My new friend Chris and I were having a drink and chatting about politics (usually not a good idea) the other evening, lamenting the fact that more Asians don’t get involved in political fund raising and grassroots activism. He’s Chinese; I’m Vietnamese. Neither of our respective communities are known for their effectiveness in swinging the vote.
Which is why I’m so bummed that the most recognizable Asian Progressive fund-baller–Norman Hsu– is best known for being a 15-year fugitive from the law and donating [probably] dirty money (allegedly acquired in an illegal Ponzi scheme) to some of the most notable Democratic Presidential candidates, most notably Hillary Clinton.
Shit, maybe we shouldn’t get more politically involved. Sorry, Chris. I can’t believe I just wrote that.
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