Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Heh Heh - Clinton Skips the Tab

From the chapter on Bill Clinton in Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House, edited by James Taranto and Leonard Leo - a quick story about Clinton out of office in England: 
In Notting Hill he was not running for office. The locals were not his voters. But he behaved as if they were and they loved it. The old con master was in his element. He found himself in a pub and ordered drinks all round. All cheered. The news spread to the vast crowd outside, and it cheered too. Adrenaline racing, fists thumping chests, hugging and handshaking, wisecracking and slogan swapping, Clinton worked that crowd for twenty minutes, leaving it hoarse and exhausted, delighted and deeply impressed when he swept off in his limo. The only unhappy man was the bartender, who was never paid for ol' Bill's round.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:22 PM

    Always get a credit card before serving politicians of any stripe.