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Chelsea Clinton tying the knot in lavish, secretive wedding. What a shame.
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07/31/2010 12:41 PM
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What a shame it is so secretive. Celebrating a wedding would be a wonderful thing for the US in these dark times. The peasants are not invited, not allowed to celebrate. How obvious does it have to get?? Oh, wait... she's marrying a Jewish Wall street banker...
Maybe the over-the-top luxury would piss off the newly jobless and homeless?
Chelsea Clinton tying the knot in lavish, secretive wedding
By Sebastian Smith, AFP July 31, 2010 9:09 AM
RHINEBECK, New York, July 31, 2010 (AFP) - After an intensely secretive build-up, Chelsea Clinton and her Wall Street banker beau were tying the knot Saturday at a lavish bash outside the quaint town of Rhinebeck, rural New York.
A carnival atmosphere took over Rhinebeck in the final hours before what US tabloids hyped as "wedding of the century," or even of the "millennium."
Throngs of well-wishers and celebrity watchers gathered in the sunshine at Rhinebeck’s main crossroads for a glimpse of A-list guests staying at the Beekman Arms inn before heading to the exclusive party at a mansion outside town.
The bride’s parents — former Democratic president Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — arrived on the eve of the wedding. Other guests were expected to include the likes of TV chat show queen Oprah Winfrey.
"This is exciting. There’s so much trouble in the world but this Saturday everything stops just for this wedding," said Anne McConnell, who’d secured a strategically placed bench opposite the Beekman in hopes of seeing members of the Clinton family.
"It’s just a shame it’s not on TV," she said. "This should be live on TV like Princess Diana’s wedding."
There was no chance McConnell’s prayers would be answered.
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