Hillary's Campaign Finance Problem


Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

-George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher, poet.

The Clinton White House was for sale – everything from sleepovers to pardons were available to those willing to enrich the Democratic coffers. Two men, John Huang and longtime Clinton friend Yah Lin (Charlie) Trie were the conduits for a nexus of Asian donors that blew up in Clinton’s face after his 1996 re-election campaign.

With Hillary on the campaign trail and leading the field for the Democratic nomination, guess what’s happening again? The Wall Street Journal uncovers the story…

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.

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.

Paul, who didn’t have time to post it, reffered to it as Hillary’s “Buddist monk” problem, but worse.

Update: A reader provided a nice little rundown of some of the Clinton’s past campaign finance woes courtesy of the NYT.

Paul adds The family, who lives in San Francisco, a gave $3000 to ANDREW CUOMO FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL, INC. which is a New York state race.

Paul Adds Again Another $4,000 to the DNC and $2,350 to John Kerry. -heh- Not even they liked him.

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