Skip to comments.BUBBA'S BIRTHDAY BASH A BUST? HOW DID THE POST MISS THE STORY... OR DID THEY?
Posted on 10/29/2006 10:17:16 PM PST by Mia T
HOW DID THE POST MISS THE STORY... OR DID THEY?
So 40 people showed up?
Chelsea seems to be laying low these days... did she ever enter rehab?
Clinton, who turned 60 in August, has already observed the occasion at parties on Martha's Vineyard and in Toronto.
This weekend's bash a fundraiser is being co-hosted by Chelsea Clinton and by Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton friend and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Senator Hillary Clinton is expected to attend at least some of the events.
The festivities were to include a series of cocktail parties and dinners across New York, and golf in New Jersey. The centerpiece events were a dinner Saturday night at the Museum of Natural History, and a private Rolling Stones concert at New York's historic Beacon Theater on Sunday.
Tickets to the three-day affair started at $60,000 includes special seating at the concert and dinner and a photo with Bill Clinton.
So what if Bill Clinton tied New York traffic in knots just over a month ago with the Clinton Global Initiative Conference? And who really cares that his real birthday was more than two months ago?
The price of entry for the weekends festivities is a gaudy reminder of slushier times in the 1990s. With money going toward a growing endowment for the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, donors will have to cough up $60,000 if they want to want to see Mick Jagger sing at the Beacon Theatre and at least $100,000 for poached eggs and mimosas with Bill and Hillary at Pastis.
The exclusive list of event hosts includes the names of historically top-ranked Democratic donors like longtime Clinton contributor Ron Burkle and S. Daniel Abraham, the former owner of Slim Fast Foods, who was ranked in 2000 as the No. 1 donor to the Democratic Party.
Steve Bing, the real-estate heir and film producer who is the father of Elizabeth Hurleys son, is listed as a co-host. As is Haim Saban, the former owner of the Fox Family Network and a former member of Mr. Clintons export council.
Also attending will be Chicago media mogul Fred Eychaner; Lebanese businessman Gilbert Chagoury; Alison Lawton and gold tycoon Frank Giustra; Gateway founder Ted Waitt; West Coast entertainment executive Casey Wasserman and his wife, Laura; and longtime Clinton friends Susan and Mark Weiner.
Theyve overdone things in September and October, said another Clinton contributor who was invited to take part in the weekend of activities. I think its a lot of out-of-towners who are coming to this, anyway. I dont play golf and I dont go to Rolling Stones concerts, so Ill just go to one of the dinners.
Others, citing a planned $1,000-a-plate fund-raiser on Oct. 26 for Hillary Clinton at Tavern on the Green, are complaining of a form of Clinton fatigue.
Im on Clinton overload, said one contributor. Im not really wanting to do this. Ive been tight with the Clintons for many years, but Im beginning to feel used.
Walter Scheib, White House chef from 1994 to 2005
Scheib, whose business is called "The American Chef," said Hillary Clinton hired him to bring "contemporary American cuisine" to the White House, a style based on flavors and seasonal ingredients rather than techniques.
"The Clintons loved lamb rack, but not veal or shellfish," Scheib said. "Mrs. Clinton challenged us to have a garden on the roof to grow our vegetables. When Chelsea Clinton became a vegetarian, I taught her how to make salad dressings, soup stock and other things. Chelsea made a red curry sweet potato soup that even Tony Blair liked."
The clintons had better ease up on the outstretched palm bit. At their age there is the very real danger of the joints locking up, putting them in a permanent state of beggary.
Oh wait. They already are.
HILL & BILLS BDAY LOVE FE$T
"I always thought she would be a good senator," said Clinton as he introduced his wife, who was standing off to the side of the stage, at the 59th-birthday event for which daughter Chelsea was also on hand. "She's been an even better senator than I thought she'd be . . . [She is the] ablest person I have ever known in public life."
The two embraced, before Bill took a seat on a stool several feet away, staying onstage.
"To share a commitment and a love of not only each other, but of our country, has been just an extraordinary privilege," Sen. Clinton said before she delved into a red-meat speech blasting Republicans.
She called the White House guilty of "arrogance and incompetence . . . a particularly lethal combination," saying the Bush administration wants "to turn back the clock on the 20th century."
Don't you agree?
I thought the NY Post's use of the term "sexegenarian" was an interesting choice.
It seems as if a person is usually in their eighties before they are seniro enough to merit a big-word honoriffic, but of course The Bent One gets special treatment...
and the word that applies turns out to be "sexegenarian".
Kinda funny, in a sad/disgusting way.
Hillary Clinton: 'I love my life'
Clinton said she loves her life and is especially proud of her daughter, Chelsea, and her work. She said she respects other people's choices, and the choices she's made have been the right ones for her.
FINE, JUST GO AWAY, ALREADY, WITCH!
'seniro' = senior
Dunno about entering rehab. But I seem to recall her entering a Whole Foods and a trendy Soho shop. ;)
Clinton, whose often controversial persona has helped define her years in public life, faced several questions about her image.
Asked about her appearance on a recent Time magazine cover that posed the question "Love Her? Hate Her?" Clinton was quizzed about why she was such a polarizing figure to many Americans.
She largely sidestepped the question, but said she had strong opinions that may have bothered some voters.
Clinton was also asked about comments by Elizabeth Edwards, whose husband, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, is a potential Democratic rival to Clinton in the 2008 presidential contest. Elizabeth Edwards said during a Ladies' Home Journal luncheon Friday that she had a happier life and was more "joyful" than Clinton because she had focused on raising children while Clinton had pursued a high-profile career.
"I love my life," Clinton insisted. She said she was proud of her daughter, Chelsea, and felt "blessed" by her work and the time she spent with her husband (when he isn't with his new girlfriend!) and her elderly mother.
"I respect the choices that other people, particularly other women, make in their lives and the choices that I've made have been right for me," she said.
Former President Clinton attended the debate and watched in a private room with staff and other supporters. He left without speaking to reporters.
Every dollar these morons dump into the bottomless pit of Bubbatude is one dollar that does not go to the DNC. Bubba once again pees on all his friends, by drying up all the Democrat money just before Election Day.
I swear, sometimes, I think this guy is a Republican deep-cover plant.
Girl, you are relentless.
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