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Chelsea Clinton to appear in Cape Girardeau

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of top Democratic presidential contender U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, will appear at Cape Girardeau campaign event Sunday evening,

Clinton, 27, is scheduled to show up at 7 p.m. at Grace Cafe, 818 Broadway. Fliers announcing the appearance were being distributed Saturday evening in downtown Cape Girardeau nightspots.

The event is part of the Clinton campaign's outreach to younger voters, said Carly Lindauer, spokeswoman for the Clinton campaign, in a telephone interview early Sunday morning.

The visit has been kept low-key, Lindauer said, in an attempt to reach a targeted audience of college students and because there is limited space at Grace's Cafe. "We're flyering and asking college students to come an ask her questions," Lindauer said.

Chelsea Clinton is the only daughter of Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton. Sen. Hillary Clinton is one of the three leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination. The wife of former President Bill Clinton has been a U.S. Senator representing New York since 2001.

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Due to a posting in SO comments, I called this paper earlier this evening to ask of the rumor that she would be appearing in Cape tomorrow. I was told that they knew nothing. Southast Missorian, tis not good public relations to lie.

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 2:07 AM

I agree, conservababe.

-- Posted by allen6177 on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 2:41 AM

Will Chelsea be allowed to speak? Scince she doesn't do interviews, I think it would be best that Wee-Willy be banned from speaking also.

-- Posted by Aggiefan/Twiggy on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 5:22 AM

conservababe: Why would you want to go see Chelsea Clinton unless it was to stir up trouble and disrupt her appearance? Clearly, if your moniker is a good indication of your political views, you couldn't possible agree with or even understand what Hillary Rodham Clinton stands for.

-- Posted by billfoster on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 6:53 AM

It is REAL clear "billfoster" what the ClintonS stand for = socialism oh, and TWO ClintonS in the White House. Just think, her as president and him as VICE President. Scary thought.

-- Posted by myheart on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 7:34 AM

..."the daughter of top Democratic presidential contender U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton"...

"Top" contender? I think Mr Obama and the Dems in South Carolina would dispute that.

-- Posted by John in Jackson on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 7:38 AM


Clinton still has more delegates toward the nomination.

-- Posted by SWBG on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 8:07 AM

Conservababe and Allen6177,

I took not one but two calls from the Clinton campaign late Thursday -- within 20 minutes of each other.

One call was about a woman-to-woman phone bank planned for Saturday afternoon to rally voters for the Feb. 5 primay. The other caller wanted newsroom contact information for the newsroom.

Neither mentioned plans for Chelsea Clinton's appearance.

Saturday night, some of the reporters on a social night saw the flyers. Note the time of Rudi's posting: 2:04 a.m. The "telephone interview early Sunday morning" was exactly that.

-- Posted by Peg McNichol on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 8:07 AM

Trust me if she would be coming the secret service would be all over it. They still follow her because she is still the daughter of the former president

-- Posted by AHSR4 on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 8:18 AM


I can't make any sense out of your post. Is Chelsea Clinton coming to Cape or not?

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 9:18 AM


You are incorrect of Chelsea having Secret Service protection. When her daddy left office he did get it extended until she graduated from Stanford, but no longer now.

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 9:21 AM

My God. No matter what I think of Chelsea's extremist Marxist-Stalinist & alleged parents, I always viewed her as a rather sweet, innocent young thing. Hasn't the poor girl suffered enough being dragged around by Bubba & the Hilderbeast in the past? I thought she was free of them now, at age 27, and pursuing a life of her own.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this goat rope today is put on by some Clintonista sycophants at the Grace Cafe, which used to be (or maybe still is), a hangout of the campus commie radicals, the SEMO CP&J, which has now morphed into the enviro-wacko SEMO CPI. The D.E.S. should be interested in any additional Intel that could be harvested from these local subversives, and I trust they might protect Chelsea from getting soiled by them. Anyway, I hope she has a pleasant visit, even though I can't see why she'd want to set foot in a rinky-dink place like Cape in the first place.

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 9:23 AM

I love it how Southeast Missouri bashes Democrats as Socialists yet a good majority use government programs everyday. But you are right, I say we go so far as to get rid of public schools, fire departments, and police departments. PRIVATE ALL THE WAY! (Please notice my sarcasm)

-- Posted by ithica on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 10:59 AM

Grace Cafe? It's been awhile since I've been there, but doesn't that place hold like 20 people? What an incredibly bizarre place to have this.

