Our best to NY --Hillary booed
- ***** DRUDGE REPORT ***** SUN OCT 21, 2001
20:18:28 ET **<br><br>PUBLIC RELATIONS DEBACLE AFTER SEN.
HILLARY JEERED AND BOOED BY HEROES <br><br>Senator
Hillary Clinton's inner circle is furious at MIRAMAX king
Harvey Weinstein after the<br>former first lady suffered
through a public relations nightmare during Saturday's
CONCERT FOR<br>NEW YORK.<br><br>Hillary Clinton was
jeered and booed by thousands gathered at Madison Square
Garden as she took<br>to the stage -- unannounced -- to
introduce a movie clip.<br><br>VH1 cameras captured firemen
and police heroes wildly booing Clinton, who
attempted to raise<br>her voice above the shouting crowd.
<br><br>"Get off the stage! We don't want you here!" yelled
one New York City police officer just feet<br>from
the senator. <br><br>Anti-Clinton slurs spread and
intensified throughout the Garden, with many standing near
the<br>stage lobbing profanities. <br><br>Event-planner and
close Clinton friend Harvey Weinstein was visibly
shaken as he heard the<br>crowd erupt with boos and
jeers, according to an eyewitness. <br><br>The junior
senator from New York ending up giving the shortest
presentation of the evening,<br>clocking in at under 20
seconds. <br><br>"How could we not know this would be the
wrong forum for Hillary?!" shouted one
confidante.<br>"These are cops and firemen who listen to right-wing
talkradio. They still think she killed<br>Vince Foster, for
Christ's sake!" <br><br>Clinton herself is not angry at
Weinstein. "She was really upset by the response because of
how<br>unexpected it was, there was no way of seeing it coming,"
says a top source. <br><br>Other New York politicians
received warmer welcomes during the 5-hour concert which
featured<br>Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Elton John and others.
<br><br>Former President Bill Clinton, who took the stage
minutes after his wife, worked over scattered<br>boos
with talk of the rescuers' heroism. <br><br>Following
the Clintons, James Taylor soothed the heroes with an
acoustic FIRE AND RAIN. <br><br>The concert raised
millions of dollars for September 11 relief efforts.
<br>-------------------------------------------------- <br>Posted by minetheborder at the Politically