“Hsuicide” note fingers Obama
Yesterday, the WSJ reported that Norman Hsu, prominent fundraiser for embattled Dem frontrunner, Hillary Rodham Clinton, had apparently Fed-Exed a suicide not to several people and organizations just after jumping bail.
Today’s twist in the Hillary Clinton-Norman Hsu scandal is provided by the LA Times.
On the day he disappeared, Norman Hsu, the disgraced fundraiser for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, sent letters to friends that recipients viewed as a suicide note, people familiar with the letter have said.
In his letter, Hsu apologized for any embarrassment he had caused recipients of his largesse. In the last four years, he has generated donations of more than $1 million for Democratic politicians across the country.
Hsu’s undoing began two weeks ago with articles raising questions about his fundraising activities in the Wall Street Journal and about a criminal case in his past in The Times. In his letter, said a person familiar with its contents who asked to remain anonymous, Hsu contended that those articles were planted “by a politician who pledged ‘hope and change’ ” — an apparent reference to Sen. Barack Obama, Clinton’s main rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.
“This is a sad and baseless allegation,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton said. “We had no knowledge of his past criminal behavior, fugitive status or a potential straw-donor scheme until reading it in the newspaper.”
Senator Gravitas’ campaign may indeed have had no knowledge of Hsu’s past criminal behavior. But, they are certainly familiar with this type of scam, having characterized it in such a catchy, sound-bite worthy manner.
Drip. Drip. Drip.