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Clinton 'Elvis' Library to Include Monica
News Max ^ | 11-14-04

Posted on 11/14/2004 5:58:21 PM PST by hope

Reprinted from NewsMax.com
Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 5:45 p.m. EST

Clinton 'Elvis' Library to Include Monica

As Bill Clinton's library is unveiled at a gala opening this week, one thing is certain: His messy legacy will be on full display.

One alcove will be dedicated to impeachment, and organizers have promised not to sidestep even Monica Lewinsky or Paula Jones. The 58-year-old political superstar is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to his library.

"Bill Clinton is a rock star," said Skip Rutherford, head of Clinton's nonprofit foundation that built the $165 million library. "He is Elvis."

The William J. Clinton Presidential Center, a metaphorical "bridge to the 21st century" cantilevered out over the bank of the Arkansas River, opens Thursday as the highlight of a week of programs, exhibits and symposiums.

The week will include an Aretha Franklin concert, a science discussion by astronaut and former Democratic Sen. John Glenn, dedication of new sculptures on the riverfront and at the airport, and a reception to which Whoopi Goldberg, Cicely Tyson and Quincy Jones have been invited.

At Thursday morning's grand opening, speakers will include Clinton, his wife Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Bush, former President Bush and former President Carter. Some 30,000 guests have been invited to gather on the library lawn and U2's Bono and The Edge will perform.

Visitors to the 150,000-square-foot glass and steel center designed by architect James Polshek will get to see how Clinton, his closest advisers and exhibit designer Ralph Appelbaum tell Clinton's story.

Clinton has promised to give scholars early access to previously private policy advice and other documents he isn't required to release until 2006. He already has written about the Lewinsky and Jones sex scandals, impeachment and his political missteps in his memoir, "My Life."

Hillary Rodham Clinton has said controversial subjects shouldn't be kept out of the library because "this is part of history." On Friday, she said the library would be "a comprehensive accurate story of the eight years of the Clinton administration."

Because Clinton is still so topical, Rutherford believes the nation's 12th presidential library will establish a new model for presidential libraries. Officials hope the center will draw more than 300,000 visitors a year to Little Rock and help drive the area's economy.

Other presidential libraries have struggled to draw admission-paying visitors. Rutherford said that's because they are either in sentimental locations too far off the beaten path or are lost in larger metropolises. Downtown Little Rock is a happy medium, he said.

The library has already had an economic impact. Since the site was chosen in 1997, the depressed surrounding warehouse district has been reinvigorated and downtown Little Rock is suddenly the place to be, with shiny new condos, hip renovated lofts and swanky restaurants.

The library has directly or indirectly inspired $800 million in new downtown development, 2,000 new or refurbished hotel rooms, cultural events in the nearby River Market District, a streetcar line that opened Nov. 1, and the selection of Alltel Arena as an opening-round venue for the 2008 NCAA basketball tournament. There are plans for a new minor-league ballpark, talk of a $100 million arts and entertainment district and efforts to start a nonprofit corridor.

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1 posted on 11/14/2004 5:58:22 PM PST by hope
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To: hope

>>>> The Commerce Department selling seats on trade delegations
>>>> Selling overnights in the Lincoln Bedroom
>>>> The White House "coffees"
>>>> The $5,000 donations from Buddhist 'monks'
>>>> The Travel Office firings
>>>> The last minute pardon of Mark Rich and other assorted ne'er do wells.
>>>> LORAL's special deals with Red China
>>>> The deal with the Riadys which led to Federal confiscation of America's best coal reserves.

>>>> etc. etc etc.


2 posted on 11/14/2004 5:59:46 PM PST by BenLurkin (Big government is still a big problem.)
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To: hope


3 posted on 11/14/2004 6:01:49 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Arlen Specter's got to go!)
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To: hope

Please pray us here in central Arkansas as we are once again subjected to, and must relive the Clinton/media orgy.


4 posted on 11/14/2004 6:02:12 PM PST by hsrazorback1 (G'night, John-Boy.)
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To: hope
"He is Elvis."

Blasphemy! This Skip Rutherford twerp deserves a serious beating...
5 posted on 11/14/2004 6:02:23 PM PST by Welsh Rabbit
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To: hope

My God, what was he thinking?

6 posted on 11/14/2004 6:02:40 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: hsrazorback1

"pray for us"

sorry.


7 posted on 11/14/2004 6:02:47 PM PST by hsrazorback1 (G'night, John-Boy.)
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To: hope
"Bill Clinton is a rock star," said Skip Rutherford, head of Clinton's nonprofit foundation that built the $165 million library. "He is Elvis."


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8 posted on 11/14/2004 6:04:10 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: hope
It's bad enough the eight years we had to endure of the Clinton Presidency, but then they have attach Elvis to his legacy.
9 posted on 11/14/2004 6:04:13 PM PST by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours! (I told you so :-))
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To: hope
Elvis?? More like the Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers.

The big question is, who gets the Handi-Wipe concession at the exit? Big money to be made there.

