Friday, October 19, 2007


There is an interesting story here. It certainly appears that some of these Chinese immigrant organizations are shaking down their members in order to raise money for the Clinton campaign. But there is no evidence (yet) that Clinton herself is performing a shakedown. Of course, that won't stop Drudge and company from implying just that. I just hope that progressives don't allow their distaste for Clinton to lead them into perpetuating Republican talking points.

This kind of thing is distasteful, counter-productive and totally unnecessary. Obama, Dean and others have demonstrated that you can bring in considerable amounts of money without having to rely on these shady fund-raisers to do the dirty work. I wish more of our candidates would figure this out instead of taking the "easy" route.


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