Friday, February 15, 2008

Another Clinton fund raising scandal about to break?

Last year only one campaign - that of Hillary Clinton - rented out the mailing list of her donors. The brokerage company that rented the list - for a song - is a subsidiary of a massive data-collection company, Info U.S.A. Info U.S.A.'s CEO Vin Gupta has spent $900,000 flying the Clintons on private jets, donated more than $1 million to the Clinton's New Year's party, contributed more than $1 million to Bill Clinton's presidential library, and paid Bill Clinton millions in consulting fees. The Securities and Exchange Commission has begun an informal inquiry into Gupta's corporate spending on behalf of the Clintons.[1]
Do we really want to nominate someone could can't seem to keep away from shady money?

This isn't the first time the Clintons have been investigated for shady dealings with big corporate donors. The picture at the top of this post is of Peter Paul seated with the Clintons at a gala event he paid for to honor Bill Clinton and raise money for Hillary's 2000 Senate race. Clinton was ultimately forced to pay $35,000 in fines for her campaign's actions.[2]

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