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Sep 21st
Home Columns Making It in the USA A New Asian-American Political Scandal?
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Saturday, 01 September 2007 19:59

Making It in the USA


The article in my column, "Don't Be Made A Sucker," was only six-days old, when another Asian American who raised funds for Sen. Hillary Clinton is clobbered in the media and will probably end up in jail. His name is Norman Hsu. By now, you have likely heard of him.

What can be learned form this and other similar campaign-finance scandals that have occurred too frequently in OUR community?

I like to suggest 3 DOs.

1) Respect the rules of democracy,
2) Realize that in Asia, people like us live as a part of the majority.
Therefore, politics can be a hobby and is often used for personal gains. In the US, we live as a small minority, with much prejudice against us.
Therefore, politics is a must because we need GROUP political clout to defend ourselves.
3) To achieve the above, we must give time and money to political organizations such as the 80-20 PAC. That is how Jewish Americans and Cuban Americans won their equal opportunity and justice.

To help get the above points across, here are 3 DO-NOTs.

1) Don't ever go against the laws governing politics/elections in America,
2) Don't be seduced by the sweet talks of politicians. Examine their record of service to us before helping them,
3) Don't believe that politicians will do things for us unless we have the clout to reward or punish their political careers.

How are Norman Hsu's political friends treating him now? Just read these headlines.

"A Fundraiser Shunned" - The Washington Post, 8/30/07
"Democrats Turn From Hsu" - The Los Angeles Times, 8/30/07
"Democrats Abandon Fundraiser … " - San Francisco Chronicle, 8/30/07

All this after Norman Hsu has given/raised so much money for Senator Clinton and other Democratic candidates. Now you know why 80-20 PAC sent questionnaires to presidential candidates and asked for signed written answers in Yes or No.

To read "Political Secrets VI: Don't Be Made A Sucker" again, visit Your comments to be left at poster board will be most welcome. You can also post after my column in the

Forward this and the above email to your friends. They may benefit from them. Support the 80-20! We work for you free. Some of us have even promised not to run for offices and NEVER to accept a government appointment.

Best regards and thank you for your cooperation,

S. B. Woo
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc.

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