Inside the negotiations to secure a Bill Clinton speaking engagement: Bartering, bickering and outsize expense reports

A luxury hotel, a private jet and a Gray Davis aversion?

A large batch of cor­res­pond­ence shows or­gan­izers scur­ry­ing to se­cure a private plane, deal­ing with some big ex­penses at the Fair­mont hotel in San Fran­cisco and try­ing to fig­ure out who can — and can­not — be around Clin­ton dur­ing his vis­it.

Sources: Los Angeles Times reporting