Friday, February 15, 2008

Clinton in Steubenville?

Usually I don't make posts about politics, but I just had to mention this. Check out this little item from the Wheeling News-Register:
  • STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio For Hillary Clinton campaign announced Thursday that President Bill Clinton will campaign for Hillary in Steubenville on Sunday.

    John Abdalla, Jefferson County Democratic Party chairman, said former President Clinton could make a stop in the city Sunday evening to campaign for his wife, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president.

    Abdalla said he was awaiting word from state Democratic party leaders.

    Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said he has been contacted by the Secret Service concerning a possible appearance by President Clinton around 5-9 p.m. Sunday. The sheriff said the Secret Service may be in the city Saturday to confirm a location and work on security issues.

    According to the Ohio for Hillary campaign officals, the former president will campaign in Steubenville as well as in other Ohio cities including Toledo, Canton and Marietta on Sunday.
I'm sure she sent good ol' Bill to Steubenville to talk to the steelworkers. After all, Democrats like to appeal to the workers' unions. But, apparently Hillary forgot that one of the centers of Catholicism in America happens to be in this little town and, well, we tend to be just a tad conservative (to put it lightly). I think she might have also forgotten that when John Kerry tried to campaign for the presidency here, we ran him out of town.

Anyway, we shall see what type of reception Hillary receives here. I hope it's more of the same.

UPDATE (2-16-08, 1:32 AM): Bill Clinton will appear from 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM at Steubenville High School downtown. The address is 420 N. Fourth St., about 1.5 miles away from campus. Everyone please meet in the circle (on campus) at 3:45 PM to get your signs and a ride. Drivers, please pull up to the circle and pick up as many students as possible. Finally, if you haven't already, invite more people to the event. Less then 1,000 students have been invited so far.

Pax Christi,


Thomas Peters said...

You've received an AmericanPapist shout-out!

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious.

phatcatholic said...

Haha, I know it. When will they learn?

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