First off, it’s important to point out that Willard Romney’s going to “Old Europe”! Oh noes! What a socialist! But he’s not one to limit himself to simply attending the London Summer Olympics, nosireebob!
[W]hile in London, Romney will find time to attend — you guessed it — a private fundraising dinner. According to The Telegraph, “The price of invitations dwarfs the amounts paid for such fundraisers in British politics. Each guest must pay between $25,000 (£17,000) and $75,000 (£50,000) for a seat at the dinner, which will be hosted by Bob Diamond, the chief executive of Barclays.”
Bob Diamond? Why is that name familiar? Oh right, it was announced this week that Barclays would pay American and British authorities $453 million in fines as a settlement over allegations that the financial giant manipulated international interest rates, causing millions of borrowers to pay the wrong amount on their loans.
As Rick Perry would say, “Oops.” The Department of Justice is investigating Barclays, which could lead to criminal charges, which means… ? Willard’s pallin’ around with crooks.
Did I mention he’s raising money from overseas donors?