This morning, I interviewed a Kenyan man who is offering 40 goats and 20 cows in dowry for Chelsea Clinton’s hand in marriage. She would be wife no. 2 — he married a college mate, Grace, in 2006, while waiting for a response from the Clintons to his initial offer back on 2000. The dowry has remained the same. And, of course, Kenya allows polygamy.
At a Nairobi town hall session, moderator Fareed Zakaria joked with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the offer of mariage from Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgur was not a bad one, given the global recession and all.
Hillary responded by saying Chelsea was her own woman.
Chepkurgur told me he remains hopeful, his admiration for the Clintons rather gushing. I certainly wasn’t going to be the one to burst his bubble. But I have a feeling Chelsea is simply not interested. Goats and cows aside.