Monday, May 09, 2005

Big Money, Politics...Jail Time

Hillary Clinton's Finance Director for her 2000 campaign goes on trial this week. Apparently he decided not to report $400,000 as a fundraiser. The interesting part is that a guy who was a 3 time convicted felon supposedly gave $1.1 million for the affair. He was supposed to be buying some "goodwill" by donating the money. Of course this brings up the obvious questions?

Why would you need to cheat on your campaign filings if you can raise money like Hillary can?


How is it that a person, whether they are a 3 time convicted felon or not, can give $1.1 million to support a fund raiser? Doesn't that seem to be a little much for one person to give? Are our campaign finance laws that much of a joke?