Last Thursday, Bill Clinton gave the keynote address to the 18th annual Sons of Italy gala in DC. He was originally supposed to be introduced by celebrity Italian-American Joe Mantegna, who is best known for his Italiocentric roles in Godfather III, The Last Don I and II, and in The Simpsons as "Fat Tony." But hours before the event, Mantagne was whacked by one of the most ruthless and remorseless bosses around — Hillary. According to Roll Call, she told the event organizers that she would be introducing her husband, and apparently it was an offer they couldn’t refuse. So goodbye, Tony-award winning Italian American, hello WASP woman who is looking for Italian-American votes in 2006 and beyond. Bill’s best line of the night was when he told the crowd that "I’m a private citizen now and except for not wanting to cost Hillary any votes, I can say what I please."
Following the Sons of Italy event, Bill and Hill visited a Georgetown establishment, Café Milano for what was described as "a leisurely meal." The restaurant is owned by one of the gala’s honorees, Franco Nuschese. Nuschese has been friends with the Clintons since 1992, and he says he plans on opening another restaurant "when the first woman president takes office." Roll Call described Hillary’s appearance as "stunning," as she paraded around in a "low cut" dress. Well, maybe her and Bill are getting along after all!
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