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Former president left in the dark

September 21, 2007 |  2:22 am

About 300 supporters of the Clintons assembled in Brentwood the other night eager to hear the guest speaker, former president Bill Clinton, and contribute to her campaign for that privilege. The ex-president was also in town to push his new book.

Just as he was about to speak in the backyard pool area of David O'Connor and Lona Williams' home when the power went out. Not just in the house and yard but in the entire neighborhood.

According to the Wilshire and Washington blog account, people quickly assembled candles and flashlights and shined them on the former leader of the free world. "There are a lot of great things about the modern world," one guest reported Clinton as saying, "Predictable electricity may not be one of them." Just imagine the chatter on the Secret Service's radios.

Clinton carried on like a professional showman, loyally touting his wife's attributes to be president. Ironically, a significant portion of his remarks dealt with energy policy.

--Andrew Malcolm