September 7, 2007

THE OTHER HSU DROPS:

Norman Hsu’s quickly jump-started life on the lam came to a screeching stop less than 48 hours after it began when he got sick on Amtrak’s California Zephyr train and was nabbed after being rushed to a Colorado hospital, according to the FBI.

The prolific Democratic fundraiser and fugitive was busted at 6 p.m. PDT by FBI agents from the Denver office, according to Special Agent Joseph M. Schadler in the FBI’s San Francisco office. . . . Hsu had fled the law for the second time by skipping out on a Wednesday court date – and $2 million bail – in Redwood City.

It’ll be interesting to see what comes of this. Meanwhile, some further thoughts at Wizbang: “Norman Hsu has a great deal of questions to answer. And we need those answers. . . . Of all these, I think the source of his money is the most important. Every single investigation into his business history ends up blank — ‘there’s no there there,’ as Gertrude Stein once said about Oakland. He apparently had no visible means of possessing that much money, and I — and anyone who cares the least about our electoral process — ought to know who was trying to inject that much cash into certain candidates — and, by extension, what they sought to gain by it.”

And some big-picture thoughts here: “I think the Hsu case is bigger than Vick and Craig combined. It has a creepy, tip-of-the-iceberg feel to it. . . . Yes, there will be more Hsus to tap.”

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