You got your money through Ponzi schemes? You’ve defrauded investors in your shell corporations? You have a criminal background?
No problem…as long as you’re rich!
In fact, if you’re rich, he’d like you on the board of The New School, no questions asked! No investigation into your background will be necessary (though giving $100,000 to his school will certainly help you to become one of the trustees).
This, all according to Cosmic Bob Kerrey, as reported in the Los Angeles Times today. (Wealth, mystery surround donor Hsu – L.A.Times – 8/31/07.) Many campaigns such as Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s are scurrying away from the nefarious “Democrat donor” and New School Board of Trustees member Norman Hsu. But not Kerrey! He is saying, Hey man! What’s the problem? No big deal, dude! Or to quote Kerrey more precisely, “This isn’t Osama Bin Laden…”
So just so we’re clear: unless you’ve masterminded international terrorism, Welcome to Bob Kerrey’s Board of Trustees! Please leave your check at the door. Because as Rockin’ Bob puts it, “My presumption is that (you’re) rich.”
As many of you have read and probably figured, our Chuck Hagel Countdown clock to the right is going to be hitting zero soon, probably without an announcement from the Chuckster himself. We have a feeling it will be more like within the next two weeks. (We’re not sure what happens to this clock, but we think/hope it starts counting forward from there.)
In the mean time, if you add a comment to this post, please put down your prediction (under something other than “Anonymous”) for when you think Chuck will make his announcement about his Senate run. The closest prediction will receive an official Leavenworth Street solid-gold medallion (emailed to you).
Enjoy the weekend and Go Huskers!!!!!!!