Clinton holding fundraiser in…Ireland?

posted at 6:35 pm on November 18, 2007 by Bryan

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this illegal?

Guess who is coming to dinner in Dublin?

None other than former US president Bill Clinton, who is mingling with a host of Ireland’s elite at a fundraising bash on Saturday night.

The 1,600 euro (£1,145) a head dinner is in aid of his wife Hillary’s presidential campaign fund – and the places have been much coveted.

The Irish-Americans for Hillary Group said they could sell the 140 available places over and over again.

That’s not the illegal part. This is.

The paper said that some Irish people who were so desperate to attend the fundraiser have been seeking out US citizens through whom they can channel the $2,300 (1,600 euro) admission charge.

You would think that a campaign that has already been sacked with fundraising Hsunanigans would stay far away from even the appearance of foreign funds and influence, but where the Clintons are concerned, you’d obviously be wrong. The FEC had better work the door at this Irish shindig.

Also, is Hillary showing a lack of faith in the dollar by having a fundraiser that rings up the cash in euros?

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Hillary Clinton is a corrupt Marxist sack of crap?

Well blow me down.

She’s a freaking Clinton. She’s the closest thing on planet earth to Satan himself.

BKennedy on November 18, 2007 at 6:40 PM

Legal, illegal…it smacks, like so much else about her, of anti-Americanism.

James on November 18, 2007 at 6:41 PM

Perhaps she is looking for a Chinese free trade zone.

CommentGuy on November 18, 2007 at 6:49 PM

Wait a minute…

Has anyone actually seen Hillary and Whitey Bulger at the same time? No one can seem to find him and let’s face it, what could be a better hiding place than in drag as a US Senator from New York. She sure acts like I’d expect Whitey to. I’m just asking questions, uh, fire can’t melt steel, uh, Ron Paul! Ron Paul!

trubble on November 18, 2007 at 6:51 PM

You would think that a campaign that has already been sacked with fundraising Hsunanigans would stay far away from even the appearance of foreign funds and influence, but where the Clintons are concerned, you’d obviously be wrong.

Why would the Clintons be concerned? The media is in their pocket and has barely pursued what looks like one of the biggest political fund raising scandals ever, so why with they be concerned about getting heat now? I mean, it looks like she may be being funded by the damn Chinese government and no one cares, are they going to care about this?

RightWinged on November 18, 2007 at 6:55 PM

Of course this is SOP for the clintons

Sikhs for Hillary

Sikhs-for-Clinton Fund-Raiser Scuttled for ‘Security Reasons’

November 16, 2007 updated 11/17/07 12:23 am EST
A $1-million fund-raiser Sikhs were planning to hold in Bakersfield, Calif. on Sunday morning for Senator Clinton’s presidential campaign has been abruptly canceled, or at least postponed, people familiar with the event said today
Mr. Dhillon said half a million dollars had already been raised and there were hopes for another half million by Sunday. The funds already gathered will be refunded, he said.
“It was something the [Clinton Campaign] committee decided for security reasons,” he said.
Mr. Dhillon said the Clintons were also passing up a chance to appear in front of as many as 75,000 Sikhs who were expected to gather in Bakersfield on Sunday to celebrate a religious festival.

William Amos on November 18, 2007 at 7:03 PM

Democrats off-shoring their fundraising? How apt.

flipflop on November 18, 2007 at 7:14 PM

Hosts for the evening are Brian Farren and Linda O’Shea-Farren who are opening up their home on Raglan Road, in the Ballsbridge area of the city.

My mother’s surname was Farren and she grew up only a few minutes down the road from Ballsbridge. I wonder if I’m related to these tools.

I never thought I’d say this but here goes: Yankee, go home.

aengus on November 18, 2007 at 7:28 PM

Coverage of the event from last night.

JammieWearingFool on November 18, 2007 at 7:29 PM

Also, is Hillary showing a lack of faith in the dollar by having a fundraiser that rings up the cash in euros? — Bryan

At this point in time, anyone would be well advised to have a lack of faith in the dollar, but I doubt that’s Hillary’s motivation. The number of Euros she could take in without great risk wouldn’t pay Bill’s Big-Mac tab for a year.

Maxx on November 18, 2007 at 7:32 PM

Hillary Clinton is a corrupt Marxist sack of crap?

Well blow me down.

She’s a freaking Clinton. She’s the closest thing on planet earth to Satan himself.

