Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday called the Bush administration incompetent, the federal Katrina response an embarrassment and the national health care crisis a moral imperative.

Whistle Stop Weekend Begins

Two Presidential Hopefuls Stage Fundraisers This Weekend; Hillary
Clinton Will Take Tabernacle Center Stage


In the three-way contest for the hearts, minds and wallets of
Democratic Party supporters on the Vineyard, Hillary Clinton, it is now
clear, is way out in front.

Over the next six days, the three front runners for the
party's Presidential nomination will hold events on the Island:
John Edwards this evening, Mrs. Clinton on Saturday and Barack Obama
next Wednesday.


Hillary Clinton's Book Signing Draws a Good-Humored Crowd


At 7:30 Saturday morning, the line of people waiting for tickets for
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's book signing had become so unwieldy
that the police department asked the Bunch of Grapes, which had been
scheduled to open at nine, to let people in early.


President Clinton Returns for Short Visit

Former President William Clinton will arrive on Martha's
Vineyard today for a long weekend with his wife, U.S. Sen. Hillary
Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), and daughter Chelsea.

The family will stay at the Chilmark home of Kenneth H. Iscol, a
cellular-telephone industry executive. Mr. Clinton will celebrate his
56th birthday here on Monday.

The Clintons first visited the Island in 1993 and except for 1996
have returned to its shores every year since.


President Clinton and his family concluded their summer vacation on Sunday night with hundreds of handshakes and a heartfelt goodbye for the people of the Vineyard who had so genially hosted them for 11 days.