Like lots of kids, Marshall Bass came to Washington hoping to meet the Clintons. He even got up early to catch the president jogging, but no luck.
Still, the 10-year-old from Santa Barbara, Calif., actually got his wish Friday morning, spending a few minutes with Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Diplomatic Reception Room and later meeting President Clinton himself.
It happened thanks to Marshall’s mom, who boldly asked for the visit during a question-and-answer session after a speech the first lady gave Thursday night.
After the visit, as Hillary Clinton was preparing to leave for a trip, Marshall saw the president come along to say goodbye. He jumped in front of him and jutted out his hand for a presidential shake.
“I thought presidents were sort of weird - like sort of selfish and stuff - but he was really nice,” Marshall said.