February 23, 2008

Shame on you, Hillary Clinton

For tying to stiff people working for a living while your overpriced and underperforming Campaign lives the high life.
It was just $2,492.63, a pittance, really, alongside million-dollar television buys and direct mail drops.

But with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination enduring a rough patch, Peter Semetis, the owner of a deli and catering business in Lower Manhattan, had been following the news and growing increasingly worried that he was not going to be paid for the assorted breakfast trays, coffee, tea and orange juice he had provided the campaign for an event in mid-December.

“I’m afraid of her dropping out of the campaign and me becoming a casualty,” Mr. Semetis said.

So on Thursday, he went to small claims court and filed suit. Mr. Semetis, 53, said he was hardly a political pundit but like others across the country, he had become caught up in the election in the last year and was able to offer some analysis. “There is potential for her to lose Texas,” he said — an assessment not at odds with the polls — “which would pretty much force her to quit.”
And, what a high life it is.
Nearly $100,000 went for party platters and groceries before the Iowa caucuses, even though the partying mood evaporated quickly. Rooms at the Bellagio luxury hotel in Las Vegas consumed more than $25,000; the Four Seasons, another $5,000. And top consultants collected about $5 million in January, a month of crucial expenses and tough fund-raising.


At February 23, 2008 4:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand how she can be so outraged and outspoken about some mailers when she has never spoken so passionatley against the war, healthcare, the economy or anything else. Shame on you Hillary, get your priorities straight!

At February 23, 2008 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ouch, I was undecided befor this. Now I'm voting Obama. I don't want someone with such a short fuse over something so petty leading our country.


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