Renaissance Fair

renaissance-fair.jpgWe went to the Renaissance Fair this Sunday past, and enjoyed it immensely. The usual crowd in period regalia was there, along with many shops, attractions, and of course large smoked turkey legs. I am still an awful shot with a bow, perhaps more practice next year.

I’m Too Saxxy for my Hsus, Too Saxxy for my Hsus

An autographed sax from Bill Clinton was found by the FBI in Norman Hsu’s apartment. Details at Suitably Flip.

Federal agents searching the Manhattan apartment of Democratic fund-raiser Norman Hsu this week seized a saxophone autographed by President Clinton, along with about 200 bottles of fine wine and Champagne.

Mr. Hsu purchased the instrument at an auction for $26,000 in October 2005, according to a representative of the American Red Cross. The auction was held during the centennial celebration for the charity’s New York chapter, where the former president was also honored.

E.M. Winston, the maker of the saxophone, donated the instrument. And President Clinton, who attended the event, signed it. Mr. Clinton owns an E.M. Winston saxophone that was given to him by the late David Ginott, the company’s president.

The saxophone purchase was part of an embrace of the Clintons that acquaintances said Mr. Hsu liked to display. He had a collection of photos on exhibit in his apartment, as he rose quickly to become a top supporter of Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, ultimately raising more than $1 million.

A Clinton Bundler I missed

Hat tip to Suitably Flip, I’ve been keeping a list of corrupt Clinton contributors and supporters, and he found one I missed back in September.

So, let’s add William Danielcyzk to the growing list:

William Danielcyzk ; Hsu SurrendersBoard of Trustees for New School, New York  ; Sant Chatwal Indian Immigrant Bundler ; “Ray” Jinnah Rehmanpreviously of Pal-C ;Vinod Guptaof InfoUSA ; Mayor Samuel Rivera ; Peter Paul

Meanwhile the latest update in Hillary’s attempts to contain the damage comes from the New York Times:

“The campaign will try to get most of the donors to give the money back right after the refunds, said a senior Democratic strategist who advises Mrs. Clinton’s campaign. “That’s the plan,” the strategist said.

The strategist, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal campaign deliberations, added that the Clinton campaign was deeply worried that the controversy could grow.

“They are worried there are more out there,” the strategist said. “Bundlers. The feeling is there are a few more that will have Hsu problems.”

In defense, Clinton advisers note that her top Democratic rivals, Senator Barack Obama and John Edwards, have their own fund-raising problems that will prevent them from attacking her over Mr. Hsu.

Pakistan Kills 25 Al Qaeda in Ippi

Bill Roggio has a detailed summary at The Long War Journal, stop by for a read and hit the tip jar while you are there.