10 posted on 11/14/2004 6:05:31 PM PST by Bernard (Let Freedom Reign)
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To: BenLurkin
Frankly, since the whole Monica affair was disgusting, I find the further display of his arrogance just another way of him saying:

"Haha...I didn't get impeached". (I just lied to you on National TV!!!!!!!!! How dumb you American people are. And you're even stupid enough to still love me.)

Hope he gets his just due someday.

11 posted on 11/14/2004 6:05:47 PM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: BenLurkin


12 posted on 11/14/2004 6:06:21 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: billorites

ewww!


13 posted on 11/14/2004 6:06:22 PM PST by hope (The democrats got the spanking of their life and they still don't get it.)
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To: billorites

Reminds me . . . will they have a replica of his favorite sink?


14 posted on 11/14/2004 6:07:32 PM PST by BenLurkin (Big government is still a big problem.)
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To: hope

This is a joke, right? He is actually going to have a Monica alcove? Okay, we now have the definitive evidence that our country had been going in the wrong, wrong, direction.

But, unfortunately, everyone at the Grand Opening (except the Bushs' -- which in my opinion is a mistake)thinks Clinton was the ethical president and Bush the unethical president. Go figure!!!!!!!


15 posted on 11/14/2004 6:08:16 PM PST by Txsleuth (Proud to be a Texan)
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To: hope

Why wasn't Monica invited to the grand opening if it's all just history as hillary has stated. Hillary should have bellied up to the bar and invited her personally.


16 posted on 11/14/2004 6:09:00 PM PST by A6M3
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To: hope

Looks like Bill is going to generate big bucks showing porn movies.


17 posted on 11/14/2004 6:09:55 PM PST by matchwood
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To: billorites

I think I'm going to be sick. Is that really Monica?


18 posted on 11/14/2004 6:11:33 PM PST by pharmamom (Visualize Four More Years)
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To: John O; Howlin
"Bill Clinton is a rock star," said Skip Rutherford, head of Clinton's nonprofit foundation that built the $165 million library. "He is Elvis."

$165 million? For what? A Democrat Graceland??? Were the hookers included in the building costs?

FYI...If you've ever been through Hope, Arkansas, you will see bullet holes in the exit sign on the freeway where it proudly proclaims, "Birthplace of President Bill Clinton."

It is too funny...and it seems that attempts have been made to patch them, but someone riddles them with bullets after the attempt. It is hilarious! Wish I could find my photo to post.

19 posted on 11/14/2004 6:12:11 PM PST by andie74 (W stands for Women)
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To: Sacajaweau
""Haha...I didn't get impeached"

Sorry, Bill, you were impreached, just not removed from office.

20 posted on 11/14/2004 6:12:32 PM PST by ~Vor~ (Four More Years!)
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To: ~Vor~

And wasn't THAT unfortunate!


22 posted on 11/14/2004 6:13:07 PM PST by andie74 (W stands for Women)
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To: bjs1779

Now THAT is just nasty!


23 posted on 11/14/2004 6:13:38 PM PST by andie74 (W stands for Women)
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To: pharmamom


Two questions? Do you think the blue dress still fits?

Do you think the blue dress will be displayed in the Monica section of the porn wing?


24 posted on 11/14/2004 6:13:56 PM PST by Txsleuth (Proud to be a Texan)
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To: hsrazorback1

Buy a case of air freshener for your home, and a case of pepper spray for any female relatives.


25 posted on 11/14/2004 6:15:12 PM PST by xJones
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To: andie74
Yes, it was. But IIRC, it was Senator Tom Harkin that explained to us that Bill couldn't possibly do any more damage in the short 2 years he had left of his term. Yeah, right!
26 posted on 11/14/2004 6:15:21 PM PST by ~Vor~ (Four More Years!)
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To: BenLurkin; All
The audio exihbit.
27 posted on 11/14/2004 6:15:25 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve to keep us free.)
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To: andie74
Now THAT is just nasty!

Yeap, and I am still laughing about it too!

28 posted on 11/14/2004 6:16:47 PM PST by bjs1779
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To: hope

Also in the Clinton Library, will be a huge picture of Arafat and Clinton, with the background music , sung by Barbara Streisand..Memories

29 posted on 11/14/2004 6:17:48 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: hope

I hope they have to shut down due to lack of interest.


30 posted on 11/14/2004 6:20:12 PM PST by sweetliberty (Proud member of the Pajama Posse!)
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To: hope

I want to see the Vince Foster Wing, the Hall of Obstruction, the Pyramid of Perjury, the.........


31 posted on 11/14/2004 6:21:46 PM PST by isom35
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To: Paleo Conservative

Hawking profit-making crap...how prez-ish of them

32 posted on 11/14/2004 6:22:30 PM PST by bannie (Jamma Nana!)
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To: Sacajaweau

They successfully twisted it from "Lying to a Grand Jury to Avoid Prosecution" to "just a sex thing"


33 posted on 11/14/2004 6:22:52 PM PST by Gondring (They can have my Bill of Rights when they pry it from my cold, dead hands!)
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To: bjs1779

This pic will be remembered for a 1,000 years in the great tradition of oral history.


