Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to her favorite family vacation spot Saturday to raise money for her presidential campaign at a celebrity-studded event where she took some pointed swipes at President Bush.
Clinton—accompanied by her husband and their daughter Chelsea—smiled broadly and swayed to the music as singer Carly Simon and her two children, Ben and Sally Taylor, sang “Devoted to You” for a Martha’s Vineyard crowd of more than 2,000.
Simon, along with actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen, showered the Clintons with praise and predicted the senator from New York will be elected as the nation’s first woman president.
“Is it Mrs. President or Madam President?” Simon asked a smiling Clinton.
The Clintons frequently vacationed on Martha’s Vineyard during their years in the White House. The senator told the crowd that the family has been vacationing in the island for 14 years.
Bill Clinton told the crowd his wife would make the strongest president among those seeking to succeed Bush in January 2009 because she has the best plans to deal with national security, climate change, health care and education.
I can’t wait to hear what these plans are. I’m certain Mrs.-or-Madam President Clinton will usher in an unprecedented age of socialist utopia. Or something.