Someone met Clinton yesterday in Santa Clara and reported tha Clinton is taking this election seriously. Let’s hope it’s true.
My husband, a fellow DUer, and I met the Big Dog, the Honorable William Jeffereson Clinton, last night at a fancy, shmanzy fundraiser in California. Through contacts, we were able to gain entrance to this exclusive event of the Democratic Party elite. We dined on barbeque and enjoyed the view at a “hillrop retreat” in Santa Clara Valley.
We were interviewed by the media as we approached the grounds of the home. One reporter implied that my husband, who was carrying Mr, Clinton’s book, had just bought it that morning to bring to the event. He launched into a tirade about how he’d had the book for days, and how Mr. Clinton was the best President of his lifetime,etc.
We waited out in the sun for an hour or so, eating and drinking, until the President made his appearance with Nancy Pelosi. Of course he was greeted like a rock star. I was about ten feet from him, and, if you will allow a personal comment, he was even more handsome than in phographs,and very svelte. He is really in good shape! His first move was to thank the jazz band that was playing. He shook every band member’s hand and had a word with each of them. He thanked the firefighters who were manning the barbeques. Yay, firefighers!
But the President was in a serious mood, and he gave a serious speech. There were moments of humor, but the theme was urgency. He actually said that if, heaven forbid, the * wins this Fall, AND the repukes retain control of both houses again, our country will not the same. I think his exact words were “You won’t recognize this great country.” He ended with a plea to tell everyone we know what is happening and what is at stake in this election. He told us to talk to people in words that they can understand, and to explain to them what cuts are being made in education, health care, and after school programs just so that people like him can have a tax cut. He was particularly biting and sarcastic about tax policy and the deficit.
He made fun of the repukes selling themselves as the party of fiscal discipline. He said they were more like teenagers who had been given their inheritance too early and couldn’t wait to blow it!
Brothers and Sisters, the Big Dog was serious last night. He did not smile during his speech. He KNOWS what’s at stake and he was begging us to do EVERYTHING we can to stop *, and to win back the House, the Senate, or both. I’m just the messenger. Think of this man, of all he has endured and sacrificed on our behalf(knowing, of course, that he is not perfect). He is scared, and we should be, too. NOW LET’S DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!