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Clinton Library Packs Them In With Free Admission
KSBW Channel ^ | 11-27-04 | KSBW Channel

Posted on 11/27/2004 6:11:57 PM PST by RtWngr

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Free admission is bringing thousands of visitors to the new Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock.

Skip Rutherford, the president of the foundation that built the library, said more than 9,000 people showed up Friday -- far exceeding the 3,000 that had been expected.

Rutherford said lines were steady despite an Arkansas Razorbacks football game.

He said the crowd included many locals, as well as people from all over the world.

The presidential library is waiving its normal $7 entry fee over the holiday weekend.

The $165 million glass-and-steel building, home to artifacts and documents gathered during Clinton's eight years in the White House, was dedicated Nov. 18.

Visitors to the Clinton library are greeted at an oval reception area and sent on their way after a visit to a replica of the Oval Office.

Library director David Alsobrook said two hours ought to let tourists cover everything.

Alsobrook said visitors with only an hour to spare should make it a point to see the gifts from foreign leaders.


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"Alsobrook said visitors with only an hour to spare should make it a point to see the gifts from foreign leaders."

With only an hour to spare they should head right for the blue dress. Ooops. Forgot. Its not there.

1 posted on 11/27/2004 6:11:58 PM PST by RtWngr
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To: RtWngr

in 5 years, it will be one of the least visited of the modern libraries. his blue state supportes are on the coasts, those people aren't going to vacation in little rock to go to the library.


2 posted on 11/27/2004 6:13:16 PM PST by oceanview
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To: RtWngr

"Free admission"

they couldn't pay me enough!


3 posted on 11/27/2004 6:13:55 PM PST by socialismisinsidious ("A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.")
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To: RtWngr

Wonder if they passed out cigars?


4 posted on 11/27/2004 6:14:56 PM PST by Robert Lomax (Allah isn't Akbar)
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To: socialismisinsidious

Oh come on - be honest. Don't you want to get a look at the mock up of the "finishing sink" off the oval office?


5 posted on 11/27/2004 6:15:11 PM PST by RtWngr (Being tolerant of the intolerant is pretty stupid actually.)
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To: RtWngr

"Packed in"....like it was Monica's mouth.


6 posted on 11/27/2004 6:15:53 PM PST by RightWingAtheist (Marxism-the creationism of the left)
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To: RtWngr
The $165 million glass-and-steel building, home to artifacts and documents gathered during Clinton's eight years in the White House, was dedicated Nov. 18.

The $165 million double-wide on stilts,

7 posted on 11/27/2004 6:16:11 PM PST by Trepz
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To: RtWngr

And, ladies, never mind that shadowy looking figure you think you see through the mirror in the restroom.


8 posted on 11/27/2004 6:16:48 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: RtWngr

The suckas hope to see a wax figure of Monica on her kneepads, that's why!


9 posted on 11/27/2004 6:17:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: RtWngr

Why would anyone pay money to see Clinton's dung heap of lies and distortions? You can get the same experience for free, by sticking your head into an outhouse.


10 posted on 11/27/2004 6:17:44 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY ((((The only good Radical Muslim, is a dead Radical Muslim))))
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To: RtWngr

For FREE anyone would go for a laugh BUT when they start charging it may become a ghost town. Who'd want to waste $7.00 seeing ole Bill's LIEbrary?


12 posted on 11/27/2004 6:18:29 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: RtWngr
It has been open for only a week and they already have to waive the admission fee?

Is this customary?

13 posted on 11/27/2004 6:19:26 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Robert Lomax
I wouldn't go unless there was a free cigar...dontcha know?
15 posted on 11/27/2004 6:20:58 PM PST by Cornpone ((Aging Warrior))
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To: RtWngr
We can safely say that his Liebury is one big sink.
16 posted on 11/27/2004 6:20:58 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: RtWngr

Gee -- it couldn't be that they needed to jack up the visitor numbers, would it?


17 posted on 11/27/2004 6:23:59 PM PST by sionnsar ( trad-anglican.faithweb.com || Iran Azadi || All I want for Christmas is a legitimate governor.)
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To: Trepz
As Rush says the Clinton Library and massage parlor, he's got Bubbas number.
18 posted on 11/27/2004 6:24:07 PM PST by rodguy911 ( President Reagan---all the rest.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I lived in a mobile home that was similar to the Clinton Library. Amazing.


19 posted on 11/27/2004 6:28:08 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: RtWngr

Guests are given a roll of quarters so as to view the peepshows..


20 posted on 11/27/2004 6:28:22 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: RtWngr

I bet the gift shop is something. Cigars, stain remover and knee pads are some of the more popular items.


21 posted on 11/27/2004 6:28:32 PM PST by DOGEY
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To: lavrenti

Yeah, but unlike Clinton, you're not of that trailer trash mentality.


22 posted on 11/27/2004 6:29:37 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: Baynative

Now THAT'S funny!!!!!


