Who imagined that fat cats are so fragile? That bigshot corporate titans, bold entrepreneurs, cutthroat hedge fund managers and muscle-bound political interest groups are in truth frail and dainty?
Well, they are not, of course. In American politics, the rich give as good as they get - or better.
But conservatives, flush with cash and casting about for a rationale to keep their donors secret, now argue that America's business tycoons are in fact delicate creatures, who would undergo emotional distress should the rabble discover that they're underwriting a particular cause or candidate.