I keep giggling whenever I read about the Norman Hsu scandal.
First, Fred Thompson got it right. Didn’t the Clinton’s learn anything from the fundraising scandals of the 90s?
Second, the first great fundraising scandal of the post-Abramoff ethics era is about an illegal donor. He didn’t give money for ideological reasons. He gave money so that he could pretend to other people that he had access.
Third, it was about bundling. The new ethics reform legislation addressed bundling … by lobbyists. Not felons. And not random donors.
Oh well. Somehow, I don’t think that the Democrats are looking for ethics reform.