-- Posted by kanderber on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 11:11 AM


There's three things I'm afraid of:



And your momma

-- Posted by Seadog on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 12:02 PM

At least this Clinton event might be full since there is only 20 seats.

-- Posted by SBKC1969&2009 on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 12:04 PM

Read the article and Peg's response carefully, feces disturber, aka conservababe. It makes perfect sense.

-- Posted by nuit_de_trois_chiens on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 12:15 PM

I am so happy I got out of that one-sided political tar pit called Cape Girardeau. Jesus - or wait that is what all you Republicans base your political views on - maybe I should say George W. Bush - is our saving grace. Herr Hauptmann, DES - I suppose you think GW is such a better president than old Bill but at least you go on attacking his daughter - tasteful.

-- Posted by Marine5151 on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 12:26 PM

You would think it would be illegal for Hillary to run for President after her "We are the President!" comment to the press!

-- Posted by Seadog on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 1:10 PM

For the record, Grace Cafe can hold a lot more than 20 people. They moved off of Spanish Street years ago.

-- Posted by wreckless76 on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 1:50 PM


-- Posted by user Vast Right Wing Conspiracy on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 1:50 PM

The Hillary campaign should call itself "The Return of the Clintons."

It's like a bad sequel to the first Clinton administration. Bill, Hillary, Chelsea... where is sox?

-- Posted by OlderEagle on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 2:00 PM

Buddy and Sox didn't last too long after the photo-ops were no longer needed.

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 2:13 PM

Who care's??? Go Mike Huckabee!

-- Posted by davesteelman on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 2:34 PM

Poor buddy and sox lol

-- Posted by allen6177 on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 2:45 PM

These postings make Cape Girardeau sound like it has SEVERAL ignorant, close minded, country people residing there...hahaha! I was born and raised in a nearby town and I would like the Clintons to know that everyone from the Southeast Missouri area are not ignorant, close minded and country... :-(

After reading the posts I am sure they can understand why I moved away!

Cape Girardeau has NO worthwhile decent paying jobs in the area so you should be HAPPY that ANYONE would be willing to come to the area to visit!!!!

ANDDD...I am hoping that Hillary or Obama gets elected President....the U.S.A. is in DESPERATE need of change...

I do plan to take the several hour drive to listen to what the Clinton camp has to say! :-)

-- Posted by AlwaysHelping on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 3:19 PM

She should be coming to the University. If she wants to get college students why is there nothing on campus about her coming?? I guess all students go to the "Cape nightspots". I guess we're not that important, Since she has to send her daughter... She can't even run her family let alone a country...

-- Posted by abcd on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 3:40 PM

What the Clinton camp has to say is "we're going to give taxpayer funded "free" stuff to all of those too stupid to find a worthwhile decent paying job." All the little college kids still living on daddy's dime will lap it up.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 4:05 PM


Please stay away. Slowly but surly we are getting rid of the "I want my Mommy" crowd.


That was good!

The owners of the Grace Café should know better than show their colors.

-- Posted by Who Me? on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 4:35 PM

Conservababe, I can see where my earlier post was a bit garbled what with the typo in "primary" and some redundant text ("newsroom contact information for the newsroom" -- yikes). They serve as proofreading reminders.

Rudi's story clearly confirms Clinton's appearance.

Swan, Thanks for the nice comment, but this one belongs to Rudi -- it would be very bad form to elbow my way into it :) I look forward to reading his story!

-- Posted by Peg McNichol on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 4:44 PM

"I was born and raised in a nearby town and I would like the Clintons to know that everyone from the Southeast Missouri area are not ignorant, close minded and country... :-("

Uh,AH, that should be ..."IS not ignorant". OOPS! Too funny...

-- Posted by CapeRacer on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 4:57 PM

The idiotic comments of a few on here are incomprehensible! GW Bush is the absolute worst President in history. He lied and, as a result, thousands of soldiers are dead or permanently disabled, due to a war that never should have been. Afghanistan was necessary, Iraq was not! No wonder this area cannot grow or secure a major air carrier. The hillbilly mentality of some of the people that live in this "bubble", is the very reason why nobody care about this mud hole.

Which lie is worse: Bill and Monica or GW Bush and dead kids? The rest of this nation does not go along with the double standards and swamp rat politics of Cape Girardeau, MO! Thank God for that! The next time you Bush advocates pull up to the gas pump, SMILE as you pump because you voted him in! The world, in general, doesn't like us anymore and you can thank Bush for that. Our dollar isn't worth squat, our borders are not secure, 9/11 happened on HIS watch; and he went flying around afraid and not knowing what to do, as usual.

