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Bill Clinton Appearance Off Until Monday

Posted December 13, 2007

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— Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday postponed a campaign appearance in Raleigh on behalf of his wife. Bad weather kept his flight in New Jersey.

Clinton had been expected to attend a private, $1,000-a-plate fundraiser at Brier Creek Country Club to raise money for Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. It was rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Hillary Clinton was in Iowa Thursday for a debate among Democratic presidential candidates.

Bad weather in New Jersey forced a delay in Bill Clinton's flight to the Triangle, requiring that the event be out off, officials said.

It was rescheduled for Monday.

Clinton also filled in for his wife at a $1 million fundraiser in New Jersey Wednesday night. She missed that because she didn't want to risk having a severe ice storm cause her to miss an Iowa debate.

Explaining her absence Wednesday, Clinton emphasized the importance of his wife's doing well in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, an important early test in the New York senator's quest to win the Democratic presidential nomination.

"She started off way behind there," he told the audience. "And she might just win anyway. For that, I'm very proud of her."

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  • doodad Dec 14, 2007

    This republican will simply not vote if the choices are Guiliani and Hillary.

    Guiliani is a closet liberal.

  • mvnull Dec 14, 2007

    "Side notes: A uniformed military man would've been dishonorable discharged for such adultery, and no Fortune 500 company would ever tolerate such proven conduct from a CEO."

    And, yet, the Republicans seem set to nominate someone for the Presidency who also used government resources to help his affair, while married to someone else. I guess that doesn't count because of 9/11.

  • shine Dec 13, 2007

    Maybe they figured out no one was going to show up. Those $1000 dolllar plates might have been hard to find. Weather does not detour the kind of jet Clinton was going to be flying around in. He wasn't gonna be in a Cessna 150.

  • mvnull Dec 13, 2007

    "I truly beleive that GW Bush is one of the most caring and concerned Presidents of the USofA that we have ever elected." It is just too bad he is incompetent.

  • Six String Dec 13, 2007

    And George H.W. Bush advocated NOT removing him from power. He knew the consequences. Too bad son didn't learn from father.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Dec 13, 2007

    Slick Willy advocated removing Saddam Hussein from power, he just didn't have the guts to do it.

    No wonder, Hillary has been dancing on the Iraq war issue.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Dec 13, 2007

    ""Maybe his wife won't have yet another excuse to raise taxes on the middle class and call it a good thing"

    If anyone will read Hillary's proposals she actually calls for middle-class tax cuts. Check out www.hillaryclinton.com."

    Don't believe Hillary Clinton on middle-class tax cuts. During the 1992 Presidential Campaign, Slick Willy also promised a middle-class tax cut.

    His first fiscal action was to push a middle-class tasx increase through the Congress to fund his liberal agenda.

  • Six String Dec 13, 2007

    It’s quite ironic that the service that Bush used to hide from a war now has to go to war, because of Bush.
    Lightfoot3

    Sad, is it not?

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Dec 13, 2007

    No Slicky Willy, darn.

    Last time Slick Willy was in town for a fund raiser. It was for an event that the "Breck Girl" had at the RBC Center.

    They shut down I-40 for three hours during rush hour to provide a safe travel corridor from the Airport to the RBC Center for Slick Willy.

    No wonder Slick Willy and the Breck Girl aren't popular in the Triangle.

  • Libandproud Dec 13, 2007

    "Maybe his wife won't have yet another excuse to raise taxes on the middle class and call it a good thing"

    If anyone will read Hillary's proposals she actually calls for middle-class tax cuts. Check out www.hillaryclinton.com.

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