April 22nd, 2008
06:15 PM ET
15 years ago

Food and drinks being confiscated from Clinton headquarters

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PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Just a little nugget from Clinton headquarters in Philadelphia: The Uniformed Division of the Secret Service is confiscating all food and drink as members of the media file in to cover Hillary Clinton's election night party. Journalists unwilling to part with their liquid are standing next to the magnetometers drinking their coffee, water or soda. A young woman in a tank top and flip-flops was forced to part with a granola bar she was saving for dinner. Clinton’s staff made valiant efforts to try and help reporters out, but to no avail.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Susan


    April 22, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  2. Adam from NY


    April 22, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  3. Venus

    Won't be a big party – so let them have their drinks and food!
    Go Obama!

    April 22, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  4. Neil

    *Why* is this happening?

    April 22, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  5. Vince - Phoenix


    WHY is this a story??

    (but also why the fuss about food at her celebation)???

    just... WHY???

    April 22, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  6. The Dude

    When I first read the headline, I thought it had something to do with her campaign being in debt, and not being able to afford snacks.


    April 22, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  7. Grif

    Poison??? Mickey's??? They must be scared Hillary will win Big!!!!

    April 22, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  8. Neil

    Ummm, how is this news?

    April 22, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |

    Hillary... I am voting for you because you have said you will not privatize social security. Also because you voted No to giving subsides to the oil barons... obama voted yes and so did mccain. I am voting for you because you are for children who have no power and no vote. I am voting for you due to your trailblazing and your integrity and your brilliance... and toughness. I am voting for you because you are taking secrecy away from government.. and opening up all to the net. I am voting for you due to college loans... and education and health care.. and many many other reasons. over 52% of our nation is women... it is going to take a woman to clean up george w. bush's incredible mess... you need help when you get that oval office?.. just call up usa women.. and we will come running to help. Thank god for your tenacity, your courage, your husband.. your daughter.. thank god... usa citizens such as you... are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for all us common folk..

    love you hillary.... go hillary... we are watching your back...

    April 22, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  10. Jane


    April 22, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  11. anniew

    HRC should demonstrate some consideration, if she has any, for the democratic party and bow out now. Beginning Friday she is going to be invovled in a civil suit involving the worst instance of campaign finance fraud in the history of this country, a case where it will be demonstrated that she was one of the primary individuals to collude, conspire and orchestrate the fraud as well as to mispresent the fraud to the Fraud to the FEC. Not only will this instance of fraud in California be addressed, but her participation in other instances of fraud will come out during this trial.

    And this time, the evidence is incontrovertable. This will be a Clinton debacle that, unlike in the 90s, they will NOT be able to get themselves out of. They've already been fined by the FEC. However, the civil case will be far worse, because unlike the FEC, this case is in Civil court and therefore, the government will be unable to cut a deal under the rug as a favor to her to cover her butt.

    If she has any integrity, and this certain will test whether she has any, she will bow out now.

    April 22, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  12. Darth Vadik, CA

    You can repo back the food if Hillary's campaign cant pay for it?

    April 22, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  13. Bill

    As with much of journalism today, you're missing one of the 5W's: why. Why is the secret service confiscating food and drinks? That's a pretty basic question, and if you answer it, you might not have a story.

    April 22, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  14. DAN

    Why? Will cnn give us more info on the reason for these actions.

    April 22, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  15. Lisa

    How can her campaign headquarters afford food and drinks when they are 10 million in debt?

    April 22, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  16. Dreamer

    Just more of the Circus surrounding the Clintons.

    GO Obama! 08

    April 22, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  17. Ken Austin, TX

    LOL @ The Dude's comment.

    April 22, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  18. Jack in ND

    News of the offbeat here.

    But isn't that pretty much what the whole Clinton campaign boils down down to at this point?

    April 22, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  19. v

    Guys this is still a blog, not all blogs have to be headline news. For that you go to the headlines people. I for one find this odd and humorous ... confiscategate08 !

    April 22, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  20. drew, chicago il

    Snacks... leading the cholesterol charge since 1962...

    April 22, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  21. jd24

    Are they preparing for a riot after her loss tonight? HAAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Give them drinks and eats, what's the problem. Is the campaign site selling drinks/eats? Maybe jacked up prices to go toward HRC.

    Man, I hope I get to see a withdrawal speech from her and Bill tonight, that would just make my month.

    April 22, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  22. Matt

    I too thought they were "repossessing" the catered snacks!!!Pay your bills BILLARY!!!

    April 22, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  23. xtina

    what a hardship for the reporters :p

    April 22, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  24. Jodi-in-PA

    WHAT is this about? WHERE is the rest of this story. It makes no sense at all!!!

    April 22, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  25. maxine

    Charge it to Hillary's campaign. Oh wait they can't pay for it, but you can all donate to her campaign. CNN has a paid for ad for us to donate to help Hillary out of debt.

    April 22, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
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