BKennedy on November 18, 2007 at 6:40 PM

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

OBX Pete on November 18, 2007 at 7:37 PM

7,000 illegal Irish aliens are in Ted Kennedy’s state. Here she is sucking face with terrorist Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

DANEgerus on November 18, 2007 at 8:01 PM

They seek money here, they seek money there
Those Clintonistas seek it everywhere
Is it in Maryland or is it in Ireland?
That demned elusive dollar bill
It helps them with their power Revolution
Propping them up each and every week
Enabling every lovely campaign execution
La, what cheek!
They seek money here, they seek money there
Those Clintonistas seek it everywhere
If you should see any, please do give them a yell!
That demned elusive dollar bill
They seek money here, they seek money there
Those Clintonistas seek it everywhere
Oh, Hzuy, how the Clintonistas do implore you
Simply to stay out of jail
Without all your contributions
It’s a chore to get ahead!
- Percy

MB4 on November 18, 2007 at 8:01 PM

How do you indicate sarcastic shock in Gaelic?

flip on November 18, 2007 at 8:03 PM

Also, is Hillary showing a lack of faith in the dollar by having a fundraiser that rings up the cash in euros? — Bryan

Hillary is not the only one showing a lack of faith in the American dollar.

The dollar’s decline: from symbol of hegemony to shunned currency

Last month, in a humiliating turn of events, the central bank in Iraq, four years after the United States invaded, stated that it wished to diversify reserves from a reliance on dollars.

MB4 on November 18, 2007 at 8:08 PM

Shameless. The price of the dinner comes out to $2,300? Are you f-ing kidding me?

These Irish eyes aren’t smiling. This is why I haven’t back back to visit my relatives in 20 years, they are politically left of my own state – Massachusetts. That and they fell in love with Billy Jeff.

reaganaut on November 18, 2007 at 8:09 PM

This is nothing less than an “in your face” foreign fund raiser. Just brazen.

Zorro on November 18, 2007 at 8:11 PM

Would it be okay if Rosie O’Donnell were to ask if Losie O’Donnerr was attending the dinner?

andycanuck on November 18, 2007 at 8:18 PM

Without all your contributions
It’s a chore to get ahead!
We’ve got to go overseas to keep ahead!
- Percy

MB4 on November 18, 2007 at 8:18 PM

I agree that Clinton’s going overseas is highly inappropriate, but I think calling her Satan is overdoing it. If there is any candidate for Satan, right now my vote would be Ayatollah Khameni. Russian President Putin and the premier of Red China would also be at the top of my suspects list. The Clintons are amoral, no question, and if we are lucky Hillary is only a Socialist, but there are people alive who have done far worse than her.
Of course, none of them are running for POTUS.

Lancer on November 18, 2007 at 8:26 PM

Of course, none of them are running for POTUS.

Lancer on November 18, 2007 at 8:26 PM

Don’t be too sure of that.

MB4 on November 18, 2007 at 8:31 PM

The Clintons may not be Satan, but they are most certainly crooks. I hope the conservative media pick this up.

jeanie on November 18, 2007 at 8:47 PM

Just raising the money Americans won’t raise.

BowHuntingTexas on November 18, 2007 at 8:50 PM

I agree that Clinton’s going overseas is highly inappropriate, but I think calling her Satan is overdoing it. If there is any candidate for Satan, right now my vote would be Ayatollah Khameni. Russian President Putin and the premier of Red China would also be at the top of my suspects list. The Clintons are amoral, no question, and if we are lucky Hillary is only a Socialist, but there are people alive who have done far worse than her.
Of course, none of them are running for POTUS.

Lancer on November 18, 2007 at 8:26 PM

Khomeni at least makes his wishes to destroy Israel and America outwardly and honesty, as well as his gay executions. Khomeni is an insane nutbar who at least thinks he’s doing the right thing in the name of Allah.

Hillary on the other hand is a lying, slimy little Marxist who doesn’t have a shred of honesty or integrity. She is the embodiment of the enemy within, and she will destroy America, Israel, and the entirety of western civilization from within before Khomeni discovers oral hygeine.

The only difference between the two is that Hillary will destroy far more people indirectly than Khomeni will by using force.

Satan is the lord or lies, not the lord of AK-47s. Hillary has Khomeni and every other human being on this planet beat in the lying department by a mile.

Although I suppose Bill Clinton takes the prize: Not only does he have Satan’s ability to lie, he also has a strange charm about him.

BKennedy on November 18, 2007 at 8:57 PM

How is this any more reprehensible than the fact that the woman purchased her Senate seat by selling pardons to Puerto Rican terrorist groups?

highhopes on November 18, 2007 at 9:24 PM

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this illegal?

