What was one of the first things Ryan did after Romney announced that Ryan was his running mate? Ryan visited casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson in Las Vegas, who's ramping up funds like mad to send The Mittens Twins to the White House.
What do reporters have to say about this? Reporters were not allowed. That isn't surprising, since there are many federal investigations looking into Adelson's wealth.
Adelson is a hot button for disaster, the New York Times asserts, as Adelson has stated he will spend $100 million in a super PAC to get the Mittens Twins elected.
Romney is putting his money where his mouth is, as he said months back after the announcement that a corporation is now a person; "Corporations are people, my friend.'"
But why Adelson?
Adelson is no stranger to shady deals or to controversy. Why would the Mittens Twins be hanging with this guy? Adelson is under investigation from the Justice Department and the SEC for possible allegations of federal violationsÂ and allegations that he bribed Chinese officials when he was expanding his casino empire in Macao, the former Portuguese colony next to Hong Kong.
Adelson's company has been fined $1.6 million for violating foreign exchange rules, The Times reported on Monday.
That's not all. The Sands Casino, part of the Sands Corporation might have violated money-laundering laws when it accepted millions from high rollers who've been accused of drug trafficking and embezzlement.
Remember who started Las Vegas? The Mafia was an early funder of casinos, although not the first funders of casinos. Nevada was the last state to outlaw gambling in 1910 and then started its first casino in 1931.
Casinos were family run at that time, which was when Boulder Dam, was renamed Hoover Dam during the Truman administration was being built. Legal prostitution existed in Las Vegas in the 1930s and casinos had early involvement with organized crime, which took a turn for big time when noted mobster Bugsy Siegel built The Flamingo in 1946.
Earlier hotels were funded by Mormon families, but the pressure from organized crime was great and running casinos was a big-money operation and family-owned businesses could not afford to keep up. Mormon bankers and The Teamsters built the famous casinos of the 1950s and 1960s.
A Senate Special Committee to Investigate Crime in Interstate Commerce in 1951 confirmed that organized crime money and activity was controlling Las Vegas.
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that the feds are looking into whether or not the casino should have reported all this muddy water money to the Feds. The casino accepted $100 million from a gambler and gave him free rooms, flights and credit.
Remember Tricky Dick and Watergate? Enter The Mittens Twins and Casino Gate.
Adelson has a long record of dirty hand business and The Mittens Twins are now steeped deeply in this dirty hand business.
Nothing like walking from the frying pan into the fire, in a room full of dirty, dirty water. We will use the water, dirty though it is to put out those flames.
Mitt Romney: Photo by Gage Skidmore