Thursday, September 06, 2007

Christie Vilsack Denied Chance to Speak on Clinton's Behalf At Rock Island Labor Picnic

Some bickering took place on Monday in Rock Island, Illinois when Christie Vilsack was denied a chance to speak in behalf of Hillary Clinton at a Labor picnic.

Former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack was refused the chance to speak on behalf of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Monday’s Salute to Labor picnic, which was heavily tilted toward rival Barack Obama, a key Quad-City Clinton backer said Tuesday.

Vilsack, who with her husband, former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, is backing Clinton, participated in the Labor Day parade in East Moline then went to Illiniwek Park expecting to speak. But when she tried to do so after U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, spoke on Obama’s behalf, she was refused.


Essential Estrogen said...

Is this new info or something you picked up from another news source?

noneed4thneed said...

It was from the Quad City Times. I forgot to add the link and will add that when I get a chance.

Anonymous said...

That is weird and embarrassing for the organizers of the event.


Anonymous said...

I wonder if this was the lady that tried to hand my child a Hillary sticker and when I (standing there in my Obama attire) kinda growled, she said , " Were all together in the end.", Then I said something about the war and she said," He voted for it too." Which he did not vote to GO TO WAR. Hmmmm
I thought it was neat having the Congressman from Hawaii here, especially since he went to college with Obama Sr.