Back from Morocco, Sam and Sylvia Kaplan resume political life

  • Article by: Kevin Diaz , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 6, 2013 - 9:17 PM

Home from Morocco, DFL fundraisers Sam and Sylvia Kaplan are already re-entering the political fray.

  • 19
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
traphelerJul. 6, 1311:00 PM

I'm not sure what the point of this story is. Sam and Sylvia raised a lot of money for Democrats and he is awarded with an ambassadorship. So they then traveled all over the country on the taxpayer's dime. Sam had to face one tense situation and other than that it was hosting lots of parties (again on the taxpayers dime). They were given a dog and are now back in Minneapolis raising money for politicians. Sounds like a a nice job, several perks, but no real agenda they tried to achieve. Welcome home, I guess.

36
21
johnmplsJul. 7, 13 8:00 AM

We put highly qualified donors like this as ambassadors to an Islamic nation, then wonder why America is viewed as a bunch of rich fools.

36
9
supervon2Jul. 7, 13 8:06 AM

Amazing how the DFL loyals never complain about this big money. I guess big DFL money donors are not important to their campaign-but mention Koch brother and they go crazy. Hmmm.

24
12
munsterlandrJul. 7, 13 8:10 AM

This story doesn't even deserve to be in the news. Both of these people should be persona non grata to the DFL party but they will be welcomed with open arms. As far as the Star Tribune working to rehabilitate them, that is shameful.

22
11
munsterlandrJul. 7, 13 8:12 AM

Reading about these two people makes one realize just how utterly hopeless the future of man is. They have spent their lives corrupting the political process for personal gain and favor.

29
11
beerdrinkerJul. 7, 13 8:17 AM

Nothing in the world is more scary than a rich liberal.

25
17
honeybooJul. 7, 13 8:26 AM

I bet the Kaplans are thankful they weren't assigned to the US embassy in Libya, which was abandoned by Obama and Hilary when it was attacked.

17
20
dentesterJul. 7, 13 8:34 AM

If limousine liberals can't buy elections, what fun is there in having all that money?

18
14
cambec0523Jul. 7, 13 9:11 AM

Amazing that self-promoting, self-important, lap dogs for a political party can find their way into positions of such power! Criteria for representing the United States should not be how much money was raised for the party. The Kaplan story is one of problems with our politics. If you have enough money, have the connections and desperately need to be a big shot, you can buy your way into significant roles. Unacceptable!

24
9
unsinnJul. 7, 13 9:21 AM

I assume the purpose of this article is to show us the evils of the 1%.

14
8

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT