The Boston Globe has been publishing my New Hampshire memories.
Here’s the latest, featuring a much younger Bill Clinton.
Democratic candidate Bill Clinton speaks at the New Hampshire statehouse
in the early 1990s. This photograph hung in the White House for years,
according to then President Clinton’s secretary.
Back when my wife and I worked as photographers in New Hampshire, it was always fun photographing presidential candidates who swarmed the state. Bill Clinton was probably the most memorable. We met him many times, but three encounters stick out most in my mind.
They chanted, “No, No, No,” like petulant toddlers.
And he began to stir.
Like summoning Bettlejuice with repetitive incantations or the toil and trouble chant from Macbeth, they beseeched their anointed leaders to reject all: immigrants, Muslims, health care for the sick and needy. They implored with rancor that we shun science, Mother Earth, those who identify as LGBT+.
And he rose from the scum, the muck.
Here is a list of questions I prepared late last year for a friend in the entertainment business who was about to interview James Franco and Seth Rogen. They canceled the interview and my shot at behind-the-scenes fame.
- I haven’t seen the film yet; which one of you plays Dennis Rodman?