NYT, LAT background check on Hillary donor turns up new and exciting shadiness; Update: How much did Hsu’s “associates” contribute?

posted at 10:58 am on August 31, 2007 by Allahpundit

Credit where credit is due: this is a Democrats-only scandal thus far and between them they’ve got fully 11 reporters staffed to it. Count the bylines. It’s not just Hillary who’s got a headache here either, although she seems to have benefited most from Hsu’s largesse. Bob Kerrey, the once and maybe future senator from Nebraska and current head of the New School, made him a school trustee notwithstanding the almost comical degree of deception the two Times papers managed to discover in only two or three days of digging. Between that, the fundraising for Hillary, and Hsu’s donations to various other Dems down to the municipal level, how could no one have known?

Answer: Maybe they did. The LAT:

Hsu’s history includes more unsavory episodes and associations. In 1990, he allegedly was kidnapped by Chinese gang members in San Francisco as part of an apparent effort to collect a debt. A year and a half later, he pleaded no contest to a charge of fleecing investors in what authorities called a Ponzi scheme of fraud. Along the way, he left a bankruptcy filing and bitter investors who accused him of making off with their savings…

An ex-girlfriend — who is identified in court records but who asked not to be named in news accounts for fear of reprisal — said Hsu had conned her out of nearly $100,000. “He took advantage of me,” she said…

[Hsu's attorney, E. Lawrence] Barcella said Hsu returned to California in 1996 and made a series of successful investments in Silicon Valley — which accounts for Hsu’s ability to contribute so heavily to Democratic causes in recent years, Barcella said. Hsu also continued to be involved in the apparel business, Barcella said.

But details about Hsu’s activities since 1996 are elusive. Unlike in the 1980s, when Hsu’s name appeared in a flurry of business and court records, there is scant evidence that he was actively launching businesses or making contributions to politicians…

Hsu was affiliated with two businesses — Components Ltd. and Coopgors Ltd. — that have listed addresses on Fifth Avenue. But the building actually houses luxury apartments, not commercial offices, according to a doorman, who has worked there for the last 15 years. The doorman said Hsu lived in the building for a few years but moved out about four years ago.

A few blocks away on Broadway Avenue, office mates on the 10th floor of a building listed as the address for five of Hsu’s businesses said they had last seen him this week, when he picked up his mail.

He moved into the office about two years ago but never unpacked his boxes, said Ken Mulligan, 31, a sales executive for J.P. Doumak, a fabric supplier. He said Hsu would not visit the office space for months, then would show up for a few hours, say “hello,” check his mail, make a few phone calls and leave.

The NYT piles on:

There were no offices in buildings in New York’s garment district whose addresses were given for businesses with names like Components Ltd., Cool Planets, Next Components, Coopgors Ltd., NBT and Because Men’s clothing — all listed by Mr. Hsu in federal filings at different times.

At a new loft-style residential condominium in SoHo that was also listed as an address for one of his companies, an employee there said that he had never seen or heard of Mr. Hsu. Another company was listed at a condo that Mr. Hsu had sublet in an elegant residential tower in Midtown Manhattan just off Fifth Avenue, but an employee there said Mr. Hsu moved out two years ago, after having lived there for five years. The employee, who was granted anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about residents, said he recalled that Mr. Hsu had received a lot of mail from the Democratic Party.

Remember, Hsu’s fundraising is significant enough to the Clinton campaign to have qualified him for, ahem, “HillRaiser” status. Her response yesterday when asked why they didn’t think to check out this very important contributor? “Obviously, we will increase our vigilance.”

Painfully obvious exit question: Where’s he getting his money?

Update: Just an ordinary fundraiser, one of thousands. How could she be expected to check him out? Quote: “Many ‘HillRaisers’ — people who rustle up at least $100,000 for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign — are dwarfed beside Mr. Hsu (pronounced ‘Shu’). Several people involved in Democratic presidential fund-raising say Mr. Hsu, an apparel executive, has raised well over $1 million for the New York senator’s presidential campaign, making him one of the top 20 Democratic fund-raisers in the country.”

