Much is being made of the fact that mini-Madoff Scott Rothstein, the Fort Lauderdale lawyer who the government and his victims claim ran a $1.2 Billion Ponzi scam in South Florida was a major fundraiser for Republicans Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Governor Charlie Crist, Senator John Ensign and the Republican Party of Florida.
What the media has missed is that Rothstein switched to the Democrats after McCain’s loss, giving to Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and endorsing Florida Democratic candidate for Governor Alex Sink while giving the Florida Democratic Party $200,000.
I believe Rothstein funneled $190,000 to an “Independent” committee supporting Democrat Candidate for Sheriff of Broward County Scott Israel who managed to lose the Sheriff’s race while Obama was carrying the county by 350,000 votes in 2008.
Sink has returned Rothstein’s contributions of $6000 but Federal filings from last week show the Florida Democrats have not returned Rothstein’s dough as publically pledged. Meanwhile politicians of both parties are fleeing Rothstein and returning his dough.
This week SCOTT ROTHSTEIN toilet paper went on sale, with a picture of the Ponzi scammer on every sheet www.rollswithrothstein.com. They are reportedly selling briskly.
There is film footage of Pelosi warmly greeting Rothstein at a National Democratic Congressional Committee fundraiser that will no doubt find it’s way to FOX before long. I am waiting for the first headline that says DEMOCRAT DONOR ROTHSTEIN INDICTED- but I won’t hold my breath.