My newest friend….
Yesterday, I got an email from Dorothy Rodham, Hillary Clinton’s mother.
I don’t know Dorothy.
Never met her.
But the Internet creates all kinds of instant intimacies. You meet people you never thought you would meet.
Here is what she wrote me:
I’m so proud of everything my daughter has accomplished and excited about what her future holds.
Her life is full of amazing achievements, and her story has inspired millions of people, especially young girls, to achieve their dreams, no matter what they are.
There’s a wonderful book about her life I’d like to share with you. It’s called Hillary Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight, and it is the perfect way to share my daughter’s story with a child you want to inspire.
As you know, Hillary is still working hard to pay down the debt from her campaign, and I hope you’ll take this opportunity to help her out. With your contribution of $50, you will receive a copy of Dreams Taking Flight with a specially designed Hillary Clinton bookplate.
And for that special person in your life, with a contribution of $250 or more, you will receive a book that’s personally signed by Hillary to him or her by name.
Contribute to help pay down Hillary’s debt, and we’ll send you a copy of Hillary Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight.
I know you’re just as proud as I am of everything my daughter has achieved, and I want to thank you for everything you’ve done to support her!
Here is what I wrote back:
My mother is so proud of everything I have accomplished.
Unfortunately, all that accomplishment has left me with about $20,000 in debt on my credit cards.
So I am writing to you, Dorothy, to ask you to write a check to me to help me Pay Down My Debt…
you know, like you are asking me to do for HIllary,
Now, the funny thing Dorothy, is that I already sent your daughter $10,000 when she was running for President.
And you know what? I didn’t even get a thank you note… let alone an offer to repay me.
And, not to put too fine a point on it Dorothy, but even though I sent your daughter ten grand, you never sent me a dime…
yet. And neither did you daughter
But now you can!
You can help me pay down my debt… just like you are asking me do do for your daughter.
What do you say Dorothy? Send $250 and I will send you an autographed copy of my book.
And my mother won’t bother you at all… like you are bothering me.
So far, the only response I have gotten is one that says that they are apparently so inundated with mail, they can’t answer any of them.