There’s ‘Whoops!’

And then there’s WHOOPS!! This falls in the latter category.

A campaign fundraising group for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to a $35,000 fine for underreporting hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on a Hollywood fundraiser in 2000.
The organization, New York Senate 2000, agreed to a federal finding that it failed to report $721,895 spent on the fundraiser to boost the former first lady’s campaign for the Senate, according to paperwork provided by Peter F. Paul, who helped finance the star-studded gala that drew Cher, Diana Ross, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.

Wowsahs. All that and she still managed to have a ‘get-out-of-jail-FREE’ card attached.

…the agreement ends the investigation and comes with a letter from the FEC stating that Clinton did not violate the law.

Teflon. Those two are Teflon. A hard act to follow, but other weasels try. Here in Florida, we have what’s known as the ‘lesser of two weasels’ variety…

A state senator with two homes and a leased Lexus is not too poverty stricken to pay $8,750 in fines for campaign law violations, a judge said.

…who market their own brand of ‘spin’.

Noting that he had faced a much higher fine, Diaz de la Portilla called Clark’s decision a “major victory.”

5 Responses to “There’s ‘Whoops!’”

  1. Dave J says:

    Ah, yes, him. If I actually said everything here that I could about our friend Alex DDLP, then I suspect you already know I’d probably get in some serious trouble. And I’m sure I don’t even know the half of it.

  2. I know he has an $800,000 house and is too poor to pay an 8 grand fine? (Oh Dave, you teasing minx! Arrgghhhhh!) I do like the ‘DDLP’ tho. Snappy!

  3. Ken Summers says:

    I’m always amused by the phrase “agreed to pay a fine”. I suppose that one could say that the last time I got a ticket, I “agreed” to pay a fine but I don’t think that really captures the essence of the situation.

  4. Nightfly says:

    Real Clear Politics had a bit on the folks currently trying to stare down Judge Alito in the hearings – many of them couldn’t pass the same muster, including Hil’s running buddy, Senator Schumer. “How Many Dems Would Be Confirmed?” Seemed pertinent to this. (And credit to the Barking Spider for sending the link via email just last night. Prescient, that one…)

  5. Nightfly says:

    Damn, link didn’t work. trying again.

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