From today’s Wall Street Journal:
Big Source of Clinton’s Cash Is an Unlikely Address Family’s Donations Closely Track Those Of Top Fund-Raiser
By BRODY MULLINS
August 28, 2007; Page A3
DALY CITY, Calif. — One of the biggest sources of political donations to Hillary Rodham Clinton is a tiny, lime-green bungalow that lies under the flight path from San Francisco International Airport.
Six members of the Paw family, each listing the house at 41 Shelbourne Ave. as their residence, have donated a combined $45,000 to the Democratic senator from New York since 2005, for her presidential campaign, her Senate re-election last year and her political action committee. In all, the six Paws have donated a total of $200,000 to Democratic candidates since 2005, election records show.
That total ranks the house with residences in Greenwich, Conn., and Manhattan’s Upper East Side among the top addresses to donate to the Democratic presidential front-runner over the past two years, according to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal of donations listed with the Federal Election Commission.
Go read the rest of the article.
First, let me state categorically that I am a Democrat, tried and true-blue … I’m what they used to call a yellow-dog Democrat in the South (meaning that I’d vote for a yellow dog for office as long as they ran on the Democratic Party ticket). I have never been a fan of Hillary Clinton, however. Loved Bill; can’t stand Hill. That’s just me. For the record, I have donated $25.00 to Barack Obama thus far.
But regardless of the candidate involved, this doesn’t sound good.
If Hillary were smart, she’d return the entirety of the donations from the Paw family and from Norman Hsu, whose donations are closely matched by those of the Paw family, and who once claimed the Paw family residence as his own.
It might be completely innocent. It might not. Before it becomes a scandal, return the money.