Guess Who's Paying for Dinner

In contrast with his folksy campaign, Clinton's Inauguration will be a multimillion-dollar corporate sponsorfest

TONY AND HUGH RODHAM, THE brothers of First Lady Hillary Clinton, prepared for this week with only the dimmest understanding of the Washington Inaugural fandango. Tony knew that Step 1 was to go out and buy a tuxedo. Step 2 was equally simple: hire a lawyer to dial the Top 10 companies in America and get them to bankroll the brothers' parties. "We obviously need to pay for it somehow," Hugh told the Wall Street Journal.

In some ways, the ambition of their reach as they solicited $10,000 donations from the likes of Ford Motor Co. and Mobil Corp. is surprising...

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