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A Rueful Return To Chinagate?
IBD ^ | August 29, 2007

Posted on 08/29/2007 7:12:38 PM PDT by Kaslin

National Security: It's not a Buddhist temple, but the shady fundraising methods look the same. Like Al Gore, who took laundered cash, Sen. Hillary Clinton's got some explaining to do.

The presidential hopeful pocketed $55,000 from a family of Chinese immigrants living in a modest house near the San Francisco airport. The Paw family, headed by a mail carrier, is one of the biggest sources of donations to her campaign.

Turns out the gifts were bundled together by Paw family friend Norman Hsu, a Chinese businessman who at one time owned its 1,280-square-foot house. Hsu (pronounced "shoo") now lives in New York, where he ranks as one of Hillary's top rainmakers, quietly raising well over $1 million for her campaign.

Though his donations closely track the Paw's, Hsu denies reimbursing them for their contributions. It's a federal crime to reimburse donors for campaign gifts. (It's also a crime to knowingly accept gifts made by donors in the name of others.)

Hillary's campaign spokesman insists the senator has "absolutely no reason to call his contributions into question."

California authorities may beg to differ. According to the Los Angeles Times, Hsu is a fugitive who last decade was convicted of grand theft and sentenced to three years in prison.

This story has an eerily familiar ring to it.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chinagate; donors; hillary; hsu

1 posted on 08/29/2007 7:12:38 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

“She’s a crook.” This concept is too simple-minded for Democrats, who only think in paragraphs (Schroeder hypothesis), to understand. Therefore, the Democrat MSM will ignore it and it won’t hurt her standing with Democrat voters.

2 posted on 08/29/2007 7:26:55 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Kaslin

I just checked to see which major online news sites had any coverage of this. — headline-level coverage — headline-level coverage (one of the rotating banners) — zip — zilch — nada

No big surprise, I guess.

I sure hope this gets legs like Monicagate did for Bubba. The majors ignored that at first, also.

You know that if it were a conservative (or pseudo-conservative) candidate it’d get top billing everywhere...

3 posted on 08/29/2007 7:30:12 PM PDT by Nervous Tick
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“Heading the probe in the Senate was one Fred Thompson. He was vilified by the Clintonites and their apologists in the media for conducting a witch hunt. Of course, he was right about the Chinese contributions all along.

Thompson, who plans to enter the race for the White House, has a special appreciation for what the Clintons pulled last decade. How appropriate if he ends up debating Hillary next year. He’d have lots of fodder.

Meantime, the FEC must launch an investigation of the Hsu donations. American voters have the right to know now — not after the election is over — if the Clintons aren’t simply laundering Chinese bagmen who will launder millions more to elect a new President Clinton who, in turn, will hold another fire sale for the Chi-Coms.”

Yes we have a right to know. Who in their right mind wants another 4 years of the Clintons?

4 posted on 08/29/2007 7:30:35 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Trying to hide it perhaps.

5 posted on 08/29/2007 7:32:57 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: sageb1

The FEC is too slow to ever stop; abuses that could chance elections. Apparently they just fined a Soros group the biggest fine ever for 100 m in 2004, but they did not intervene and stop it when it was happening.

6 posted on 08/29/2007 7:33:37 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: Kaslin; ExTexasRedhead

Seems like old times ... again .................. FRegards

7 posted on 08/29/2007 7:34:14 PM PDT by gonzo (In Florida, inmates make cigarettes in jail that I buy, and I can go to jail for smoking one! WTF?)
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To: ClaireSolt

In a just and honest society, this is way beyond an FEC matter. This is Federal Grand Jury and special prosecutor all the way.

8 posted on 08/29/2007 7:36:54 PM PDT by Enterprise (I can't talk about liberals anymore because some of the words will get me sent to rehab.)
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To: sageb1


...the Enemy is now Within
...and always has been.


9 posted on 08/29/2007 7:37:53 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965
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To: Kaslin
We saw 8 long, painful years of this before with the Clintons.

It's deja vu all over again. It makes me sick to imagine we might be in for another 8 years of their shenanigans and crookedness.

10 posted on 08/29/2007 7:41:42 PM PDT by Gritty
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To: Gritty

The sleaze never stops with the Clintons - must be in their DNA.

11 posted on 08/29/2007 9:04:54 PM PDT by glorgau
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