The party's over! The Nazi party, that is! The days of the double standard are numbered! Shout it to high heaven: The Democrats are coming! Billary is coming, and there's nothing you can do about it. You'll just have to accept another surplus instead of the worst deficit in history! You will have to accept medical care! You will have to accept equal rights and fare treatment for all; not just the ones on the " entitled to special treatment list". Sorry to burst your little insignificant bubble, but you may even have to accept progress and growth. Maybe even an air carrier. You might have to accept respect from other nations and attempts at peace making instead of war mongering.

I know it's a lot to ask from some of you, but that's just the way it is! Politician-crooks are already beginning to fall by the wayside. HA, HA, HA! I suspect the ones on this blog talking trash, are the very politicians that are about to be out of a job; or their ignorant friends. Get your wallets out because the middle class "common man" is tired of you and your party. As of November, your party will have been moved to the swamp.

God Bless America, and please Lord overlook the previous eight years of insanity that has divided this country. I look forward to a free land in which people are not one pay-check away from being bankrupt; a land were people can keep their homes, buy food and medicine that they need, and not have to pay an arm and a leg for gas. An America that is respected as a great nation, once again.

Chelsea darlin', if I were you, I wouldn't even bother with what you might face from the last-of-the hillbilly crook inbreeds. But do know that some of us here are backing your Mom and Dad all the way BACK to the White House! Some of the common men do want to live the good life once again.

-- Posted by TG on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 5:10 PM

OH MY GOSH! You all are CRAZY! It is OK to not like Hillary. But to say it should be illegal for her to run, she has as much right to run for president as you have sitting here commenting on this article.

-- Posted by semosportfan2 on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 5:26 PM

Chelsea should be at the Show-Me Center! There are a lot of us that wish to show our support!

-- Posted by TG on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 5:58 PM

I think it's cool that Chelsea's coming to Cape. If I were a few years younger, say, twenty-five, I'd be there myself. But, alas, I wouldn't want to take the spot of one of America's youth for whom it's intended. For any of you naysayers, i.e. Republicans, out there thinking of crashing the party (and bashing Chelsea/Hillary), I'll make you a deal: you stay away from our events and I'll stay away from yours. My pleasure.

-- Posted by Jeffcoat on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 6:17 PM

I'm heading out the door right now!

-- Posted by Mr_Fruity_Flapjacks on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 6:38 PM

Can someone with a laptop post what is happening?

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 6:46 PM

Yes...they're cracking jokes about Anne Coulter and making fun of Hee Haw. BWAHAHAHAHA

-- Posted by Just_Me_and_My_Opinion. on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 7:06 PM

I drove by and there were a lot of Ron Paul folks outside protesting. lol. I would have went had it been at a larger venue. I am a little surprised that it isn't at a larger place and more advertised.

-- Posted by allen6177 on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 7:16 PM

Well, saying there were 'a lot' of ron paul folks out there would be quite overstated.

-- Posted by allen6177 on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 7:19 PM

One little old woman in a wheelchair with a sign on her back that says, "Vote For Paul Ron" LOL

-- Posted by Just_Me_and_My_Opinion. on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 7:26 PM

According to Rudi, who phoned from the scene, "about a dozen" Ron Paul supporters were on the sidewalk near the Grace Cafe.

-- Posted by Peg McNichol on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 7:56 PM

Peg, so is Chelsea giving a speech or just answering questions? What is the crowd count? I am a news junkie.

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 8:01 PM


I texted one of my friends who is there. He said she is answering questions. I asked how many people were there, he just said "It's packed"

-- Posted by allen6177 on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 8:07 PM

Thanks, allen

Ask your friend how it was determined who would get inside?

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 8:11 PM

Oh Course it's packed. No matter how bad you hate the Clintons, you don't honestly believe we're going to elect another Republican as President do you?

The days of Conservacoulters and Annababes are over. Open your minds, the doors of "liberation" are about to open. Freedom will flow once again reviving the fields of the oppressed. Let the good times roll and don't stop thinking about tomorrow. It will be here before you know it!

-- Posted by Just_Me_and_My_Opinion. on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 8:23 PM

I am sure it was first come first serve. He told me earlier that if I was coming, that I needed to come early.

