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1.9 What's the connection between Hillary Clinton and Dr Pepper?




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This article is from the Dr. Pepper FAQ, by Christopher Flaherty with numerous contributions by others.

1.9 What's the connection between Hillary Clinton and Dr Pepper?

Actually, it's more of a connection between her and the diet version
of the drink. Nevertheless, you can see it for yourself on pages
171-172 of Ms. Clinton's book, "Living History" (2003: Simon &
Schuster):

I was taking one of my first solo trips as First Lady when a young
aide asked me, "What would you like to drink in your suite?"
"You know, I really feel like a Diet Dr Pepper," I said.
For years afterward, every time I opened a fridge in a hotel suite, it
was loaded with Diet Dr Pepper. People would come up to me with
frosty glasses of it. I felt like the sorcerer's apprentice, the
Mickey Mouse character in the classic animated film "Fantasia:" I
couldn't turn off the Dr Pepper machine.

She gives this as an example of how she had to watch what she said as
First Lady, since there were apparently many people who were too
willing to take her requests to the extreme. This, she says, is how
"Travelgate" happened. Whatever. I wonder if her husband prefers the
stuff with the cane sugar in it.

 

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