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Follow The Money -- Right Down The Drain

You know, it's starting to seem like a good thing that Bill Clinton is so good at raking in the bucks, because it looks like Hillary is just lousy at financial matters. Her campaign has been in financial trouble every other month. They have a trail of unpaid bills in their wake, including rents and health insurance premiums. Their major fundraisers have turned into a Rogue's Gallery of knaves, thieves, con men, and -- in one memorable case -- a guy who was a wanted federal fugitive since before Bill's inauguration.

Well, there's yet another Hillary fundraising scandal. It seems that one of her big bundlers (someone who collects contributions from a bunch of sources and delivers them all, gift-wrapped with a big bow, to the candidate) is yet another "troubled" individual.

Kase Lawal of Houston, Texas (what IS it with that city lately?) turns out to be accused of stealing roughly 10 million barrels of oil from Nigeria.

(Hat tip: Hot Air, via Say Anything)

This time, though, I'm feeling a bit contrarian. If anything, this one makes me like Hillary more.

She's won the support of someone who ripped off Nigerians? There's gotta be some kind of "Robin Hood" exemption there. I'd not only support a sentencing break for this guy if he gets convicted, I'd be tempted to give him some kind of a medal.

Hell, Hillary ought to make him her campaign treasurer. He allegedly stole 10 MILLION BARRELS OF OIL from Nigeria? That's enough to pay for her entire campaign -- as well as Obama's and McCain's and Nader's. Hell, it's probably enough to cover the energy bills for Al Gore's and John Edwards' mansions for at almost two years.

Yeah, Hillary's a nightmare. But in just this one case, let's give her a pass.


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Honest people wouldn't be a... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Honest people wouldn't be attracted to Hillary in the first place. At least if a honest person gives or works for a conservative, some of whom are admittedly rogues themselves, there is an animating philosophy or ideology at work, larger than themselves, but no so with Hillary and many of her bundlers.

Perhaps Hillary's (lying disorder) is a result of the sort of politician she is. Like Blair, neither she nor Bill stand for anything - pride themselves in being tied to no "ideology". So a normal politician might set out with a set of principles, then lie as they compromise and betray them. But a Blair or Clinton is a politician with no purpose but their own standing, like celebrities who are nothing but celebrities. So they say whatever they feel will make them look best to the audience they're with, regardless of whether it's true, until they probably don't know themselves what's real and what's not.
Easy on the Houston insinua... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Easy on the Houston insinuations my friend ;) ww

Ripped off scheming Nigeria... (Below threshold)
philw1776:

Ripped off scheming Nigerians? :)

Finally, a reason to vote for Hill!

"Her campaign has been in f... (Below threshold)
jp2:

"Her campaign has been in financial trouble every other month."

She's spending a lot to lose, that's for sure. I don't think any campaign is in more danger than McCain's though - the whole public financing thing will either hamstring him or have him break the law. (look for actual news at non-Wizbang sites)

Get whitey, white people ar... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Get whitey, white people are satan, US of KKK. Yeah! McCain has problems. What world do you live in J2? ww

McCain actually managed to ... (Below threshold)

McCain actually managed to right his fiscal ship without defaulting on any campaign debts when he ran into financial trouble last year.

He did agree to Obama's challenge to accept public financing, but Obama seems to have LIED about that, didn't he?

Why would Obama LIE about that, like he lied about his relationship with Rezko and his knowledge of Wright's positions?

As to Hillary - what the heck does anyone expect? Remember Riady and Chung? The Clintons have NEVER looked too hard at anyone trying to give them money.

"Rogue's Gallery of knaves,... (Below threshold)
Chris G:

"Rogue's Gallery of knaves, thieves, con men"

Also currently in the mix are "rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and Methodists" Blazing Sadddles *(1974)




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