In another video, a man interviewed by a Bernie delegate admits to being a seat filler for the DNC.
Suspicions that the Democrats were hiring seat-fillers to pad out the audience grew after a posting on Philly Craigslist entitled Actors Needed For National Convention.
Philadelphia Police say seven people were arrested shortly before 11 p.m. after entering a perimeter fence into a restricted area.
At least one protester was captured on video lighting a flag on fire and waving it in the air, while many others shoved the perimeter fence as police pushed back.
On yesterday's "Today" show, the first lady played her familiar wink-and-a-nod, maybe-I'm-running-maybe-I'm-not shtick with host Katie Couric, who asked Clinton first about the New York Knicks—currently battling in the NBA playoffs—and then about the Yankees.
"Are you a big Knicks fan?" Couric asked.
"I'm becoming a big Knicks fan," the first lady responded, laughing.
"More and more every day, huh?" Couric parried.
And then a sleepy-eyed nation collectively hurled.
Later, Clinton asserted that she'd "always been a Yankees fan." Couric correctly challenged her, saying she thought the first lady, a native of Illinois, was a Chicago Cubs fan.
"I am a Cubs fan," Clinton said. "But I needed an American League team...so as a young girl, I became very interested and enamored of the Yankees."
RADCLIFFE (9/12/94): Among the picnic's other attractions, which included a be-your-own-trading-card photo booth and standard ballpark fare of popcorn and hotdogs (plus more elaborate cuisine), was Hillary Clinton, who hit a couple of balls in the batting cage.
"That was a great swing," Burns told her. "Did you get some batting practice before the screening, just to warm up?"
Mrs. Clinton, who as a kid was a "big-time" fan of the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees and "understudied" Ernie Banks and Mickey Mantle, smiled.
While her girlfriends had crushes, stared at boys, padded their bras, Hillary talked about politics, Sputnik and sports. "We used to sit on the front porch and solve the world's problems," said Rick Ricketts, her neighbor and friend since they were 8. "She also knew all the players and stats, batting averages—Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle—everything about baseball."
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