Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bill Clinton in Lumberton Tomorrow

Let me pull out my black dress...

LUMBERTON — Bill Clinton will be stumping here Wednesday on behalf of his wife’s presidential campaign, but his stop in Lumberton won’t be in a big auditorium with plenty of space for large crowds — and city officials are concerned.

The event, to be held at 204 W. Eighth St. beginning at 3:30 p.m., will be on property next to the city’s old water plant.

According to Mabel Moses, a volunteer who oversees Hillary Clinton’s Lumberton campaign office, there will be room for about 1,000 people in the yard. The event is free and open to the general public.

“Anyone wanting to attend should arrive early,” Moses said. “It will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.”

The site selected by the Clinton campaign seems a little bit unusual, according to City Manager Wayne Horne. He said this morning that Clinton campaign officials have not yet contacted his office about the location and schedule for the event.

“I’ve got to make some calls. It seems an unusual location,” the manager said. “It is not a good place for getting traffic in and out. This could be a nightmare.”

Moses said the home, which is not inhabited, is owned by Baxter Miller. Moses said Lumberton High had been selected and approved for the visit, but the Clinton people wanted to have it in a yard in downtown Lumberton.

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I agree. The site they've chosen is in a horrible place, traffic wise... I guess it's about one block over and five blocks down. Guess I'll park in my 'getaway' spot so I won't get caught in traffic.

Wonder if Bill likes southern belles with full lush lips, reddish-brown shoulder length hair and flirty blue eyes.



John said...

did you buy your presidential kneepads yet? :)

Painter Lady said...

the grass is lush and cushiony...I think I'll be ok.