Young GOP Donor: ‘I Believe In A Purpose Driven Life … If Life’s Purpose Is Backgammon And Tennis’


“My ancestors, actually, weren’t on the Mayflower. They sent the servants over first to get the cottage ready.”

Haw haw haw haw haw! That’s from the Facebook page of J. Roby Penn IV, the 29-year-old oil-and-gas heir who serves as the mid-Atlantic director of the RNC’s Young Eagles program.Also: “I believe in a purpose driven life… if life’s purpose is backgammon and tennis.”

And: “If you don’t have an oil well, get one.”

The Young Eagles, as you know, have helped throw the RNC into crisis after their trip to one of LA’s top bondage-themed nightclubs. But given the man-of-leisure persona cultivated by Penn, maybe it’s not so surprising that the group is used to being entertained in style.