April 4, 2008 1 Comment
My colleague Jeffrey Ressner was at Hillary’s fundraiser last night at the Wilshire Theater in Los Angeles, and captured the audio (.wma) of a really jarring scene: A woman dragged out in handcuffs, screaming that she was the only black supporter of Hillary there. (She wasn’t.)
Clinton herself had some fairly strong stuff to say, particularly on Florida and Michigan: “If we don’t figure out Michigan and Florida, our candidate will lack the legitimacy that we want,” she told the crowd.
“I was among the very first to speak out against the Taliban. . .I was invited by the Taliban to visit [but I declined,]” she said. “Some days I may think I want to wear a burqua, but I don’t want to do that. . . “
At the end of the event, the music played to usher people out, but Hillary stopped the music and implored the crowd to donate. “I need your help. I’m being outspent,” she said.