I like and respect Hillary Clinton. But has any politician hurt herself more with a presidential run?
This, from CNN.com a few moments ago:
(CNN) â€“ No, sheâ€™s not leaving politics, but she is still trying to retire more than $25 million of campaign debt. Sen. Hillary Clintonâ€™s Web site is advertising a contest to win a summer â€œretirement dinnerâ€ with the former presidential contender. The price for a chance to win is a contribution to her creditors. â€œSummer is a time for simple pleasures: family vacations, baseball games, and dinner out under the stars,â€ Clintonâ€™s e-mail to supporters says. â€œAt least it is if you aren’t running for president! It sure is nice having a little more time on my hands, and I’d love to spend some of it with you.â€ Those interested in helping Clinton retire the debt can pay from $10 to more than $2,300 for a chance to win the dinner and â€œtalk about whatever youâ€™d like.â€ The campaignâ€™s site doesnâ€™t say where the winner will dine with the senator, but it mentions that round-trip transportation and the total value may run $3,000.
Come to think of it, I’m inspired. Anyone who deposits more than $10,000 into my Swiss bank account (account #: 3432-3212-4554-4443; ask for Sven) qualifies for a dinner with THE one and only Jeff Pearlman at his favorite restaurant! Supplies limitedâ€”act now!!