Update: He’s turned himself in on the outstanding warrant. $2 million bail.

Update: Remember, the first story about Hsu this week in the Journal all but accused him of laundering campaign contributions through the Paw family and others so that he could donate more than the legal limit. (Hsu denies it, of course.) Suitably Flip’s running the numbers on just how much cash Hsu’s “associates” have dumped into Democratic coffers. He’s already into seven digits.


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The NYT attacking a Clinton. This is surely a sign of the apocalypse.

LakeRuins on August 31, 2007 at 11:00 AM

Painfully obvious answer: Monks.

PatrickS on August 31, 2007 at 11:02 AM

This guy is funded by Chinese interests. Hillary is the real Manchurian candidate.

Interesting that all the enemies of this nation are lining up behind a Democratic win and the Republicans are so pathetically political that they don’t stand up against what is going on.

Hening on August 31, 2007 at 11:11 AM

He sounds like a spy to me…allegedly.

CP on August 31, 2007 at 11:12 AM

Painfully obvious exit question: Where’s he getting his money?

Johnny Chung?

Charlie Trie?

Maria Hsa?

Note the presence of Fred in the last link. He may have a nice issue to use here.

Apparently, no other Democrats are willing to use this to bludgeon The Pantsuit with.

JammieWearingFool on August 31, 2007 at 11:12 AM

“Obviously, we will increase our vigilance efforts to conceal these kinds of activities.”

Now that’s something we can count on.

infidel4life on August 31, 2007 at 11:13 AM

The ChiComs heart the CliComs.

wordwarp on August 31, 2007 at 11:14 AM

How fortunate for Hillary and the Democrats that the Craig story broke this week.

Here Boy! Here! Get the stick Boy! Go fetch.

TheBigOldDog on August 31, 2007 at 11:14 AM

Painfully obvious exit question: Where’s he getting his money

Chinese bootlegs of movies and CDs?

Mallard T. Drake on August 31, 2007 at 11:17 AM

The NYT attacking a Clinton. This is surely a sign of the apocalypse.

LakeRuins on August 31, 2007 at 11:00 AM

Nope, they are just getting this out of the way now so it wont stick to the Teflon Queen later. At the end of the day it will be politics as usual for the democrats. And that means no matter what Hillary does she gets a free pass because the democrats believe she can and will win. As we all know the only thing that counts for democrats is winning.

doriangrey on August 31, 2007 at 11:17 AM

This controversy really saddens me, to be honest. Obama and Edwards are such light-weight, jokes-in-need-of-a-punchline that Hillary is the only serious Democratic contender by comparison.

In other words, with two candidates in the race that are worthy of contempt, its refreshing to know that there is at least a third one that is worthy of being despised. That is quite a step up.

I’m not a Democrat. I’m a Reluctican, but I would like to see some move back to sanity in the Democrats. I is very strange that we have gotten to the point where Hillary has primary opponents who make her look almost statesman-like by comparison.

Nosferightu on August 31, 2007 at 11:18 AM

Commies getting money for their campaign from commies, what a huge surprise.

Maxx on August 31, 2007 at 11:26 AM

“Obviously, we will increase our vigilance donate the money to charity and return to completely innocent status.”

I am Clinton, I am invincible, I am womannnnnnnnn.

fogw on August 31, 2007 at 11:29 AM

Hillary is the real Manchurian candidate

She kinda looks like the queen of diamonds now that I think about it…..

CBarker on August 31, 2007 at 11:31 AM

She kinda looks like the queen of diamonds now that I think about it…..

CBarker on August 31, 2007 at 11:31 AM

She’s the Queen of Teflon…

doriangrey on August 31, 2007 at 11:36 AM

NYT and the LAT knows she has too much baggage to win, better knock her off now so they can focus on the candidate (dem) that they want.
Good reporting? I doubt it, they just know she is un-electable.

right2bright on August 31, 2007 at 11:40 AM

Hmmmm… and now for the absurd…

Yeah… thats it… that Republican senator… he was just there in that airport bathroom to get thats guys package…. of money… yeah… he’d heard about it from the Clinton’s…

Yeah… thats the ticket…. and Farrah… who also gave me a campaign donation…. whom I’ve slept with….

