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Hillary Clinton as the next Go Daddy Girl?
Politically preposterous? Well, Go Daddy Founder/ CEO Bob Parsons is actually offering the Secretary of State $1 million dollars for a cameo in a Go Daddy commercial to help pay off her presidential campaign debt. No kidding. Parsons came up with the idea Thursday while pre-taping his radio show at the company’s Scottsdale headquarters.
He asked longtime Clinton pal and political strategist James Carville, who was Parson’s in studio guest, to pass along the offer. “Look I’d be all for it,” joked Carville and laughed. “But I wouldn’t write the check just yet.”
Parson’s offer is on the heels of the former disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich reportedly considering a reality show taped in the jungle of Costa Rica…. Even though campaign finance laws wouldn’t permit Clinton to accept the million dollar payment.
Go Daddy, the internet domain and web hosting company known for their very risqué sexy ads brought Carville to town to speak to its political action committee.
You can check out the offer and Carville’s quick wit when that radio interview airs on Wed. (April 22) at RadioGoDaddy.com.
Christine Jones, general counsel for Go Daddy was among those at that Thursday night Go Daddy dinner with Carville. Then on Friday night she joined an impressive turnout of 700 - for the Make-A-Wish fundraising gala. Go Daddy was the presenting sponsor of the elegant affair and hosted event honorary chairs Kurt Warner and wife Brenda at its front and center table.
Grammy award winning entertainer Sam Moore (Soul Man) and wife Joyce were also guests at that Go Daddy table. Seated next to the Cardinals superstar -Christine Jones and husband Gary (pictured above with Warner) had the chance to casually chat with Warner about Easter, church and even the controversy over his teammate Anquan Boldin (whether the Cardinals would trade Boldin or not which was headlining newscasts that very night.)
Go Daddy Langbein… Go
Friends of John Langbein, owner of Ticket Exchange- are applauding the new daddy. Wife Maja gave birth to their first child three weeks ago. And the workaholic entrepreneur - who travels the world for work related sporting events and normally juggles three phones- has turned off his business phones and is enjoying the new father role.
Not only is it the first time John has missed the Masters since 1988, but he’s trying to cook for his wife to help out.
It’s the first time since he bought the house as a bachelor eight years ago that he’s used the oven. “I didn’t even know the basics,” admits John. So who did he call? Mark Tarbell. What a good friend. Mark stopped by a few times and gave him some emergency lessons on how to cook cheese crisps, simple pasta, etc.
Conan O’Brien in town
As for Tarbell’s restaurant- there’s lots cooking. The 6’ 4” Conan O’Brien stopped by for dinner (Conan your hair is really something) while he was in town working on promos for his new time slot. Yes the late night talk shows war is heating up as Conan is set to replace Jay Leno in June.