-- Posted by allen6177 on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 8:23 PM

I don't hate the Clintons. I dont think it takes much to pack a cafe. I just wish they would have had a larger venue. I don't understand they they didnt at least use the SEMO auditorium.

-- Posted by allen6177 on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 8:24 PM

Can't believe all the rubes who still actually think that Democrats care about the middle class for anything other than buying their votes with broken promises. Same as the Republicans.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 8:39 PM


If Hillary had won in SC there would have been no need for Chelsea to be here. The campaign is flying by the seat of their pants in last minute appearances for Super Tuesday. Usually the campaign requires tickets and submitted questions.

-- Posted by conservababe on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 8:41 PM

Not to burst anyone's "bubble," but if you think the Clintons actually care about anyone's agenda but their own, you're pretty naive. I'm also not saying things are great now, but I don't see the Clintons as the answer.

And TG, once again, take some calm down pills.

-- Posted by whitey11 on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 9:11 PM

I think that you are naive if you think that any of the politicians care about anything other than their agenda.

-- Posted by allen6177 on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 9:28 PM

Snow peas! Bwahahahaha!

-- Posted by Just_Me_and_My_Opinion. on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 9:40 PM

Yes, there were more than a few Ron Paul supporters there. How many Rommney, Obama, McCain etc...


Chelsea was very nice to us in the Ron Paul camp, asked us nicely to quiet down etc...to which we politely obliged.

It seems that her nannies raised a polite young woman.

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 10:46 PM

Well, I switched on KFVS 12 @ 10 p.m., which I rarely do, to see if what my confidant told me was true about Chelsea's little rest stop. Yup, a pretty sorry bunch of the clueless herd showed up. It figures. So I wonder if it's also true that Chelsea asked one of her folks if this is the best Cape Girardeau can cough up. Oh, well. I don't blame her for getting out of Dodge ASAP.

-- Posted by Herr_Hauptmann_DES on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 10:54 PM


How stupid of you to site that 9/11 happened on GWB's watch. Where was your dumb *** when the US was attacked by terrorists and events that were unanswered by Bill. Also, just think about how long it took the terrorists to train for the attacks of 9/11. I guess you do not think. Certainly they started long before the first eight months of the Bush presidency. I guess your head was in the sand or up some other orifice. Did you ever see any of those unanswered attacks on the news or read about them in the paper. I think your comment takes the cake in all i have read. You are a real piece of work.

-- Posted by semolover on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 10:57 PM

Nothing against Obama, I just think it's time for Hillary. We need the Clintons back in the White House for eight more years. After that, Obama, with a little more experience, can give it another try. Super Tuesday will sort things out; things will be clearer after that. Then it will be time for all Democrats to stand together for the change that has to come, before the current Republican gets us into "world war three". Independents and Republicans, interested in a prosperous nation and peace, are welcome to join in. All others can march directly into the swamp. By the way, who is Ron Paul anyway? That's a useless vote just waiting to happen. Looks like Chelsea was pretty nice to those people, on TV. Why didn't they go in and ask questions? Rock the vote young people! The old Republican guard is tired and they do not have your best interest in mind. The double standard is over. It's your future, you decide!

-- Posted by TG on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 11:15 PM

It's over republicans! LOL

-- Posted by TG on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 11:36 PM

Central Fan

Are you mad or just anal?

The arrogant person will reject evidence contrary to his predetermined point of view, but will eagerly seek out anything that supports the opinion already held.

-- Posted by TG on Sun, Jan 27, 2008, at 11:47 PM

I was there with the Ron Paul group who held signs out front. Ms. Clinton came out and thanked us for coming, and asked us to come inside.. we declined.. so she asked us politely to keep the noise down since she was having troubles hearing people's questions.. which we politely obliged. After the event was over, she came outside and talked with us for a few minutes. I asked her if she had already made up her mind about who she was going to cast her vote for, because if she hadn't, I had some information she really needed to read about Ron PAul. She said she had, and then shared some stories from the road. All in all, a nice lady. As other people left, we handed out literature and tried to spread the word to everyone there. Many people took information, and many stopped and asked us questions about Dr. Paul's views.

I'd chalk it up as a success endevour (even if several people incorrectly called us protesters)

So things went pretty well.

If you want more information about Dr. Paul, please visit his website at...


As for the comments below? Uncle Stupid lives up to his name once again.

