politics, and although the State of California at that time provided your Exec. Comm. with free lists of registered party members, apparently no one ever checked.  The fact of alternate registrations could be true, if he had bothered to falsely register elsewhere using a completely bogus name, and for whatever screwy reason.
  Likely, his insistence to you that he lived this alternate life as intrepid activist is more Fund bullshit.  His name, John Fund, was on the registered list, as a Republican (along with his sister and mom, all of whom resided at the one address in Fair Oaks, CA). It was easy to check.  No one did. Frankly, I think someone should have checked.  I knew he was a registered Republican both because I worked campaigns
then, and I had voter lists and I had noticed.  And, as said, I'd asked him about it.
  He told me he didn't want to be registered as a Libertarian because it was a red flag to the IRS---and, yes, this was when he still was living at home, going to school sporadically and part-time and before he became an official Star Trek promoter.  He also told me that registration as a Libertarian would hinder his career path, whatever those may have been at that time...he hadn't yet applied for the Sabre Foundation grant which sent him to DC.
  No one on the Exec Com ever bothered because none of those on that board, at that time, ever actually ran proper campaigns.  If you remember, it was alot about bullshit posturing and little about any actual personal track record of accomplishment by those holding titles.
  I knew him then, and quite well.  He had absolutely no political skills.  He was a very intelligent guy.  He could be very charming.  He also could not be believed.  Some people spot that very easily.  Some, like those who sit on large committees, white table cloths and water glasses (LPC EXEC COMM, or US SENATE, take your pick) don't know much.  Fund was just the kind of guy one would expect the LPC of that time to hire.

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