Saturday, May 30, 2015

Rendell finds the G Lounge

Ed Rendell might be 70 years old, but he's proved time and again that he's young at heart.

Rendell finds the G Lounge

( RON TARVER / Staff Photographer )
( RON TARVER / Staff Photographer )

Ed Rendell might be 70 years old, but he's proved time and again that he's young at heart. 

Speaking at a "Young Philly is Ready for Hillary" event last night, the former mayor and governor didn't disappoint the crowd of more than 200 aspiring politicos. 

After a speech lauding Hillary and describing how he took a smartphone photo with a cardboard cutout of the former secretary of state, he parted with a story. 

Rendell said he had just come from a different event for the same Ready for Hillary "super PAC," hosted by Democratic moneyman Alan Kessler. He encouraged the folks there to come to the young professionals event, which was hosted by Kessler's son, Dan, at the G Lounge. 

He recounted to the youngins that he accidentally told the older crowd, "You're all welcome to join us across the street at the g-spot." 

Rendell said in his remarks that Clinton hasn't made up her mind and may very well sit out the 2016 race, noting that her celebrity is such that she can effect major change without having to endure the brutal campaign process. 

Asked afterward if he would bet that she will or will not run, Rendell said, "She probably will." 

"But remember what I said, she has the ability to have an exciting life driving issues all over the world, so she doesn’t have to run for president to be relevant," he said. "And politics these days is a horribly pressurized dirty business. She might not want to go back into that cauldron."

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William Bender, a Drexel graduate who landed at the Daily News in 2007, has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He occasionally writes about local food trucks and always eats everything on his plate, whether it be a bloody rib eye or a corrupt politician. E-mail tips to benderw@phillynews.com
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David Gambacorta, has been a reporter with the Daily News since 2005, covering crime, police corruption and all of the other bizarre things that happen in Philadelphia. Now he’s covering the 2015 mayor’s race, because he enjoys a good circus just as much as the next guy. He’s always looking to get a cup of coffee. Send news tips and other musings on life to gambacd@phillynews.com
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