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Hsu Paid For Hillary Staff Vegas Vacation

Buried in this article extolling Mr. Hsu’s likability, from the Los Angeles Times:

Donor Hsu projected wealth, likability

Associates describe the disgraced Democratic fundraiser as charming and self-effacing, but deceptive.

By Times Staff Writers
September 16, 2007

Last year, to celebrate New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s reelection victory, Norman Hsu capped an amazingly successful year as a Democratic fundraiser by treating members of her campaign staff to several days at the glitzy Mandalay Bay hotel and casino in Las Vegas, complete with free show tickets and dinners at posh restaurants.

Among Hsu’s guests was Patti Solis Doyle, who now heads Clinton’s presidential campaign and has long been one of Clinton’s most trusted advisors

Clinton’s campaign spokesman, Howard Wolfson, emphasized that Hsu never asked for any legislative favors from the senator in return…

By living on a lavish scale, he convinced associates that he was backed by great personal wealth. He also made a point of doing favors. He would provide hard-to-get dinner reservations at exclusive restaurants, or bestow elegant gifts on associates.

Clinton confidant Solis Doyle got a coveted, and pricey, designer handbag — a gift that made her so uncomfortable she returned it

And yet Ms. Doyle had no qualms about accepting a far more expensive all expenses trip to Las Vegas.

The Clintonistas are all alike.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 17th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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