Meet Daniel S. Loeb (L) and Paul E. Singer (R), the hedge fund giants who spoke out in favor of gay rights at Davos this week.
From a New York Times piece on gay rights at the forum, the following interesting commentary from U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) regarding Singer's conservatism vs. his gay-rights stance, which he modified when his adult son came out as gay:
"Also present were two Democratic United States senators, Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Claire McCaskill of Missouri, the latter of whom kidded Mr. Singer about his unusual circumstances as gay rights activist and Republican moneyman.
“'Paul, it’s a devil and angel situation,' Ms. McCaskill said. 'The angel hopes they see the light. The devil hopes they stay there so that we can beat them over and over again.'
"She later added, 'Let me be clear: I want the angel to win.'"