Romeo13 on August 31, 2007 at 11:45 AM

Nope, they are just getting this out of the way now so it wont stick to the Teflon Queen later.

doriangrey on August 31, 2007 at 11:17 AM

Yup. Rose Law Firm billing records, travel office firings, cattle futures, Hsu . . . move along, nothing to see here.

ncc770 on August 31, 2007 at 11:45 AM

Nope, they are just getting this out of the way now so it wont stick to the Teflon Queen later.
doriangrey on August 31, 2007 at 11:17 AM

Oh, there is still plenty in that gals closet to pull out later.

conservnut on August 31, 2007 at 11:46 AM

He also has Fat Teddy wrapped in his pocket and his coke head Nephew too.

Alden Pyle on August 31, 2007 at 11:47 AM

Not that many people here fall under this description, but if you’re surprised that Hill (although she’s evidently not alone) has such connections should read a few chapters of Emmett Tyrell’s book, the Clinton Crackup. I almost fell off my chair reading the chapter on Bubba’s China connection. Arms dealers, etc. I remember this stuff from back in the day, but didn’t know the extent of it at the time. Anyhoo, I guess Hill’s a low-life hustler just like Bill.

BillLalor on August 31, 2007 at 11:48 AM

Painfully obvious exit question: Where’s he getting his money?

Connect the dots……..George Soros. International financier, global socialist marxist. and overall scumbag.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on August 31, 2007 at 11:49 AM

The eagle has fallen

Its over Hillary, resign, do the right thing

EricPWJohnson on August 31, 2007 at 11:50 AM

TheBigOldDog on August 31, 2007 at 11:14 AM

It is a curious coincidence of timing isn’t it? I’d love to know who tipped off Roll Call, or whether they had an intrepid reporter who regularly scoured Minneapolis police reports.

Buy Danish on August 31, 2007 at 11:51 AM

Anyhoo, I guess Hill’s a low-life hustler just like Bill.

BillLalor on August 31, 2007 at 11:48 AM

Um, no she makes Bill look like a rank amateur.

doriangrey on August 31, 2007 at 11:52 AM

The eagle has fallen

Its over Hillary, resign, do the right thing

EricPWJohnson on August 31, 2007 at 11:50 AM

Oh please, she’s a democrat and democrats never resign or do the right thing. For democrats the right thing is to obtain power and hold on to that power at all costs.

doriangrey on August 31, 2007 at 11:53 AM

NYT and the LAT knows she has too much baggage to win, better knock her off now so they can focus on the candidate (dem) that they want.

right2bright on August 31, 2007 at 11:40 AM

Gore must be getting ready to run.

Connie on August 31, 2007 at 11:54 AM

Well thank goodness for that campaign finance reform legislation from our friends at McCain, Kennedy, Feingold and Associates. Glad they didn’t get their way on the amnesty deal but hey there is still health insurance reform to look forward to.
/It ain’t about Healthcare but rather insurance.

LakeRuins on August 31, 2007 at 11:56 AM

Maybe Hsu’s paying Hillary to model his new line of pantsuits.

swami on August 31, 2007 at 11:59 AM

Hope you folks saw NBC’s report on this last night. Not only did the cover it in withering detail, they brought up all the 1990s shenanigans. Not just Johnnie Chung, but even the Lincoln bedroom. I was quite impressed.

km on August 31, 2007 at 12:16 PM

Looks like the “Hsu” is on the other foot!

jimbo2 on August 31, 2007 at 12:16 PM

How fortunate for Hillary and the Democrats that the Craig story broke this week.

Here Boy! Here! Get the stick Boy! Go fetch.

