after he and his wife forced the girls into the state's foster-care system, so it'll be interesting to see if he reacts to HRC's public assertions with a lawsuit. If he does, it'll put his alleged sympathies in the spotlight – something that the social-worker case, which he lost, did to his rather shocking family life in the 1990s. Whether HRC's conclusions are true or not, the facts underlying them seem to be, since Peroutka happily owns his ties to the League. Either way, HRC used the facts to do something that is sorely needed – to highlight Peroutka's extremism as an influential player in Maryland's political scene, where he's been a generous benefactor of ultra-conservatives, including state Del. Don Dwyer, whose agendas sometimes seem driven by hate.