I think it's always interesting to view something like this as if it happened to someone in the the other political party. Say Laura Bush went to school with someone who became the CEO of a company that ended up with a big government contract. Would liberals give her or George Bush the benefit of the doubt? And, to be fair, would conservatives be so eager to suggest there must be some connection or would we complain about liberals jumping to unsubstantiated conclusions?
And responding to others, Cheney was profiting from Halliburton up until he was the VP and that particular company became extremely wealthy because of a war we went to that is largely thought of as a mistake and based on incorrect information (or lies, depending on who you ask). That's a claim that also requires a lot of proof, but it's much more damaging than another Princeton graduate getting a contract for a website, even if it's worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
A working class hero is something to be