TheBigOldDog on August 31, 2007 at 11:14 AM

Wonder what other GOP scandals they have up their sleeve, to pull out at a convenient time?

jimbo2 on August 31, 2007 at 12:20 PM

Credit where credit is due: this is a Democrats-only scandal thus far and between them they’ve got fully 11 reporters staffed to it.

Why give them credit? The NYT and LAT love this kind of story, even about Dems. It’s another case they will haul out in the future to bang the drum for “campaign finance reform,” i.e., squelching the free speech of ordinary people and further empowering… the NYT and the LAT.

Karl on August 31, 2007 at 12:25 PM

Wow! Karl Rove is still hard at work! You magnificant bastard, you!

revolutionismyname on August 31, 2007 at 12:26 PM

In the next three days, either Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, or Britney Spears will be paid a great deal of money to do something “shocking.” All this will be completely forgotten then. Sort of like the Chinese Spy’s were forgotten in the 90′s.

Wuptdo on August 31, 2007 at 12:27 PM

I told you these addresses were shams. He’s a paper tiger whose paper is cold hard campaign cash.

We need to get some answers from the attorneys that wrote the 1996 Congressional report that named Norman Hsu by name.

I’m not willing to say Norman Hsu is getting funds from overseas like Huang and Trie, but the fake kidnapping scheme reminds me a lot of the work of former Democrat Party fundraiser and organized crime kingpin Murray “Curly” Humphries.

gabriel sutherland on August 31, 2007 at 12:28 PM

Well good, I hope they keep investigating this as far as it goes, no matter which party is invloved. Since it’s a given now that journalists feel they need to change the world, our election system would be a great place to start.

Aftert they expose all the fraudulent donations, they can move on to fraudulent voter registration. We all saw the faux anger that was created over Florida 2000. What goes on in Chicago, Boston, Philly, New York would really shock voters.

Blah, who am I kidding?
All of this is good news for Barack “New School” Obama though.

reaganaut on August 31, 2007 at 12:28 PM

Connie on August 31, 2007 at 11:54 AM

Wouldn’t bet against you. Nothing he would like more, knock out Hillary and get the nomination…a twofer.

right2bright on August 31, 2007 at 12:31 PM

What is it with Hillary and the word “obviously”?

First it was “Obviously we were all surprised…”

Now it’s “Obviously we will be more vigilant…”

No, Mrs. Clinton, it’s not obvious at all!
Obviously you obfuscate to obliterate obstacles to obtaining your objective.

kooly on August 31, 2007 at 12:32 PM

“Hsu surrenders to cops on outstanding grand theft charge”

Maybe he didn’t want to be on the street – you know, “things happen” to people when the Clintons are involved.

BobK on August 31, 2007 at 12:36 PM

…said he recalled that Mr. Hsu had received a lot of mail from the Democratic Party.

Reading that sent chills down my spine. Couldn’t help but think of Watergate, but in reverse… I guess that’s my conspiracy thought for the day.

Numenorean on August 31, 2007 at 12:36 PM

more data points

With a group of partners from Hong Kong, Mr. Hsu started a sportswear company in 1982 called Laveno that went bankrupt two years later, not long after he left the company. From that, he cycled through several other enterprises, mostly men’s sportswear, under the Wear This, Base and Foreign Exchange labels.

CommentGuy on August 31, 2007 at 12:56 PM

Hillary donations never influence anything

He became a trustee at the New School and was elected to the Board of Governors of Eugene Lang College there. He endowed a scholarship in his name at the college and was co-chairman of a benefit awards dinner in 2006 that featured Mrs. Clinton, who had secured a $950,000 earmark for a mentoring program at the college for disadvantaged city youths.

CommentGuy on August 31, 2007 at 12:58 PM

more from here on what may have been happening as we discussed in another thread.

“We have certainly seen a number of instances where there have been contributions made in the name of another, which is illegal,” said George Smaragdis, a spokesman for the Federal Election Commission.

