Tuesday, July 22, 2003

I thought this was kinda funny today:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Just a few blocks from the future site of Bill Clinton's $160 million presidential library, a couple of Clinton haters hope to open a museum devoted to mocking his presidency.

"As long as he's talking, we'll have to be here trying to keep him somewhat honest and stop him from rewriting history," says John LeBoutillier, a former Republican congressman from New York who rode Ronald Reagan's coattails to victory in 1980.


"We already hear he's going to bring a bunch of egghead economists to his library to say how great the economy was when he was president," LeBoutillier says. "And we'll find our own who can say it had nothing to do with him."


"Reagan, Nixon, that's the past," he says. "The problem is Clinton's still young, he's the most powerful force in Democratic politics, and he would like nothing more than to erase the past so he can return to the White House with Hillary."

Skip Rutherford, president of the foundation paying for Clinton's library, says he had hoped for a political cease-fire.

"The haters don't have to like or agree with Clinton, but they need to acknowledge that only 43 men have done this — reached the pinnacle," he says. "I think they need to move on with their lives."

Move on with their lives? What lives? They'd have no lives if it weren't for Bill Clinton. Believe me, if this "museum" ever gets built, it'll say a lot more about the pathetic Clinton detractors who can't ever let it go than it does about the object of their obsession.

My favorite part is the "Reagan, Nixon, that's the past" deflection. Never mind the fact their criminal cronies (Kissinger, Negroponte, Safire, Buchanan, Abrams, Wolfowitz, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Weinberger, et al) are very much alive and well and influential in the present.

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