President Clinton’s second White House Chief of Staff, Leon Panetta, tells an amazing and true story.
The Clinton administration was working hard to get its signature Crime Bill through the congress. Panetta kept reaching out to Barbara-Rose Collins, a representative from Michigan.
The White House needed her vote but she kept refusing the Chief of Staff’s calls until one day she called and said she’d like to meet. Panetta tells the story:
“Bill Richardson, then a congressman from New Mexico and a supporter of the crime bill, offered to host the meeting, and we gathered in his Capitol Hill office. I asked what I could do for Collins, and she informed me that Jesus had spoken to her in a dream the night before.
“Really?” I asked calmly, as a few of my colleagues did their best to compose themselves. “What did Jesus say?”
“He told me I should consider supporting the president,” she answered. Then she added, “I think God will allow me to suppo ...Read more »