CAMPAIGN RETURNS CONTRIBUTION TO QUESTIONABLE DONOR
By Jon Christian Ryter
June 22, 2004
The Kerry Campaign announced to the media that it had returned a $2,000 campaign contribution from Chun Jae-yong, the son of the former president of the Republic of South Korea, Chun Dooh-hwan. Chun was arrested in February of this year by South Korean authorities for evading taxes on a $14 million inheritance.
Chun, who is not an American citizen, was the business partner of Rick Yi, one of Kerry's Chinese fundraisers (and a former military attache in the Clinton White House) who works the Asian-American community (the same way Bill Clinton and Al Gore worked the Asian-American community when they milked the People's Liberation Army for $650 million in 1996--as the People's Republic of China milked the Clinton Administration for access into Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore where America's top nuclear secrets are stored).
Upon learning that Chun was arrested, Kerry blandly replied, "I didn't think anything [was] wrong with it..." When someone explains to Mr. Kerry (who has only been in the U.S. Senate for 24 years, so he might not know this since most Democrats don't), there are a handful of federal laws that prevent noncitizens from contributing to political candidates in the United States, and there are a ton of federal laws that prevent politicians from accepting bribes (in the form of campaign contributions) from noncitizens.
Of course, Kerry will quickly reply that the contribution came from an American company, that Chun formed, called OR Solutions. When that statement comes from Kerry's mouth, or the mouth of one of his liberal spinmeisters, someone needs to ask two questions. First, since Chun was a close personal friend of Kerry's lead fundraiser for Asian-American dollars (ahh, let's skip the politically-correct, polite bull and call it what it is...illegal money from People's Republic of China), and was someone that Kerry had met, Kerry knew--or should have known--that money from Chun Jae-yong, in any form, was illegal money (even if it was Korean money and not Chinese money). Second, how would Kerry know to immediately refund the money after Chun was arrested for tax evasion in Korea if he didn't know that the OR Solutions contribution was illegal money from Chun in the first place?
Well, now we can see how the Kerry Campaign managed to raise so much money last month. I wonder if he is doing community outreaches at the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple? I also wonder if Kerry had time to visit Master Hsing Yun at the Fo Kuang Shan Buddhist monestary in Kiaoshung, Taiwan (like Al Gore did) to arrange for buckets of contributions from Buddhist monks who, like those who favored Gore with tons of money in 1996, have taken vows of poverty? It looks like the man who supported our enemies during the Vietnam era is now gaining financial support from our enemies. Truly, the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing.
But, I gotta ask this question: is a man who would knowingly accept illegal campaign contributions from a "contributor" who is not a citizen of the United States someone we can trust with the keys to the White House?
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Jon Christian Ryter is the pseudonym of a former newspaper reporter with the Parkersburg, WV Sentinel. He authored a syndicated newspaper column, Answers From The Bible, from the mid-1970s until 1985. Answers From The Bible was read weekly in many suburban markets in the United States.
Today, Jon is an advertising executive with the Washington Times. His website, www.jonchristianryter.com has helped him establish a network of mid-to senior-level Washington insiders who now provide him with a steady stream of material for use both in his books and in the investigative reports that are found on his website. E-Mail: BAFFauthor@aol.com
Well, now we can see how the Kerry Campaign managed to raise so much money last month. I wonder if he is doing community outreaches at the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple?