How else can we interpret his quick exit through a service door - !!! -when he anticipated questions about a widely reported snafu in one of his practiced fund-raising efforts. When we last bore in on the Republican Whiz Kid's efficacy in raising the staff of political life, he had returned $105, 000 that had arrived via the charitable folks employed by a Canton donor.
That appears to have occurred only after the FBI became interested in the contributions from the Suarez Corp. of Canton, whose owner Benjamin Suarez is always ready pass on great sums of money to Republicans. In this instance, one can fairly ask how the checks arrived at Mandel's treasury in equal amounts of $5,000 per employe.
According to the Blade:
"The Mandel campaign declined multiple requests for interviews and failed to respond to written questions for this story. After a speech in Toledo last Thursday, Mandel avoided a Blade reporter and rushed out of the building though a service entrance ."For Mandel, who happens to be the Ohio Treasurer, something isn't quite right about the evasiveness of a young man who has never hesitated to boast of his service as a Marine in Iraq. There are things about his repeated leaps to higher political office that aren't quite right for a guy who assures us that he has the gravitas to replace U.S.Sen. Sherrod Brown, So far the only talent he's shown is his hop-scotching to various fat-cat donors, with some of his financial aid coming from Karl Rove's right-wing multi-million-dollar Crossroads America fund-raising behemoth. As we have learned, Rove and money never sleep.