Some poor Paws lend Hillary a hand:

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign aides yesterday said they won’t return tens of thousands of dollars contributed by a seemingly low-income family living in a tiny bungalow tied to one of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors.

The campaign’s response came a day after The Wall Street Journal reported on the donations from the Paw family of Daly City, Calif.

The father, William, is a mail carrier, and the mother, Alice, is a homemaker. They live in a one-story green bungalow - yet six Paws have given a combined $45,000 to Clinton’s Senate and presidential campaigns in the past two years.

In total, the Paw family – haven’t the Paw done well under George W. Bush? – donated around $200,000 to various Democrats, possibly as a cover for clothing magnate Norman Hsu. Which leads us to the sensationally-named Winkle Paw:

Winkle Paw told the Journal that he had sometimes given money at Hsu’s request to candidates, but that what he spent was his own.

A man who answered Winkle Paw’s cellphone yesterday hung up on a Post reporter.

No need to get catty about it, Winkle Paw. Reporters may have better luck with Winkle’s sister … Dimple Paw.

UPDATE. An election expert picks his winning team:

Add another name to the list of political observers who think a Clinton-Obama ticket would be unbeatable: Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

They’d sure be an interesting team, what with Clinton’s rigid on-message pathology and Obama’s freewheeling crazy-talk.

Posted by Tim B. on 08/30/2007 at 05:08 AM
  1. Winkle and Dimple Paw? Nah, are you havin’ a laff?

    Posted by Nic on 2007 08 30 at 05:19 AM • permalink

  2. Their son, Paw Paw is a damn fruit.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 30 at 05:20 AM • permalink

  3. “Something is rotten” “way down yonder in the paw-paw patch.”

    Posted by Hucbald on 2007 08 30 at 05:21 AM • permalink

  4. Wasnt Bill in trouble for “paw-ing” an intern?

    Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 08 30 at 05:32 AM • permalink

  5. Billary pours scorn over Pa Paw’s pawed loot ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 30 at 05:33 AM • permalink

  6. Paws for concern.

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 30 at 05:42 AM • permalink

  7. Just lending a helping Paw. Don’t get me started about their cousin Furi from Bangladesh.

    Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 08 30 at 05:44 AM • permalink

  8. I’ll never forget the Dad’s silence after knocking up the sister… we both hated pregnant Paws’s.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 30 at 05:45 AM • permalink

  9. The Journal is reporting today that lots of Democrats were wallowing at this sleazebag’s trough:

    “California Rep. Doris Matsui, said that she will return the $7,500 she has received from Mr. Hsu and members of the Paw family, who live in the Daly City house highlighted in the Journal’s initial story. Others who said they would return donations from Mr. Hsu include Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak, New York Rep. Kristen Gillibrand, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry and comedian Al Franken, who is running for a Senate seat in Minnesota.

    “Another Democratic presidential candidate, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, said he’d donate to charity the $37,000 he received from Mr. Hsu for his gubernatorial campaign last year.”

    I haven’t seen a word about this in the MSM, only the Journal, by the way.

    Posted by Clubbeaux on 2007 08 30 at 05:45 AM • permalink

  10. Them thar would be the Paws that refreshes.
    Refreshes the Dems coffers at least.
    Whar’d they git the money fur that?
    Sump’n don’t seem right ... dang it!

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 08 30 at 06:15 AM • permalink

  11. Look for the
    ‘bar necessities
    the simple ‘bar necessities
    forget about your worries and your strife

    Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 08 30 at 06:39 AM • permalink

  12. #9 Clubbeaux

    Fox has it here.  Not that passing the money on to charities makes it all better but alteast they’re not giving it back to the fugitive Mr. Hsu.

    Posted by Retread on 2007 08 30 at 06:40 AM • permalink

  13. I guess they should find out who’s Hsu before they do stupid stuff.

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 30 at 06:41 AM • permalink

  14. #13
    He might Hsu the Paws off ‘em?

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 30 at 07:01 AM • permalink

  15. Billary: thank Hsu very much for the donation, Paw.

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 30 at 07:03 AM • permalink

  16. Hsu seems like a garden-variety crook.

    Hsu pleaded guilty to a 1991 grand theft charge after bilking investors in a latex glove sales scheme. He never appeared for sentencing, and authorities apparently lost track of him.

    Latex glove scheme?

    Posted by Mystery Meat on 2007 08 30 at 07:13 AM • permalink

  17. #16
    Mystery, probably best not to ask about the gloves, and be glad they weren’t Durex…

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 30 at 07:16 AM • permalink

  18. #16
    Looks like the cops couldn’t lay a glove on him.

    Would you buy a Hsused car from this guy?

