Let me preface this by saying that I’m not the political one in my family. My hubby and my mom – they love debating politics. But not me.
During the death throes of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for presidency, my mom (who was/is a fan), decided to donate money to her campaign. Since she doesn’t have a computer, she used mine (and my e-mail address). Ever since, I’ve been getting regular e-mails from my new pal, Hillary.
So imagine my surprise when I got an e-mail from Bill Clinton with a proposition (no, not that kind of proposition!)
Here’s what he wrote:
During the campaign, Hillary and I didn’t have the chance to eat together much because we were usually on the trail in different states. Now that the campaign’s over, I’m glad we can share more meals again.
Of all the people I’ve had the privilege to break bread with, the person I most enjoy is still Hillary.
Now you have a chance to have dinner with her. And if you contribute today to help Hillary retire that pesky campaign debt, you and a guest might be sitting down to dinner with her soon. I think you should go for it and enter today.
Trust me on this one. If you’re the lucky winner, it will be a night you’ll really enjoy and one to remember.
All my best,
Okay, there’s no way I’m helping Hillary get rid of her “pesky” campaign debt. The woman continued to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars long after her campaign was dead. That kind of irresponsible behavior doesn’t sit well with the Northern Cheapskate.
But I was intrigued by the fine print in the rules.
Turns out you don’t have to donate to get a chance to win. To enter without making a contribution, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with name, address and phone number to: Dinner with Hillary Contest, 4420 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 OR e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be received by August 7, 2008 at 11:59:59 PM EDT.
So… let me get this straight… I can enter without donating, but she gets to send me stuff in my own envelope with my own stamp and/or send me MORE spam in my e-mail?
No thanks. I’d rather eat dinner alone.