Monday, January 14, 2008

Rumor of the Week

Posted By on Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 3:20 PM


Says a for-the-moment unidentified but reputable source:

Keep your eyes and ears open, BILL CLINTON is tentatively scheduled to fly up to Eureka on Wed. 1/15 landing around noon and traveling either to HSU or Stanton's restaurant. We need to bring lots of people up to the airport to greet him and then follow him down to Eureka. I will have signs for you to wave. It is TENTATIVE and can change at moment's notice, but tell any one you know to join you and see if we can mount a big contingent of supporters.

I will keep you informed.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, doesn't appear on my calendar, so something's cockeyed. Updates as we find them.

For the time being, though: HSU or Stanton's? If Bill were to wrap his big ol' arm around your shoulder and ask for your heartfelt advice, which would you recommend? I think we all know where Ekovox stands on the issue ...

UPDATE, 2 p.m.: Milt Boyd, chair of the local chapter of the Democratic Party, says that nothing's certain yet but he should know by the end of the day.

Boyd said that Connie Stewart, aide to Assemblymember Patty Berg, gave him a call early this morning asking if he could talk to people from Hillary Clinton's campaign. He said sure. Originally, the Clintonians had planned to get Bill here tomorrow, but that was pushed back to Wednesday (Jan. 16). But even that isn't completely solid yet.

Why here? "Because a it's a solidly Democratic area," Boyd said. "What was mentioned was that we have some critical environmental issues. They said 'We're aware that the area has been at the forefront of some environmental concerns.'"

UPDATE, 4:30 p.m. : Apparently it's all more or less nailed down. The plan now is that Bill's going to make a public appearance between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday. Venue TBA.

UPDATE 7 p.m. : President Clinton is in Las Vegas tonight . He'll be watching tomorrow's Nevada Democratic debate in Sacramento (registration required) . The debate starts at 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

UPDATE Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. : The Times-Standard story is out. Under an ejaculatory headline -- "BILL CLINTON'S COMING," all caps -- T-S staffer Thadeus Greenson reports that Rep. Mike Thompson endorsed Hillary Clinton yesterday, and that Clintonian scouts will be on the ground today getting the lay of the land (*cough*).

Greenson includes some informative B-matter:

Clinton, the nation's 42nd president, held office from 1993 to 2001, with Hillary Clinton serving as first lady ...

Word is that they're also both mammalian specimens of the genus Homo sapiens , each with 10 fingers and 10 toes.

UPDATE, Tuesday 5 p.m. : See here .

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