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 30 at 07:30 AM • permalink

  19. Hsus on first?

    Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 08 30 at 07:33 AM • permalink

  20. I wonder how the name came about? Ill bet it went something like this. Years ago when immigrants came to Ellis Island they were asked their name. Many repeated the name of the place they came from, hence many family names changed to be place names from the old country. In this lot’s case Ill bet there was a Government queue for financial assistance to which an official asked a family member their name, to which the good hillbilly replied ‘Paw, paw, wuts our name’? History was made.

    Posted by Nic on 2007 08 30 at 07:36 AM • permalink

  21. Its a song about a boy named Hsu who was good to his paw.

    Posted by Nic on 2007 08 30 at 07:37 AM • permalink

  22. Winkle Paw? Dimple Paw? Can’t they at least bring these people up on charges of child abuse?

    Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 08 30 at 07:43 AM • permalink

  23. Andrea, whats the bet these two aint no oil paintings and that there’s a Tinkle out there somewhere as well.

    Posted by Nic on 2007 08 30 at 07:45 AM • permalink

  24. And a Cletus. There has to be a Cletus.

    Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 08 30 at 07:47 AM • permalink

  25. #24 LOL

    And a Dolly,
    Sorry El Cid.

    Where did they originally immigrate from? Possum-hole?

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 30 at 07:50 AM • permalink

  26. who then suggested they try to get in touch with Winkle Paw, the Paws’ son

    The son is called Winkle? OMG. What’s the bet he had a hard time at school.

    Posted by Nic on 2007 08 30 at 07:51 AM • permalink

  27. A three legged dog walks into a saloon in the Old West. He slides up to the bar and announces: “I’m looking for the man who shot my paw.”

    Old joke…certainly NOT of my creation.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 30 at 07:54 AM • permalink

  28. #16
    Billary to donate the money to charity: I thought Hsu already gave to the Paw?

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 30 at 07:56 AM • permalink

  29. Paw bugger…

    Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 08 30 at 07:58 AM • permalink

  30. 25 kae

    Texas Bob is correct, there is always a Cletus.

    The name has nothing to with country folk…Just what a fella did to another fella, with the shoes he wore…:).

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 30 at 07:59 AM • permalink

  31. Lep Paw is prolly the black sheep of the family.

    Every family’s got their Paw relations.

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 30 at 08:02 AM • permalink

  32. El Cid, are you telling me these are mountin’ men?

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 30 at 08:03 AM • permalink

  33. O/T, but if anyone wants to know, got called at 1500hrs yesterday to see if I could attend an officers board today at 0745- turned up, was fucked around for several hours then actually fronted the board- in and out in 25 minutes, letter of acceptance in the mail.

    I’m in the RAAF- be very concerned, they obviously will take anyone who expresses an interest in dropping ordnance on orphans, bayonetting babies and using F111s to dam the Gordon River.

    Looks like we’ve won, people!

    Posted by Habib on 2007 08 30 at 08:14 AM • permalink

  34. paw paw pitiful me, they’re giving away $45,000, why can’t they give it to me?

    Posted by mareeS on 2007 08 30 at 08:17 AM • permalink

  35. Congrats Habib!
    We knew you had it in ya!

    I wouldn’t mind getting in again, but I don’t think that I have any talents that they’d want. Working in a tertiary sheltered workshop has fried my brain.
    That and timetabling.

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 30 at 08:17 AM • permalink

  36. The families origins

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 30 at 08:19 AM • permalink

  37. Three Cheers for Habib.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 30 at 08:22 AM • permalink

  38. 32 kae

    Your definition of mountin’ IS…:).

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 30 at 08:24 AM • permalink

  39. #33 Congrats, Paw! :)

    Hsu is a heel?

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 30 at 08:26 AM • permalink

  40. Congrats, Habib.

    Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 08 30 at 08:35 AM • permalink

  41. OMG, I can’t deal with the Clinton scandels again!  It is too soon to revive the 90s.  I know, I live in NY and I haven’t ever really had a reprieve from the Clintons, but it is far easier to ignore a senator than a POTUS.  Please, Dems, if there’s any mercy on earth, nominate anyone other than a Clinton.  To have to hear about these disgusting campaign scandels again, knowing that no one will make a fuss about them, is just more than I can bear.  The GOP and the DNC should make a pact, we won’t nominate anymore Bush’s if they cease this Clinton love fest.

    Posted by AnnNY on 2007 08 30 at 08:42 AM • permalink

  42. Well done Habib, time to call in an airstrike over Bankstown. Will you get to do some smiting?

    Posted by Nic on 2007 08 30 at 08:43 AM • permalink

  43. #34
    Paw Paw Pitiful Hsu

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 08 30 at 08:45 AM • permalink

  44. Congratulations, Habib!  happy flying ;)

    Posted by missred on 2007 08 30 at 08:49 AM • permalink

  45. Maybe Hil took giving to the Paw a little too literally.

    Posted by Nic on 2007 08 30 at 09:01 AM • permalink

  46. #33: As Victor Laszlo said to Rick in Casablanca: “Welcome back to the fight. This time, I know our side will win.”

