Bill Clinton was in Vegas for the clean-energy event Chris noted earlier. Bubba decided to celebrate his 63rd birthday a little early while Hillary was in Africa, melting down over questions about her husband’s role in world affairs. What stands out from the Clinton birthday bash, however, is this detail from the Los Angeles Times “Top of the Ticket” blog:
Meanwhile Bill Clinton was celebrating his 63rd birthday a week early at his favorite restaurant. In Las Vegas for a clean energy summit, Clinton decided to invite some friends to join him at the pricey Craftsteak at the MGM Grand hotel to mark his Aug. 19 birthday. How pricey? asked the New York Times. “The 8-ounce wagyu New York strip steak goes for $240. (Potatoes and other sides are extra.)”
On hand for the meat-eating: former DNC chairman and Clinton golfing buddy Terry McAuliffe, senior adviser Paul Begala, former chief of staff John Podesta, Hollywood executive Haim Saban, former communications director Jay Carson and Steve Bing, the Hollywood media mogul who lent Clinton his jet for the diplomatic mission to North Korea to negotiate the release of two American journalists.
Kobe beef, flown in from Japan, tends to add to one’s carbon buttprint. Although there’s no evidence yet that Clinton ordered the highest-carbon meal, it wouldn’t be the first time he ordered Japanese steak while attending an event promoting climate alarmism.