-- Posted by Tarantulas on Mon, Jan 28, 2008, at 12:02 AM

It is great that Chelsea Clinton came to Cape, this means that Cape is finally on the political map of the candidates. The more candidates and the more supporters' means that the process of selecting a political candidate is in full swing. I feel as though in the 2004 election Cape Girardeau was forgotten by candidates, now with Chelsea's help Cape may get more political visitors.

-- Posted by DPresson on Mon, Jan 28, 2008, at 9:51 AM

I would vote for Bill Clinton again if he ran and I will of course vote for Hillary.

I agree with the person who pointed out that No matter what Clinton or any other President has done. It can not be as bad as The Bushes; their greed and hate has gotten 1,000's of our young and best men and women killed--all for what? FOR HIS PRIDE AND ARROGANCE. This country is in a recession getting ready for a full depression if something is not done quickly. I am afraid that even the Clintons might not be able to bring it back. The American people had better wake up and smell the oil before it is too late.

Nothing against Obama, and I think in a few years he might be ready. And as for this Ron Paul are you sure that this is not just a name the Republicans have thrown in there to take a few votes away from the Clintons, Obama and Edwards???MAKE SURE BEFORE YOU WASTE YOUR VOTES THAT YOU REALIZE THE SERIOUSNESS OF VOTING FOR SOMEONE WHO WILL more than likely not NOT BE ELLECTED... THINK LONG AND HARD ON THIS ONE. And vote for Obama, Clinton or Edwards.

-- Posted by Morgan on Mon, Jan 28, 2008, at 11:53 AM


-- Posted by TG on Mon, Jan 28, 2008, at 4:01 PM

Come on people!! We dont need another Clinton as president!! If Bush wouldn't have led our troops over seas, none of us would be here right now. All the towel heads would have came over and blew us all up! Those soldiers signed up for the military and signed their name on the dotted line and knew if we were ever to go to war, they would be sent to where-ever. ITs not like Bush pikced random people!

Even though it sounds like he should have sent some of you over there with some of your stupid comments!!! As of this point, I dont see any candidates reliable right now!

-- Posted by skgirl on Mon, Jan 28, 2008, at 4:01 PM

A friend that was there said the Ron Paul people were rude and force feeding flyers to the folks coming out, saying things like: "Hillary is a crook". NOT COOL! There was also no police presence there! Nice job Cape Cops, the girl had to do her own bouncing! Would Ron Paul be proud of you protesters and your hillbilly swamp remarks?

-- Posted by TG on Mon, Jan 28, 2008, at 4:12 PM

Cape police would have been there had she asked for them. Or if it had been advertised...

-- Posted by abcd on Mon, Jan 28, 2008, at 4:29 PM

Last time i checked the secret service did an ok job protecting people...

-- Posted by abcd on Mon, Jan 28, 2008, at 4:29 PM

TG, get your terminology straight. You use "hillbilly swamp" as if the two can go together. I'm not sure who has it worse: Hillary with your endorsement or Obama with Ted Kennedy's. Save your name calling and inaccurate terminology for the WWF.

-- Posted by whitey11 on Mon, Jan 28, 2008, at 6:36 PM


Before just spreading random lies, research the person you are slandering first.


-- Posted by Tarantulas on Mon, Jan 28, 2008, at 7:59 PM


We were very polite to everyone who left the event. We offered literature to help people make an informed decision on Feb 5th. No one was forced to take information or to even acknowledge us, we kept the sidewalks clear, and even kept people out of the way when Ms. Clinton was making her departure.

Now the real reason why you're friends complained...

The fact that Hillary Clinton has been bought and sold by the Chinese is common knowledge by those who follow politics. She is a crook, a liar, and likely an accomplice to murder.

Telling a Clinton supporter that she intends to borrow billions of communist China to pay for her health care plan is something they should know BEFORE entering the voting both, not after.

If this offends you, good. It should scare the hell out of you.

-- Posted by Tarantulas on Mon, Jan 28, 2008, at 8:06 PM


Also, Ron Paul has a higher chance of being elected than Guliani who the press has been touting as a top tier candidate since 6 months before the election.

Ron Paul has a chance... Super Tuesday will be telling.

Do you think if Hillary had a shot, she'd be sending her daughter to stump for her in podunk Missouri?

Didn't think so.

-- Posted by Tarantulas on Mon, Jan 28, 2008, at 8:09 PM


-- Posted by TG on Mon, Jan 28, 2008, at 10:37 PM

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