Hsu Still A HillRaiser In Good Standing?
Amid the sensational scandal of fugitive-cum-fundraiser-cum-fugitive Norman Hsu, the New School (the Manhattan university where Hsu served as a trustee) was quick to remove any mention of Mr. Hsu from their website (though you can still see a cached version).
That was probably wise, as the whole affair must be more than a little distressing for New School president (and former Nebraska Senator and Hsu Pal) Bob Kerrey. So kudos to the New School webmaster for acting fast to purge all association with the wanted Democratic financier extraordinaire.
While Kerrey's apparently close affiliation with Hsu is certainly unflattering, no politician is likely more Hsu-addled than Hillary Clinton, who took a whopping $174,000 from Hsu in direct contributions and shady fundraising.
While Clinton has pledged to turn over some of this money (only Hsu's direct contributions, representing roughly 13% of her total haul from Hsu's network) and has professed bewilderment at the man's colorful legal history and recent behavior, she hasn't yet taken the one very easy (and admittedly fairly meaningless, but nonetheless advisable) step of removing Hsu from her list of vaunted HillRaisers.
At least she hadn't as of 2:50 pm on September 6th. What gives? If Hsu turns himself in (again) and heads off to prison, is that sufficient contrition for Clinton to welcome him back into the fold? Is this failure to fully sever Mr. Hsu from the campaign deliberate or just careless (and mildly comical)?
There's your screenshot for posterity. Let's see how long it takes for Team Hillary to rectify.
Update: 8 pm Thursday: Hsu still a HillRaiser.
Update: 9:30 am Friday: Hsu still a HillRaiser (and once again in custody).
Update: 8 pm Friday: Hsu still a HillRaiser.
Update: 2:30 pm Saturday: Hsu still a HillRaiser.
Update: 3 pm Sunday: Hsu still a HillRaiser.
Update: 9:30 am Monday: Hsu still a HillRaiser.
Update: 10 pm Monday: Hsu still a HillRaiser.
Update: 9 pm Tuesday: Hsu still a HillRaiser.
Update: 12:30 pm Wednesday: Hsu still a HillRaiser.
Update: 12 am Friday (9/14): Hsu still a HillRaiser.
Update: 10 pm Monday (9/17): Hsu still a HillRaiser.
Update: 5 pm Wednesday (9/19): Hsu still a HillRaiser (and going back to Cali after waiving extradition from Colorado).
Update: 12 pm Friday (9/21): Hsu no longer a HillRaiser!
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