Jeff Bezos' purchase of The Washington Post gives the Amazon CEO clout in Beltway circles, experts say. Bezos has a reputation as an anti-tax libertarian and a supporter of gay rights, and he has chiefly supported Democratic candidates in the past. Still, those who know him say he'll likely avoid direct involvement in Washington policy debates. "I see his world view as being much less political and much less partisan than it is sort of logic-based, explorer-based," says biographer Mark Leibovich.

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