While we're waiting on career politician Erik Paulsen to announce his latest grifter-esque (shucks and jives like "Opie"; votes like Bachmann) Q2 2012
PAC shakedown fundraising totals, it's important to remember "Opie" still has some 'splainin' to do from LAST quarter's PAC shakedown fundraising totals.
On June 14th, 2012 the FEC sent Paulsen a letter ("Request For Additional Information") about what they thought were "excess contributions" from a PAC from McKesson Corporation. Conveniently, for Paulsen, his response isn't due back to the FEC until July 19th, 2012 - AFTER Paulsen announces his latest
PAC shakedown fundraising totals.
And here's just part of what the Federal Elections Commission is looking at:
Hmmm.... "excessive contributions"....
Hmmm... from McKesson.....
Hmmm... Hey, WAIT! I remember that name!!!
Less than a month ago, on June 19th, MPP Contributor Joe Bodell asked: "Paulsen voting for his own portfolio?" Well, it gets worse: apparently, not only did Paulsen vote on his own portfolio, he accepted campaign contributions from a company in his own portfolio.
Here's exactly what it looks like: Paulsen owns stock in a company that will profit from the legislation he's written AND he takes campaign contributions from that very same company.
Hey - works for Paulsen!
Here's the kicker: Paulsen not only took campaign contributions, he took campaign contributions that might just be - according to the Federal Elections Commission - "excessive."
Now, I don't know if that's illegal (I'll find out - and if it's not, it SHOULD be), but it sure looks unethical at best, and downright sleazy at worst.
Which might explain why it took Paulsen so long to sign on to the "Ban Insider Trading" (by Congressmen) bill, yes?
Hmmm.... it it possible there is more?