Robert Diamond, the disgraced former Chairman of Barclay’s who probably won’t go to prison in the multi-billion-dollar LIBOR-rigging scandal only because the Brits don’t send such high-toned people away (the government keeps the Serious Fraud Office – not to be confused with the Comical Fraud Office – on a short budget leash to ensure that Her Majesty’s prisons aren’t cluttered up with Eton grads), has withdrawn as co-host of a London fundraiser for Mitt Romney.
But don’t worry: foreign corporations aren’t allowed to donate to Presidential campaigns. Of course it’s a completely different thing for the lobbist of a foreign corporation whose officers may face federal criminal charges to raise nearly a million dollars for a Presidential campaign. Nothing corrupt there, no siree. Now move along.
I’d like to thank Mitt Romney for showing us the sort of people he likes to take money from, and the Supreme Court’s Citizens United majority for selling the Republic to foreign interests.
Oh, wait …