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03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Clinton Campaign Sets Up Texas Primary Press Room: The Men's Bathroom

It was immediately interpreted as something of a metaphor for the Clinton campaign's attitude to the press: With Sen. Hillary Clinton at Austin's convention center for "a Texas-sized townhall," her media entourage was taken to its work space -- in a men's room of a separate community center.

The tables set up for reporters nearly abutted the urinals. That made for a more spirited rush than usual for the best working space, with female reporters quickly staking out chairs on the small room's opposite side.

One was too late: That left the unlikely scene of Tina Brown -- former editor of Vanity Fair and the New Yorker, friend and biographer of Princess Diana -- gamely typing away close to a toilet. Or, should we say, the loo.

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