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Clinton was a little too late to use the Imus flap to score political points. Good for the team not to be part of Clinton’s bid to generate publicity:
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton finally dropped by Rutgers to meet with the school’s women’s basketball coach — but the players themselves skipped the half-hour meeting, citing their studies and Imus fatigue.Clinton had been scheduled to meet with Scarlet Knight coach C. Vivian Stringer and an assistant, and possibly some of the players, Monday to talk with them about Don Imus’s “nappy-headed ho” comments.
But that sit-down was postponed due to weather and because the story seemed far less significant after the Virginia Tech killings.
“Many of the players were in study hall from eight to noon and some had finals,” explained a Rutgers source who said the players were “tired” of all the attention. “These young women need to do their classes, and wrap their spring semester.”