Dan Riehl explores a charity headed by Professor "Skip" Gates which takes in a lot of money, pays out very little, mostly to his colleagues and assistants at Harvard, was late filing the necessary papers and lists as its office the house Gates rents from Harvard.
Perhaps as Ann Althouse suggested yesterday on her blog there was something in his home that Gates did not want the police to see.
Crowley says that Gates's "tone" was "peculiar." And I'm wondering why the question "Is there anybody in the home with you?" would have upset him so much. It could have been just that it was an invasion of his privacy, but think about this along with the fact that Gates didn't seem to want to report the damage to his door that made him need to force it open when he got home. Did Gates already somehow know who had broken the door while he was away, so that he wanted to protect that person? Was that person in the house, such that the question "Is there anybody in the home with you?" felt threatening to Gates?
Inkwell, the Gates charity is designed to help blacks trace their genealogy through their DNA. The stated purpose for Gates' trip to China which preceded this incident was to study Yoyo Ma's genealogy. Is Inkwell Gates' honeypot to pay for whatever trips he wants to make?
Does the president have yet another close associate with tax problems?