Saturday, July 5, 2008

Clinton Campaign Kleptomania

So back during the primary Hillary Clinton falls in love with a lectern lent to her by the Portage Park Department. Her campaign asks if they can buy it, but because of state procurement and disposition of public property rules, this can't be done.

A campaign staffer asks, "Well, what what if it disappears?" Park personnel say, "We'd have to bill you." With a wink, wink, the podium mysteriously disappears. But the check for $300 never comes.

Does Clinton (or more properly, here campaign staff) think the Portgage Park Department will be so ecstatic about WHO has the lectern that they'll just be content to put a "historic" sign in the vacated space that reads, "Former Lectern Stolen by Senator Hillary Clinton Campaign?"

If this is how her campaign took care of the little details, I'm not surprised she's outside looking in. These stories are just ridiculously embarrassing for Senator Clinton.


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4 comments:

ruth holladay said...

Clinton's financial problems managing her campaign were reported early on in the NYT -- the expensive staff lunches, the costly paraphernalia at rallies (only the best fabric), the whole 9 yards. She ran a very sloppy show, and this podium theft shows the lack of character that categorized the Clinton folks, plus the sense of entitlement. She lost because this is who the real Hillary is...

Anonymous said...

I am beginning to believe those stories the republicans told of the Clinton trashing of the White House. I always disbelieved them before. This is part of the Clinton enititlement attitude.....we are Clintons, we want it and we will get it.....then along came Barack Obama.

iPOPA said...

I didn't get the word I wanted, but Ruth did. Entitlement. There is that air about the Clintons, and I think Senator Clinton really needs to work on shaking it, or she'll never be President.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to the reporter who reported this. I think too many people are afraid to come out and say how bad that campaign treated them, like those whose health insurance was cut off.