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. Tom

    The secret service must have thought it was BYOB......and food.......that's HILLARYous!!!

    April 22, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  2. Susie

    First, a campaign office in Indiana was set on fire; then there was a threat against Bill Clinton; now this. Obama inspires hate and animosity. Don't want to jump to any conclusions about what has happened now.

    April 22, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  3. Lenoirlady

    This is one of those – WHAAAAA???? If you don't want to share your food and bev. hide it idiots!

    April 22, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  4. Carrie Pa

    Come on CNN, you can do better then this!

    April 22, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  5. Anonymous


    April 22, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  6. Allen

    Who cares really?

    April 22, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  7. Ladyleo

    Wow I think I might change my vote to Hillary because of this story. How impressive of the Clinton campaign.

    April 22, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  8. ron

    She is POISION.

    April 22, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  9. ha

    It's a joke guys. You are all so huffy and puffy and ready to blow someone's house down. Have a drink, relax, and let CNN do what it wants with its webspace.

    April 22, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  10. LifeLongDemocrat

    They was paid for. Her campaign is broke

    April 22, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  11. Erin

    Let me guess.... they're charging all journalists a fee for food & drinks so they can pay off their campaign debts. Did I win?

    April 22, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  12. Chuck in Oregon

    Say what. People that have worked very hard all day cant eat? What is they afraid of, that people will throw food and beverages at Sen Clinton. Oh I get it a McNugget would be considered a weapon?
    More silly politics (laughing)

    April 22, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  13. Ratgurl

    Maybe they're confiscating it so they can serve it later. A lot cheaper than catering!

    April 22, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  14. JT

    Are they afraid someone will start a food fight later when Obama wins? (smile) Go Obama!

    April 22, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  15. Ian

    Probably because they were all getting drunk.

    April 22, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  16. Henry Miller, Cary, NC

    No doubt some statistician will conclude that 100% of young women wearing tank tops (whatever they are) and flip-flops prefer granola bars over coffee, water, or soda.

    April 22, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  17. Go Indiana

    No money – no food. LOL

    April 22, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  18. Soviets had that "change" in 1984...

    What happend to them later? Obama will destroy US... Wright!

    April 22, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  19. Rachel

    Just stick the food under a heat lamp and warm it back up. Even though it will leave a bad taste in your mouth, it's at least edible.

    Kind of metaphoric for the Clinton campaign in and of itself.

    Obama '08

    April 22, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  20. Brian in Charlotte

    LOL @ confiscategate08! hahaha ha ha hahaha breathing breathing hahaha woo hoo

    April 22, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  21. Dan

    Must be worried about a food fight once the polls close.

    April 22, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  22. Jason

    I think you only posted half of the story. We might INFER its for security reasons, but one might think you'd mention if there was a specific threat to Clinton by means of food. And what exactly is a magnetometer?
    But hey, you posted it real fast and thats what counts. Call me old fashioned, but I think people would prefer whole story to the fast but incomplete one.

    April 22, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  23. MC

    this is the most ridiculous story you have written. congrats on the new low

    April 22, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  24. Tom Too

    When did the Secret Service get the exclusive food and drink concession at Clinton headquarters ? Oh well, if it helps defer the cost of protecting the candidates and prevents just 1 food fight it'll be worth it.

    April 22, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  25. Rob

    Why should Hillary bow out and just hand it to Obama after fighting so hard. It is not over til it's over!!!!
    If the numbers were opposite, I am very doubtful that Obama would be willing to just fork it over either.
    The media as a whole has not been fair with Hillary the whole time. They seem to have been very biased during this whole event.
    Both of these people are no doubt brilliant, but I think Hillary can deliver when all is said and done. I am hoping people are not really thinking ANYTHING would be better than what we have had. They better be really scrutinizing and listening to everything before they cast that vote! I have a Golden Retriever that is more intelligent then Bush, but believe it or not, there is almost always someone worse.

    April 22, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
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