Last night I went to see Bill and Hillary Clinton in action. Hillary was doing a fundraiser for her presidential election campaign at the Marriott Wardman Park, a big Washington hotel. This involves loads of supporters milling around a ballroom – sipping wine and scarfing cheese (not bad in both cases) – and getting a speech and a bit of glitz and good cheer in return. The biggest donors also get private meetings with the candidate – or, in Hillary’s case, with her husband.
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