    Heartiest congratulations, Habib!

    Posted by paco on 2007 08 30 at 09:05 AM • permalink

  47. Hate to burst your bubble, but there ain’t always a Cletus. Us Paco’s got an Otha, a Zacharia, a Bobo, a Jesse, a Calvin and a Hubert. Even got us a “Keith” (he’s the, er, artistic one). But no Cletus.

    Posted by paco on 2007 08 30 at 09:09 AM • permalink

  48. Hey shit- I’ve only been on the job for a day, and I’ve saved them buckets of dollars- those pigs don’t need wheels, it’s obvious.

    Posted by Habib on 2007 08 30 at 09:12 AM • permalink

  49. Congrats Habib.
    Buzz Lakemba mosque for me.

    Posted by Mike_W on 2007 08 30 at 09:13 AM • permalink

  50. Don’t forget his dad’s father, Graham Paw.

    Posted by the wolf on 2007 08 30 at 09:13 AM • permalink

  51. Congratulations, Habib. Obviously more than one or two people here are interested so can we expect regular reports of your adventures with the RAAF?

    Posted by Retread on 2007 08 30 at 09:16 AM • permalink

  52. Woo Hoo- big outcome is now I’m a fucking officer cadet (at 47 years old), and face a goddam year of hideous nasty army type expectations about me actually being able to run an assault couse, strip and rebuild a steyr, fire the bugger accurately and keep up with 20 yr old bastards. I must have been drunk when I applied.


    Or should I say gung ho?

    Posted by Habib on 2007 08 30 at 09:19 AM • permalink

  53. Sorry, Tim.

    Fidel is still dead

    Posted by Jack from Montreal on 2007 08 30 at 09:20 AM • permalink

  54. Well done, Habib.  Kick ass and come home safe.

    I’m wondering if the Paws are actually of Chinese or Korean extraction.

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 08 30 at 09:34 AM • permalink

  55. #48 F-111 belly landing story here.

    Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 08 30 at 09:37 AM • permalink

  56. Well done Habib and good luck!

    Posted by greene on 2007 08 30 at 09:51 AM • permalink

  57. Congrats, Habib!  Hup, 2, 3, 4, Hup, 2, 3, 4….

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 08 30 at 09:57 AM • permalink

  58. As for Hillary!.......

    Lord, the Clinton Clan remains as greedy and corrupt as always.  I guess they want to catch up with the “old money”, like the Kennedy Clan.

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 08 30 at 09:58 AM • permalink

  59. Congratulation Habib. Another sucker patriot is born!

    Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 08 30 at 10:16 AM • permalink

  60. I think the family travels every year to Pawtucket to see some Sox games.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 30 at 10:53 AM • permalink

  61. God be with you Habib and good shooting.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 30 at 10:56 AM • permalink

  62. This looks like the march of the Buddhist Monks part deux.

    Probably “no controlling legal authority” on this one either.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 30 at 11:04 AM • permalink

  63. Hey, relax - why, in only 3 to 5 years, the FEC will probably fine them 50 bucks…

    Posted by mojo on 2007 08 30 at 11:11 AM • permalink

  64. Well if they don’t want any of those nasty 50 dollar fines they can always stick to wiping out the entire welfare funds of small Indian tribes in Kansas.  That gambit was always been blowback free.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 30 at 11:40 AM • permalink

  65. Papers: Pentagon Denied U.S. Calls for Ray Gun Weapon in Iraq

    Category: W.T.F.


    All the while, according to internal military correspondence obtained by The Associated Press, U.S. commanders were telling Washington that many civilian casualties could be avoided by using a new non-lethal weapon developed over the past decade.

    Military leaders repeatedly and urgently requested — and were denied — the device, which uses energy beams instead of bullets and lets soldiers break up unruly crowds without firing a shot.

    It’s a ray gun that neither kills nor maims, but the Pentagon has refused to deploy it out of concern that the weapon itself might be seen as a torture device.

    Perched on a Humvee or a flatbed truck, the Active Denial System gives people hit by the invisible beam the sense that their skin is on fire. They move out of the way quickly and without injury.

    Fox News

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 30 at 12:05 PM • permalink

  66. Congrats, Habib. Stay safe.

    Posted by ladcraig on 2007 08 30 at 12:51 PM • permalink

  67. The lefty fixation on evil Amerika strikes again.  But they care.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 30 at 12:52 PM • permalink

  68. I should have added their ready, shoot, aim level of hysteria over “torture” being the default mode.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 30 at 12:55 PM • permalink

  69. If the targets were strapped to a table and unable to move away, then the Martian Heat Ray might be a torture device… or at least used as one.

