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Hillary Clinton draws a crowd on Martha’s Vineyard

Peter Simon

Twins Zoe, left, and Zibi Laird of Glenwood Springs, Colo., with Hillary Clinton at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore on Martha’s Vineyard.

While President Obama and his family waited out Wednesday’s rain at their Chilmark rental, his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, was busy signing copies of her new book, “Hard Choices,” at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven. The line to meet the once and future presidential hopeful was around the block and some of her fans won’t be voting age for several years. As 8-year-old twins Zoe and Zibi Laird of Glenwood Springs, Colo., approached Clinton, they said, “Hillary for president,” to which she replied, “Right on!” Afterward, Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, joined the swells at the Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs at a party hosted by Vernon Jordan on the occasion of the 80th birthday of his wife, Ann Dibble Jordan. The crowd included President Obama and wife Michelle, Clinton booster Lynn de Rothschild, Caroline Kennedy, American Express CEO Ken Chenault, Harvard professors Skip Gates and Charles Ogletree, Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, Liberty Hotel owner Dick Friedman, author Linda Fairstein, businessman Peter Chernin, former Mattel CEO Bill Rollnick, and Silver Lake Partners cofounder and Celtics limited partner Glenn Hutchins.

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