* There was a ton of downright bizarre speculation online and in the mainstream media about why Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was sitting next to former President Bill Clinton at the convention during primetime last Monday night. Laura Washington helps clear things up…
The conspiracy crazed Chicago media and Rahm haters everywhere were salivating. Finally, the wicked wizard of Chicago was dead, dead, dead, at least politically.
Even better, Bill Clinton had delivered the final blow to his old friend and former operative, and invited Preckwinkle to dance on his bones.
True? I asked.
“It was serendipity,” Preckwinkle replied.
Her press people, she laughed, “will kill me for doing this … .”
Yes, the Clinton campaign had invited her to Bill Clinton’s box Monday night. The honor came in appreciation for Preckwinkle’s help in the Illinois presidential primary.
Bill Clinton arrived late, and Preckwinkle ventured over and sat down to offer a quick thanks. Then, “Michelle started speaking and, well… .” She had to stay put.
No political murder had occurred. Just “serendipity.” […]
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