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How Politics Really Works

Or more accurately, why politics doesn’t work. Ben Smith has an audio recording of a voicemail message left in March 2007 by Hillary Clinton for Norman Hsu, who was just convicted on campaign finance fraud charges.

The effusive message includes the line “We’re going to win this campaign, Norman, because you singlehandedly are going to make that happen.” Hsu was a prolific fundraiser for political candidates.

While some say Clinton was just thanking someone for helping her out, it is easy to see how corruption seeps so deeply into politics in this country.



  1. Sammy wrote:

    I was going to be a smart ass and say this isn’t really “news”. I guess I just did, didn’t I? đŸ˜‰

    However, I will say I’m glad your moderate/non-partisan side is showing.

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    hah! I guess corruption isn’t partisan.

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 3:24 pm | Permalink