Hillary Clinton's 60th birthday party
Hillary Clinton will have a blowout bash in Manhattan
Thursday night to round out her sixth decade on the planet,
a follow-up to a high-rolling fundraiser earlier this week hosted
by Hollywood big shots.
Posted: October 26, 2007
The headliner for Clinton's 60th birthday party at the Beacon
Theater is rocker Elvis Costello. He'll be introduced by Billy
Crystal. But the real star power may be Clinton's husband and
former president, Bill Clinton.
Either way, plenty of glitz will be offered up in New York's
Upper West Side as well as plenty of cash. Orchestra seats for
the event reportedly cost the maximum campaign contribution
of $2,300 per guest. Balcony spots were priced at $100. A crowd
of 2,500 is expected.
Thursday's party isn't the first day this week the senator's
birthday has been celebrated. On Sunday, director Rob Reiner
sang, "Happy Birthday, Mrs. President" — a variation
on Marilyn Monroe's saccharine ode to President Kennedy in 1962
— at a fundraiser at his Brentwood, Calif., home that
drew roughly $500,000 for her presidential campaign.
Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle has also invited
supporters through the campaign Web site to sign an e-card for
her boss, and even a potential Republican competitor offered
"Happy birthday, Senator Clinton. Now we are both over
the hill," GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said
Thursday in Manchester, N.H.
Clinton's friends aren't the only ones celebrating her big
day, however. A new documentary being released by a political
foe is also scheduled for release on Friday — Clinton's
And the Republican National Committee took the opportunity
to wish good riddance to Clinton's style of government.
“While Hillary Clinton may be wishing for government-run
health care, Washington-controlled retirement plans, and budget-busting
baby bonds, the American people are wishing they won’t
have to pay for Clinton's $750 billion in additional spending,"
RNC spokesman Danny Diaz said.
If she is worried about hitting the big 6-0, Clinton isn't
"Sixty is the new 50," she said at an AARP convention
earlier this year. Joking about her male rivals in the presidential
race, she has stated she's grateful at her age to get so much
attention from men.
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