Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Friday, August 31, 2007

Hillary Declares Her Opposition to Cancer

Hillary Clinton took what was possibly her boldest policy stance since declaring her candidacy for president: She's anti-cancer.
Unfortunately for her, Jay Leno has been following her career for a while and predicts how this will play out should she be elected.

"Speaking at a forum organized by Lance Armstrong on cancer research, Hillary Clinton told Chris Matthews if she is elected president, she will declare war on cancer, and then she will support the war on cancer for two years, and then she will be against it for a year, and then she will back out of it all together"
-- Jay Leno, host of NBC's "Tonight Show."

Sorry - No link. It's behind the Wall Street Journal's subscription service.

The same page also has this deja vu-all-over-again story too.

Norman Hsu, the fugitive from justice who may have illegally funneled over a million dollars to Hillary Clinton and other leading Democrats, has apparently gone missing. The New York Times tried to find the elusive Mr. Hsu this week and ran into a stone wall.

There are no offices for Mr. Hsu at any of the addresses he listed for his companies, and at the elegant residential tower that he gives as his personal address, Times reporters were told he moved out two years ago.

Even E. Lawrence Barcella, Mr. Hsu's lawyer, seemed to be abandoning his client. He said that Mr. Hsu was getting a California lawyer to represent him over a warrant that was issued there in the 1990s when Mr. Hsu failed to show up for a court hearing after pleading no contest to grand theft charges. Mr. Barcella carefully declined to comment on the whereabouts of his client and stressed that he won't be handling Mr. Hsu's argument with California authorities: "On that matter, he will be represented by California counsel."

All of this is very reminiscent of the 1996 Clinton fundraising scandal. A total of 120 witnesses either fled the country, pleaded the Fifth Amendment or otherwise were unavailable for questioning. In the end, a total of 14 people were found guilty on various charges relating to the scandal. No wonder the Hillary Clinton campaign wants to change the subject away from Mr. Hsu.

John Fund

I have a feeling that we'll once againg be following Clinton campaign money all the way back to the Chinese Red Army again.

I'd like to wonder if these people will every learn, but I think they have learned - that the mainstream press will never hold them accountable. So, why shouldn't they cavort with criminals and solicit dirty cash? They're going to get away with it.

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