    Posted by Patrick Chester on 2007 08 30 at 01:41 PM • permalink

  70. Update (via Powerline): Clinton to Give Away Fundraiser’s Cash

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will give to charity the $23,000 in donations she has received from a fundraiser who is wanted in California for failing to appear for sentencing on a 1991 grand theft charge.
    Clinton campaign spokesman Phil Singer said the $23,000 included contributions from Hsu to Clinton’s presidential campaign, her Senate re-election and her political action committee. The campaign did not plan to return any money Hsu raised from other donors, Singer said.

    Gotta love the California AG’s office (which has been in Democratic hands for many, many years now). Here’s Hsu, a high-profile fund raiser for the Dems who hosts exclusive celebrity parties in NYC and the deputy AG who prosecuted the case “figured Hsu, a Hong Kong native, had fled the country”. You go get ‘im, boy.

    Way to go, Habib! Keep your powder dry (or whatever’s appropriate to you RAAF types).

    Yojimbo—This looks like the march of the Buddhist Monks part deux.

    And I keep hearing the names Huang, Trie, Riady echoing back. Plus ca change and all that.

    Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 08 30 at 01:59 PM • permalink

  71. Kyda

    Are you still “Yowling” about that Trie?

    There is a good reason why Hillary won’t give the money back to the donor.  She will give the money to the Sierra Club, or the like, which will simply launder that money with a 527 and then right back into her campaign.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 30 at 02:42 PM • permalink

  72. Hooray, Habib!

    Posted by Achillea on 2007 08 30 at 04:22 PM • permalink

  73. #42
    Keep that airstrike away from Black Charlie’s Hill.
    I have family there.

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 30 at 05:31 PM • permalink

  74. #48
    Think of the savings you can already make just on the tyres.
    Brilliant Habib.

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 30 at 05:32 PM • permalink

  75. #65
    Can’t they use it in Sydney this week for APEC?

    Posted by kae on 2007 08 30 at 05:39 PM • permalink

  76. 75 kae

    Can’t they use it in Sydney this week for APEC?

    Looking at the comments, it seems as though the posts lean toward everyone BUT the protesters. Surely there (in OZ and here US) people are bright enough to understand that, while having a right to protest…these protesters are going to be (without a doubt) the agitator’s in provoking violence.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 08 30 at 06:19 PM • permalink

  77. Congratulations (late as usual), Habib!

    Sure am glad you’re on our side!

    Posted by KC on 2007 08 30 at 08:12 PM • permalink

  78. Congratulations, Habib!

    I’‘m doubly pleased, because not only will you be kicking jihadi jacksies, but upon arrival of the Rudd government I know we can rely on you for the military coup. Godspeed, flyboy!

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 30 at 08:26 PM • permalink

  79. Dedicated to KAYDET Habib!  Well done, that, er, man?  (Or is it, ‘Well, done, man?’)

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 08 30 at 08:49 PM • permalink

  80. Gratz Habib!

    Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 31 at 12:28 AM • permalink

  81. Well done, Habib, best of luck ter ye.

    Posted by Clubbeaux on 2007 08 31 at 01:56 AM • permalink

  82. Bravo Zulu Habib. 
    If memory serves, all you need to remember in basic is…
    Keep your mouth shut and your bowels open.

    Posted by lotocoti on 2007 08 31 at 03:14 AM • permalink

  83. Good one Habib! Do they take people older than you?

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 08 31 at 06:46 AM • permalink

  84. Congratters Habib.  Is there any chance of flight training at your age?

    If you are fit you can keep up.  A friend of mine was in the Oregon National Guard when his battalion was called up for duty in Iraq in 2004.  He had 22 years in and was on the verge of retirement.  Plus he was 59 years old.  They tried to get him to stay behind but he insisted on going with his buddies.  He did all the training with the battalion in Texas, passed all the physical demands, and deployed with the battalion to Iraq.  He spent a full year there, doing guard duty, escorting convoys, providing security for sniper teams at night, and sometimes moonlighted with the armored cav in night patrols he wasn’t supposed to go on.  He had many bits of jagged metal go past him but came home whole (nine men were killed from that battalion in Iraq).  When John Effing Kerry made his comment about failing students getting “stuck in Iraq” Riley was the first person I thought of, for he returned from Iraq to resume what he had been doing before he went: graduate study in mathematics.

    So age is no barrier to success if you stay fit.  Go for it Habib!

    Posted by Michael Lonie on 2007 09 01 at 01:13 AM • permalink

  85. Habib

    Australia is now a safer place; at least Mon - Fri.  We look forward to continuing incisive comment - especially on weekends, remembering that RAAF is the acronym for Rarely Airborne After Friday.

    Posted by Ubique on 2007 09 03 at 05:28 AM • permalink

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