The Hsu is on the Other Foot


It was a pretty simple transaction, really. A donor with a shady past wanted to help the Clinton campaign with hefty financial donations. Pull a few strings, ignore a few laws, and before you could say “McCain-Feingold” the campaign got its money. Only this time, it wasn’t Bill who was the recipient of such foreign largesse; it was Hillary.


In case you’ve been living under a rock or, in the case of the DailyKosmonauts, in your mom’s basement, Hillary Clinton’s campaign was rocked by scandal thanks in part of one Norman Hsu. According to the Los Angeles Times, Hsu is responsible for channeling more than $1.2 million dollars to Hillary’s campaign and to Democrats in general.


This wouldn’t normally be a subject for a column, except for the fact that Hsu is also considered to be a fugitive of the law. Seems he plead no contest to grand theft in the 1990s for investment fraud. Then, he claimed it was all a misunderstanding (yeah, like pleading no contest is really all that confusing…) and failed to appear in court for the charge. Then, he disappeared until the past three years where he’s been a wildcat at drumming up donations for Democrats. And it’s not like he was an anonymous face in the crowd, either. He’s been seen.


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