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Political Big Wigs Roll Through Chicago

By vouchey in News on Jun 4, 2004 1:26PM

clinton_books.jpgEx-President Bill Clinton kicked off the book tour for his new book, "My Life", yesterday at BookExpo America, the annual booksellers convention. Of his 900 page (!) tome, Clinton says, "I don't settle a lot of scores in this book," which causes us to wonder, then why would a political personality write a book at all?

In other news, Vice President Dick Cheney is in town today to raise money and stump for Republican Senate Candidate Jack Ryan. They'll be holding a nice $1,000 a plate dinner for folks at the Chicago Hilton and Towers in the evening, and probably some other public rally we imagine.

Which brings us to another point, we’d love to give you a link to a web page detailing what Ryan and Cheney are up to, but those Ryan folks don’t seem to have their electronic jiggy on -- there's no real listing of events on Ryan's website. Obama’s folks (one time campaign slogan, “That’s not 'your momma!' ” Really. We’re not kidding.) on the other hand have recently hired on a crew of IT people from the defunct Howard Dean for President campaign. And gee, Obama’s site seems remarkably similar to Dean’s old site, doesn’t it?