New York State Of Mine

Hillary Clinton opens her undeclared candidacy for the U.S. Senate by making a show of listening--and sidling away from Bill

On the first day of the rest of her life--last Wednesday, when she flew from Washington to upstate New York to begin the obligatory "exploratory" phase of her campaign for the U.S. Senate--Hillary Rodham Clinton ordered her motorcade to stop just outside the Binghamton airport. She hopped out of her van and, as a look of uh-oh, here-we-go flickered across the face of one of her Secret Service agents, plunged into a crowd of 50 well-wishers--the first spontaneous mosh-pit moment of Clinton's strange and improbable proto-campaign. She hugged children, signed autographs, posed for snapshots, and made deep and significant eye contact...

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