Last week, Michigan attorney Geoffrey Fieger was indicted for making illegal contributions to Democrat John Edwards’ 2004 campaign. Fieger, the indictment said, lined up “straw donors” to make more than $125,000 in contributions to Edwards and then reimbursed them.

“Bundling is legal as long as everyone is contributing his own money,” said Bob Stern, president of the nonpartisan Center for Governmental Studies. “But when one person supplies the money, that’s money laundering, not bundling.”

The difference, however, can be hard to prove.

CommentGuy on August 31, 2007 at 1:05 PM

Unanswered question: Why did Norman Hsu list the Paw’s Daly City address for one of his campaign contributions?

gabriel sutherland on August 31, 2007 at 1:16 PM

Possibly a staffer transposed addresses when filling out all those forms to the FEC.

CommentGuy on August 31, 2007 at 1:20 PM

PS: James(Jim) Brosnahan was John Walker Lindh’s defense counsel.

gabriel sutherland on August 31, 2007 at 1:21 PM

The message has gone out to dump the Hsu money and some are even dumping the Paw money.

One I found who is waiting on judgment on what happens to Hsu who turned himself in is Gov Rendell of Pennsylvania.

Rendell said he would return the money if California prosecutors win a “sustainable conviction” in the case, but that he finds it strange that Hsu held political fundraisers and maintained a high profile during the 16 years that authorities supposedly have been looking for him.

“We need to find out a whole lot more than we know right now,” he said.

CommentGuy on August 31, 2007 at 1:24 PM

Connie on August 31, 2007 at 11:54 AM

Horrors! He is like, so insane.

His whole Global Warming scenario is falling apart, but the MSM won’t be reporting on this anytime soon.

Buy Danish on August 31, 2007 at 1:28 PM

CommentGuy: Ed Rendell’s people haven’t read the papers. Hsu already convicted. He’s already been sentenced. That’s why he’s a fugitive. There isn’t single person on Rendell’s staff that knows what it means to be a fugitive?

Hsu skipped town for Hong Kong when he was due to serve his sentence.

gabriel sutherland on August 31, 2007 at 1:31 PM

You would think that the Clintons would want to stay away from the Communists in China this go around.
Maybe not.

Nah, not when they still have money.

thegreatbeast on August 31, 2007 at 1:31 PM

Something else to ponder …….

“In 1978 Jimmy Carter rammed two treaties through congress, giving away our Panama Canal . When the U.S. Flag was lowered in Panama on December 31, 1999, Red China became its gatekeeper.

The Clinton Administration didn’t interfere with China’s stunning beachhead in the Western Hemisphere. Clinton was hopelessly indebted to the Chinese and their allies in Indonesia for financing his presidential elections in 1992 and 1996.

China didn’t need to send an invading army. Because of what is euphemistically called “free trade,” China has plenty of cash to buy and bribe its way into our domain.”

Right Hillary?

fogw on August 31, 2007 at 1:38 PM

Huh. Guy lawyered up and turned himself in. Now we’ll see if he adheres to the Code of Silence. We’ll see if the Chinese Government Demands The Release Of One Of Its Citizens. This will be interrrresting.

RushBaby on August 31, 2007 at 1:50 PM

back when from the latex glove days

He had filed for bankruptcy and left investors accusing him of making off with their savings.

In 1990, Hsu was kidnapped by Chinese gang members in San Francisco and rescued when police in suburban Foster City stopped their car for running a red light.

Police speculated that the abductors intended to extort money from Hsu, but a lawyer’s filing in Hsu’s personal bankruptcy said Hsu had been kidnapped “allegedly by individuals who are creditors of the debtor.”

CommentGuy on August 31, 2007 at 1:54 PM

Time to call Rat-o-rooter.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on August 31, 2007 at 2:06 PM

OK Newsday has some more interesting info

Records show Hsu also solicited funds from three members of a New York family that helps run a plastics packaging plant in Pennsylvania. They have given more than $200,000 in the last three years.