34 posted on 11/14/2004 6:23:28 PM PST by kcar (theUNsucks.com)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Look at this storefront...shameless profiteers...nothin' but.

35 posted on 11/14/2004 6:24:21 PM PST by bannie (Jamma Nana!)
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To: billorites

His "little head" was doing the thinking.


36 posted on 11/14/2004 6:25:55 PM PST by clee1 (Islam is a deadly plague; liberalism is the AIDS virus that prevents us from defending ourselves.)
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To: hope
"He is Elvis."

He is not Elvis. He is a convicted liar, an accused serial rapist, and a sexual pervert. He should be in jail-- a cell mate of Willie Horton.

37 posted on 11/14/2004 6:25:59 PM PST by Temple Owl (19064)
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To: Sacajaweau

But he DID get impeached - he just wasn't convicted.

Impeachment is a congressional indictment in the House. The Senate then tries the case. Conviction results in removal from office.


38 posted on 11/14/2004 6:27:50 PM PST by clee1 (Islam is a deadly plague; liberalism is the AIDS virus that prevents us from defending ourselves.)
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To: hope
The whole building is an enormous doublewide wedged in under a bridge. How very redneck of him.

This seems a suitable spot for a few redneck jokes:

An Arkansas redneck passed away and left a sizable estate to his beloved widow. However, she can't touch it until she turns fourteen.

Folks in Arkansas now go to the movies in groups of 18 or more since they were told that in some theaters "17 and under are not admitted".

The minimum drinking age was raised to age 32 in an attempt to keep alcohol out of high schools.

You know you are in Little Rock when you call the front desk from your motel room and tell the clerk "I've gotta leak in my sink", and he says, "go ahead...you paid for the room".

You can tell if a redneck is married. There is tobacco spit on both sides of his pickup.

The governor's mansion in Little Rock was almost destroyed by fire. In fact, the entire trailer park was almost lost.

The law in Arkansas was recently changed regarding divorce. Now, after being divorced, the couple are still brother and sister.

An Arkansas State trooper stopped a redneck in a pickup truck for weaving on the roadway. He asked the driver, "Got any ID?" The redneck said, "Bout what.

39 posted on 11/14/2004 6:30:46 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: billorites

I have heard Monica is now a Republican - The Democrats left a bad taste in her mouth.


40 posted on 11/14/2004 6:36:29 PM PST by GaltMeister (Can I get me a terrorist huntin' license in hea?)
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To: Txsleuth

I don't think TWO blue dresses together would fit. I suspect the FBI or the Justice Department or whoever still has that dress as evidence!


41 posted on 11/14/2004 6:38:45 PM PST by pharmamom (Visualize Four More Years)
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To: hope

"He ain't nothin' but a poon dog............"


42 posted on 11/14/2004 6:39:13 PM PST by CrazyIvan (What's the difference between Joseph Goebbels and Michael Moore? About 150 pounds.)
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To: Cicero
The governor's mansion in Little Rock was almost destroyed by fire. In fact, the entire trailer park was almost lost.

AND - A tornado went through Little Rock last night ripping the Governor's Mansion off its wheels.

43 posted on 11/14/2004 6:39:34 PM PST by elizabetty
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To: GaltMeister; billorites; BenLurkin
I have heard Monica is now a Republican - The Democrats left a bad taste in her mouth.


44 posted on 11/14/2004 6:42:16 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Arlen Specter's got to go!)
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To: hope

Colonel Tom Parker to Skip Rutherford:

"'Skip', I worked with Elvis Presley; I knew Elvis Presley. Skippy, your man's no Elvis Presley."


45 posted on 11/14/2004 6:42:42 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: Paleo Conservative
Full Text of the Starr Report

46 posted on 11/14/2004 6:44:41 PM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: hope

47 posted on 11/14/2004 6:44:49 PM PST by bjs1779
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To: hope

President G. H. W. Bush has a replica of his WWII aircraft hanging in his library.

Will Billie Jeff have a replica of his pick-up truck with Astro-turf hanging in his?


48 posted on 11/14/2004 6:47:08 PM PST by jackbill
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To: hope; Elvis_TCB
"Bill Clinton is a rock star," said Skip Rutherford, head of Clinton's nonprofit foundation that built the $165 million library. "He is Elvis."

Barf-o-rama. I think the ETA's should know about this one.

49 posted on 11/14/2004 6:47:09 PM PST by stands2reason
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"FYI...If you've ever been through Hope, Arkansas, you will see bullet holes in the exit sign on the freeway where it proudly proclaims, "Birthplace of President Bill Clinton.""

I've seen that sign and some of the holes are rather large. Also looks like it's been the target of thrown rocks, bottles, bricks, etc.

I understand from a friend who still has relatives in Arkansas that the sign is replaced on a fairly regular basis.


50 posted on 11/14/2004 6:52:45 PM PST by DugwayDuke
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