Friday, October 19, 2007

Shocking News!

No, I'm not talking about the latest story about Hillary Clinton's foreign sugardaddies funneling money into her campaign by taking advantage of the people residing in our country's downtrodden, minority neighborhoods.

That's known as "standard operating procedure".

Nothing shocking there.

But, to read about it in the Los Angeles Times???

Dishwashers, waiters and others whose jobs and dilapidated home addresses seem to make them unpromising targets for political fundraisers are pouring $1,000 and $2,000 contributions into Clinton's campaign treasury. In April, a single fundraiser in an area long known for its gritty urban poverty yielded a whopping $380,000.


Clinton has enlisted the aid of Chinese neighborhood associations, especially those representing recent immigrants from Fujian province. The organizations, at least one of which is a descendant of Chinatown criminal enterprises that engaged in gambling and human trafficking, exert enormous influence over immigrants. The associations help them with everything from protection against crime to obtaining green cards.

Many of Clinton's Chinatown donors said they had contributed because leaders in neighborhood associations told them to. In some cases, donors said they felt pressure to give.

The other piece of the strategy involves holding out hope that, if Clinton becomes president, she will move quickly to reunite families and help illegal residents move toward citizenship.

Why bother with the ridiculous, outdated notion that the people deserve a candidate who can earn their trust, when there will always be one nearby who's ready and willing to buy their votes?

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