Danny Lee, a manager at the packaging firm, has given $95,000 to federal Democratic campaigns — $19,500 of which went to Clinton. Yu Fen Huang, who shares a New York house with Lee, has given $52,200 to Democrats, $8,800 to Clinton. Soe Lee has contributed $54,000 to Democrats, $8,800 to Clinton.

The Paws, the Lees and Huang did not return telephone calls seeking comment on their donations.

William Amos on August 31, 2007 at 2:07 PM

The point is Hillary has the same major campaign people working for her that Bill did.

After the last Chinese money scam was busted , you would think they would have been doing at least some checking on Hsu not to get burned again like they are now.

CommentGuy on August 31, 2007 at 2:10 PM

Well now some are playing the race card

But the executive director of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York, Margaret Fung, sharply criticized the RNC document, after being shown it by a reporter.

“It links Norman Hsu and the Paw family to other Asian-American donors in previous campaigns, solely because of their race. It insinuates that Asian-Americans are more prone to making improper donations and have been doing this for years. What is this obsession with Asian-American donors?” she asked, adding that she had no information on Hsu’s specific guilt or innocence. “Does this fit into a broader political strategy of stirring up anti-immigrant sentiments?”

CommentGuy on August 31, 2007 at 2:23 PM

CommentGuy on August 31, 2007 at 2:23 PM

I need you to contact me at sagebrimmer at hotmail.com please. It’s important.

Connie on August 31, 2007 at 3:18 PM

Connie on August 31, 2007 at 3:18 PM

you’ve got mail

CommentGuy on August 31, 2007 at 3:21 PM

CommentGuy on August 31, 2007 at 3:21 PM

Thanks! So do you.

Connie on August 31, 2007 at 3:37 PM

Let me think here. Hsu skips town to avoid going to jail. Heads back to Hong Kong. Turns up back in the U.S. with buckets of money for the Democrats and nobody is thinking that the Chinese government might be behind it?

Andy in Agoura Hills on August 31, 2007 at 5:53 PM

Does this remind anyone of the John Malkovich character in In The Line of Fire? The character buys his way into a fund-raising event, using fake companies with empty offices as mail drops.
Where is the Secret Service in all of this, I mean doesn’t she get minimal protection, from people with outstanding warrants?

Titus Flavius on August 31, 2007 at 8:20 PM

Anyone else watch “Prison Break” (new season starting soon by the way)… Am I the only one who think Hsu might be the “real life” Special Agent Kim? You know, the Asian guy who’s been running the entire conspiracy, behind the FEMALE PRESIDENT!? Of course, there’s the fat old white guy who always sat in the limo and didn’t say a word until the last episodes in season 2. So, we’ve found Agent Kim… who’s the fat guy who’s really running the show?!

(I know what you’re thinking – GORE!)

RightWinged on August 31, 2007 at 8:23 PM

Let me think here. Hsu skips town to avoid going to jail. Heads back to Hong Kong. Turns up back in the U.S. with buckets of money for the Democrats and nobody is thinking that the Chinese government might be behind it?

Andy in Agoura Hills on August 31, 2007 at 5:53 PM

Pfft. The Clintons linked with corruption that involves Communist hellholes? Never happen. You must be crazy.

/sarc.

BKennedy on August 31, 2007 at 8:32 PM

Let me think here. Hsu skips town to avoid going to jail. Heads back to Hong Kong. Turns up back in the U.S. with buckets of money for the Democrats and nobody is thinking that the Chinese government might be behind it?

Andy in Agoura Hills on August 31, 2007 at 5:53 PM

Pfft. The Clintons linked with corruption that involves Communist hellholes? Never happen. You must be crazy.

/sarc.

BKennedy on August 31, 2007 at 8:32 PM

I’m not prepared to go way out on a limb yet, but does anyone recognize the potential for the tremendous scandal that could have just been stumbled upon? Luckily for the Dems, even if there is some sort of Chinese government connection, the MSM will make sure the world never knows. I’m surprised they’ve gone as far as they have so far, but don’t expect it to last, folks. Can anyone say they’ve heard about Kennedy’s dealings with the commies, outside of the blogosphere?

