Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Hillary Clinton's A-List Donors
The Wall Street Journal reports that Hillary Clinton's campaign cash is coming from some unlikely places.
Election records show that six members of the Paw family have donated a total of $200,000 to Democratic candidates since 2005, including nearly $50,000 to Hillary Clinton. All six list their address as a 1,280-square-foot house that they recently refinanced for nearly $300,000. William Paw, the head of the household, is a 64-year-old mail carrier who earns around $49,000 annually. His wife, also 64, lists her occuption as a homemaker.
Interestingly, the Paws' donations match those of a wealthy New York businessman named Norman Hsu. The Paws, Mr. Hsu and five of his co-workers donated a total of $47,500 to Hillary's campaign on the same day, four different times, in 2007. In total, Hsu and his associates have given Clinton $133,000 since 2005 and nearly $750,000 to all Democratic candidates.
This would appear to be either a very bizarre coincidence or a blatant attempt to subvert campaign finance laws, because each individual's donations are limited to $4,600 per candidate.
Our exclusive investigation unearthed some other reputed Clinton donors:
The Jebediah Hankee family: nearly $50,000 since 2005 and use of the family's private jet.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Booger Cunningham and extended family, around $120,000.
Orville "Champ" Prendergrast, $26,500.
Milton Weemus and family, $42,000.
Ebenezer "Running Sores" Pooter, $17,250.
Bubba "Duke" Clampers: around $75,000.
In all seriousness, this isn't the first time Hillary's grappled with allegations of massive campaign fraud. John Armor, an Election Law Expert at Equal Justice Foundation, says Hillary may already be involved in the "largest election law fraud in US history."
That would be reflected in the Peter Paul vs. the Clintons civil suit. In that case, it appears that Hillary will be testifying, under oath, in relation to the "smoking gun" election fraud video that was recently released.
This appears to be yet another chapter in a long story of suspicious fund-raising activities.
Update: Dan Riehl: "Norman Hsu... is wanted by authorities for failing to do a three year prison stretch based upon a no contest plea to grand theft swindling charges."