"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, March 10, 2006

Byron York on Hillary Clinton & Abramoff Scandal on National Review Online

Byron York on Hillary Clinton & Abramoff Scandal on National Review Online: "Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has accepted campaign contributions from a Saipan garment-industry tycoon, (Willie Tan) sometimes described as a sweatshop operator, whose ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff have been part of the lobbying scandal investigation."

Interestingly, the Tans have donated/contributed more the the Friends of Hillary PAC, then Senator Clinton has received from residents in HI, MS, NE, VT, UT, KS, WY, AK, ID, SD, MT, and ND. I don't know how much that is but it's interesting how Delay is getting nailed for his PAC(s), yet Hillary Clinton doesn't seem to have a problem, nor does it appear it is being investigate.

"Sen. Clinton was one of 36 Democratic senators who called on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to appoint a special prosecutor in the Abramoff case. Among the reasons Clinton and her colleagues cited was the importance of the investigation into Abramoff's activities in the Northern Marianas," which is where Tan's garment businesses are.

During September of '95 the First Lady visited Guam to attend a political fund-raiser, on behalf of her husband's re-election. Willie Tan was one of the attendees. Three weeks after her visit, "more than $250,000 in campaign contributions. Within six months of that, [a group of] Guam businessmen had ponied up more than $132,000 for the Clinton-Gore reelection campaign and $510,000 in 'soft money' contributions to the Democratic National Committee, making the island, with its 140,000 residents, the biggest donor to the Democratic Party per capita of any territory in the United States."'


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