RightWinged on August 31, 2007 at 8:54 PM

Is Norman Hsu the 2007 version of Charlie Trie?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_United_States_campaign_finance_controversy

slp on August 31, 2007 at 11:26 PM

Wonder what other GOP scandals they have up their sleeve, to pull out at a convenient time?

jimbo2 on August 31, 2007 at 12:20 PM

Yep, if this was about a GOP candidate, the MSM would have held back on breaking the story until the first week of November ’08. But they bring this one out now so it will be old news next year.

Sorta brings to mind an old Helen Reddy song (paraphased):

“I am woman, hear me bitch.
Buy my records, amke me rich…”

Texas Nick 77 on September 1, 2007 at 2:07 AM

Oops,

“make me rich”

Forgot to spell check…

Texas Nick 77 on September 1, 2007 at 2:08 AM

she is just flat out scary looking.

I just don’t see her as a threat. Newp…live near san fran..they all hate her. I don’t see her making it.

Highrise on September 1, 2007 at 4:05 AM

Texas Nick 77 on September 1, 2007 at 2:07 AM

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Sorry if I’ve offened anyone. That was an old joke my ex-wife told me.

Texas Nick 77 on September 1, 2007 at 7:46 AM

Not only that, I appologize for my bad spelling.

“offended”

Texas Nick 77 on September 1, 2007 at 7:51 AM

Ahhhhhhhhhh…Hsu!!!

FishFearMe on September 1, 2007 at 8:13 AM

This is all such a waste of time. Republicans long ago decided to play nice and look the other way with Democrats, so everyone knows no amount of wrongdoing will ever get a Dem anything more than a wristslap. Ask Barney Frank. Ask Bill Clinton. Ask Al Gore. Ask Harry Reid. Ask Al Sharpton. Ask The New York Times. Ask Hillary Clinton.

Halley on September 1, 2007 at 10:43 AM

You’ve heard of “Oil for Food”?? This is simply another “GREASE for MISSILE TECHNOLOGY” deal!

Anybody want to bet that the “charities” who end up with the tainted money turn out to be “Friends of Hill” types?

landlines on September 1, 2007 at 2:27 PM

If this does make her flame out, I will be very, very surprised. And I would not bet against Big Al jumping into the race and getting the nomination.

That being said, does anyone know of a poll showing how that would affect the dhimincrats’ percentages? No hillary, just gore, edwards, and obama? And how would gore do pitted against each of the Republicans? And how each would do on a state by state basis?

Texas Nick 77 on September 2, 2007 at 7:43 AM

Now what if the charities turn around and donate the money back to the candidates. Isn’t that called laundering?

davod on September 3, 2007 at 8:36 AM

The Chinese got Bill to let Jimmy Carter “settle” the last Korean nuke crisis. Everybody is happy… Carter burnishs peacemaker pose, Chinese deliver for NorKs, and Bill buys another few years of silence.

Good God, I’d love to see Bill go to jail! The Dems heads would all simultaneously explode, and the avergae IQ of the United States would soar!

drunyan8315 on September 3, 2007 at 6:54 PM

For the 2008 remake of the original Manchurian Candidate:

Maj. Bennet Marco Frank SinatraDennis Miller

Raymond Shaw Lawrence HarveyJohn Edwards

Eugenie Rose Chaney Janet LeighMichelle Malkin

Mrs. Iselin Angela Lansbury Hillary

Chunjin Henry SilvaJackie Chan

Sen. John Iselin James GregoryBill O’Reilly

Jocelyn Jordan Leslie ParrishKirsten Powers

fred5678 on September 4, 2007 at 1:50 AM

Kind of O/t but:

An ex-girlfriend — who is identified in court records but who asked not to be named in news accounts for fear of reprisal — said Hsu had conned her out of nearly $100,000. “He took advantage of me,” she said…

Unless the court documents are closed isn’t the reporter basically outing an anonymous source?

Lord Nazh on September 4, 2007 at 11:10 AM