The Note

What we will do is Note that the place was packed to the rafters with a young, enthusiastic and unusually good-looking mob, who danced under flashing lights to booming bass lines and were ready to hear from Clinton just how they were going to help the eviction crew usher out the Bush 43 era. Clinton, who was merely an hour and a half late, took the stage to an ear-splittingly loud "Crazy in Love" by Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z, and spoke for less than 20 minutes.

In deference to the party, Clinton shortened his new stump speech, but talked about his embarrassment over being so well taken care of by tax cuts when the deficit is accumulating and after-school programs, job training and scholarships are cut. To screams and laughter, he President Bush's foreign policy: "We can't capture, kill or occupy everyone who doesn't like us — we need to start making more friends." And he proclaimed the Democratic Party the party of the future, imploring those present to go out build it up.

"He's a rock star, and 90% of the people who bought tickets were new donors to the DNC," says spokeswoman Debra DeShong.

Consider the roof raised.

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