Hasn’t stopped them before.

Dinner in Dublin? Maybe that’s where the cash black hole from China erupts out of the ground.

Speakup on November 18, 2007 at 9:30 PM

These Irish eyes aren’t smiling. This is why I haven’t back back to visit my relatives in 20 years, they are politically left of my own state – Massachusetts. That and they fell in love with Billy Jeff.

I can’t speak for your relatives but I can tell you the following. Abortion is illegal in Ireland. In fact it’s unconstitutional due to an amendment passed in the early ’80s. In the history of the State as established in 1922 there has never been a majority left-wing government (or for that matter in the 3,000 years preceding that). Fiscal conservatism is obligatory, anyone running on an opposite platform would be lucky to get 3 votes (only a slight exaggeration).

Billy Jeff went to great pains to legitimise the far left (Sinn Féin) who, though assumed to be Catholics by almost everyone, are Marxist-Leninists now and forever (you can check their website if you don’t believe me). He went to great pains to ingratiate himself with Irish people both at home and abroad and this has paid dividends for him.

The only aspect of mainstream leftism in Irish life is anti-militarism (or more specifically antipathy towards American militarism) yet whenever there’s an election (national or local) the pro-American party or candidate wins every time. Why is this? It’s because Irish leftists are loud and obnoxious and control the Irish media/academia and so its assumed they speak for the whole country. They don’t. If these idiots ever won an election I think I would die of shock.

aengus on November 18, 2007 at 9:31 PM

Obsession complete and total. Does not even worry about the appearance of impropriety. What ever it takes to get that seat then do it and lie if you have to.

mjkazee on November 18, 2007 at 9:53 PM

William Amos on November 18, 2007 at 7:03 PM

They are passing up some serious bucks here!

Buy Danish on November 18, 2007 at 9:56 PM

It’s because Irish leftists are loud and obnoxious and control the Irish media/academia and so its assumed they speak for the whole country.

So, we have this in common…

ConservativeLawStudent on November 18, 2007 at 10:26 PM

Heh, wait until they hold one in China, Venezuela (with add’l funds from Iran), Argentina, Honduras…going…and going…

Americans, time to wake up!

Entelechy on November 18, 2007 at 11:07 PM

I think I may have said this before, ah well,… If Hillary does get elected to POTUS, she will be so busy doing favors and arse kissing all the people she got money from, she won’t have time at all to run this God forsaken country…
I wonder, what will she do if she doesn’t get elected?…!

4shoes on November 18, 2007 at 11:41 PM

4shoes, it’s not over yet - who cares what she’ll do if she doesn’t get elected. As far as I’m concerned, she can fly away on a broom.

Entelechy on November 19, 2007 at 12:21 AM

she can fly away on a broom.

Entelechy on November 19, 2007 at 12:21 AM

If she doesn’t get elected either she will chase Bill away with a broom or Bill will chase her away with a broom. One or the other as they would then no longer have any need for each other.

MB4 on November 19, 2007 at 12:26 AM

MB4, the plot will then finally end and they get to screw whomever they like. Better that than to screw us all any further. I can envison both of them, on separate brooms.

Entelechy on November 19, 2007 at 12:43 AM

No I would not give you false hope
For this coming election day
But the bubba and beastie sep-eration
Would be only a broom handle away
Oh, oh the bubba and beastie separation
Would be only a broom handle away
Oh the bubba and beastie separation
Would be only a broom handle away
-Broom Simon

MB4 on November 19, 2007 at 1:11 AM

Foreign contributions are ILLEGAL.

Where is the DOJ?

georgej on November 19, 2007 at 3:18 AM

So, we have this in common…

ConservativeLawStudent on November 18, 2007 at 10:26 PM

Yeah, pretty much.

aengus on November 19, 2007 at 4:40 AM

How much money does Mrs. Bill Clinton need? Supposedly she has 50 mill cash on hand. There are 50 weeks till the election. She can spend a million a week every week until the election without raising another dime!

redjeep on November 19, 2007 at 8:54 AM

Khomeni at least makes his wishes to destroy Israel and America outwardly and honesty, as well as his gay executions. Khomeni is an insane nutbar who at least thinks he’s doing the right thing in the name of Allah.

No argument, but Khomeni died years ago. Khameni is the bad guy now. Change the o to a and the comment stands.

Longhorn Six on November 19, 2007 at 9:56 AM