Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Something's Fishy In Hillary's Campaign

See this house? Six adult members of the "Paw" family live there. I know we shouldn't judge by appearances, but does this look like the dwelling of a family that could afford to donate $200,000 to New York Senator Hillary Clinton over the past 2 years?

"...It isn't obvious how the Paw family is able to afford such political largess. Records show they own a gift shop and live in a 1,280-square-foot house that they recently refinanced for $270,000. William Paw, the 64-year-old head of the household, is a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service who earns about $49,000 a year, according to a union representative. Alice Paw, also 64, is a homemaker. The couple's grown children have jobs ranging from account manager at a software company to "attendance liaison" at a local public high school. One is listed on campaign records as an executive at a mutual fund.

The Paws' political donations closely track donations made by Norman Hsu, a wealthy New York businessman in the apparel industry who once listed the Paw home as his address, according to public records. Mr. Hsu is one of the top fund-raisers for Mrs. Clinton's presidential campaign. He has hosted or co-hosted some of her most prominent money-raising events.

People who answered the phone and the door at the Paws' residence declined requests for comment last week. In an email last night, one of the Paws' sons, Winkle, said he had sometimes been asked by Mr. Hsu to make contributions, and sometimes he himself had asked family members to donate. But he added: "I have been fortunate in my investments and all of my contributions have been my money." (Read the entire article)

This is why I keep stressing that Hillary in the Oval Office is indeed a strong possibility. I doubt there's not much she wouldn't do to achieve that goal. The Clintonistas are a strong political force with allies in very high places. The GOP better unite on key issues and be vigilant in their oversight of her campaign...or it will be Billary '08.

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