Hillary Clinton is a very accessible human being, at least according to a woman who paid $1,000 for the chance to eat rubber chicken and rub elbows in the Hamptons with the Democratic Presidential candidate.
Hillary, herself, is in East Hampton for a much-needed vacation away from the filthy masses, and while there, she’s raising money from her rich neighbors. The fundraiser in question was held on the grounds of the Patricof estate, owned by venture capitalist Alan Patricof, chairman of Apex Partners. Guest feasted on incredibly expensive chocolate chip pancakes, as their precious little hooligans played in a private petting zoo. The adults engaged in witty banter about current events, the mimosas were flowing, and Hillary Clinton was her charming, bubbly self – to people who were writing checks, of course.
The fundraiser — held amid a weekend of Clinton fundraising in the Hamptons — included more than 100 donors eating chocolate chip pancakes while their children played at a petting zoo that had been set up on the grounds of the Patricof estate.
“[Hillary] was very accessible,” said Ettus, who paid $1,000 for her family’s ticket. “It was remarkably casual. She was incredibly upbeat and energetic and really extraordinary in person.”
Chelsea Clinton was also there with her daughter, Charlotte.
Unfortunately for Samantha Ettus, a “radio show host” from Los Angeles, there were no celebrities in attendance. Another party in Hillary Clinton’s honor with a much higher price tag – a “garden luncheon” hosted by fashion designer Tory Burch at her Hamptons estate – had already attracted the posh crowd, including Harvey Weinsten, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and designers Donna Karan and Jill Stuart. Tickets for that event started at $1,000 per plate (a $2700 option included a photo op). I’m sure Clinton was even more accessible to those attendees.
Lest you think that Clinton would be that kind to you, were you to meet on the street and fail to produce your checkbook, it’s worth remembering that she was so desperate to leave Des Moines that she chartered a private jet, Trump-style to escape the sticky grasp of the unwashed masses.