23 posted on 11/27/2004 6:30:55 PM PST by Jackknife (.......Land of the Free,because of the Brave.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

It was an amazing two years out of my life. My best friend's girlfriend banging on my window at 3AM to talk to me about him, with his little sisters in tow (eight and eleven). The druggies across the street, the Viet refugees next door (Tom, the middle son and I were good friends).

Actually Bill came from a higher economic background. His stepdad was loaded.


24 posted on 11/27/2004 6:33:47 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Thanks for the props. :) I was never embarrassed about coming from the parks, but it was uncomfortable with friends visiting my mother with me.


25 posted on 11/27/2004 6:35:04 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: oceanview
in 5 years, it will be one of the least visited of the modern libraries. his blue state supportes are on the coasts, those people aren't going to vacation in little rock to go to the library.

I suspect that the free admission was to prevent any news stories in the papers about how few people are going.

26 posted on 11/27/2004 6:35:31 PM PST by Doctor Raoul ( ----- HERTZ: We're #1 ----- AVIS: We're #2 We Try Harder ----- CBS: We're #3 We LIE Harder)
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To: RtWngr

How many people can fit in a double wide lie-brary trailer?


27 posted on 11/27/2004 6:36:33 PM PST by Ramtek57
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To: Trepz
The $165 million double-wide on stilts,

The $165 million is for the library foundation/slush fund. The building didn't cost that much.

28 posted on 11/27/2004 6:36:46 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Dan Rather's got to go!)
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To: RtWngr

When will the Counter Clinton Library open up? That is where the blue dress will be.


29 posted on 11/27/2004 6:37:09 PM PST by Ramtek57
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To: RtWngr
The presidential library is waiving its normal $7 entry fee over the holiday weekend.

Didn't waving something get Bubba into trouble before?

30 posted on 11/27/2004 6:37:47 PM PST by Doctor Raoul ( ----- HERTZ: We're #1 ----- AVIS: We're #2 We Try Harder ----- CBS: We're #3 We LIE Harder)
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To: lavrenti
It was an amazing two years out of my life. My best friend's girlfriend banging on my window at 3AM to talk to me about him, with his little sisters in tow (eight and eleven). The druggies across the street, the Viet refugees next door (Tom, the middle son and I were good friends).

You should write about those times. Actually, you should read James Rogan's autobiography. Very poor, sad upbringing -- hideous neighborhoods, a housing project -- but he writes about it with an appropriate sense of humor.

Actually Bill came from a higher economic background. His stepdad was loaded.

And yet he never rose above being white trash.

31 posted on 11/27/2004 6:37:48 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: lavrenti

*Props*???


32 posted on 11/27/2004 6:38:12 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: Doctor Raoul

OK - FreeRepublic contest. Someone go to that place and get a picture holding a velvet Elvis against the wall.


33 posted on 11/27/2004 6:39:01 PM PST by RtWngr (Being tolerant of the intolerant is pretty stupid actually.)
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Folks, no matter what the Democrats do, the Bill Clinton Library is going to be a flop and failure. They can give out all the freee tickets they want, and still people will not come. I say let's wait a year, and then see what the attendance numbers are and where they come from. This spin palace is going nowhere fast. Clinton, his library and his legacy are going downhill into the toilet bowl, no matter what the Clintonistas proclaim!!!


34 posted on 11/27/2004 6:40:27 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: RightWingAtheist

Monica clones, looking for tonsil probes.


35 posted on 11/27/2004 6:46:37 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: RightWingAtheist

I understand he was rather small...not much to pack.


(shame on me!)


36 posted on 11/27/2004 6:47:51 PM PST by bannie (Jamma Nana!)
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To: nmh
Who'd want to waste $7.00 seeing ole Bill's LIEbrary?

Probably folks like Teddy who want to measure the volume on the blue dress. Bunch of perverts....

37 posted on 11/27/2004 6:49:16 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Slang for support. Picked it up from a shrink buddy of mine from the long-ago clubbin' days.

I wrote a lot about the trailer days. Nearly had a story published ten years ago regarding them.


38 posted on 11/27/2004 6:50:08 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: RtWngr
Freak shows and car wrecks. Sometimes they're just irresistable--in spite of your better senses.
39 posted on 11/27/2004 6:50:28 PM PST by bannie (Jamma Nana!)
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To: rodguy911
As Rush says the Clinton Library and massage parlor, he's got Bubbas number.

Rush has had Clinton's number for over 13 years.

40 posted on 11/27/2004 6:50:57 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: RtWngr

Is this the only way they can get visitors, let them in free?


41 posted on 11/27/2004 6:51:49 PM PST by ladyinred (Congratulations President Bush! Four more years!)
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To: socialismisinsidious

"they couldn't pay me enough!"

You mean you would pass up a free chance to visit the "adult reading room (children under 12 NOT admitted, those 13-18 admitted only with a parent)"?

Or miss the "sex toys" room, complete with a humidor that used to be in the Oval oriface?


42 posted on 11/27/2004 6:53:54 PM PST by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: socialismisinsidious
they couldn't pay me enough!

Me, either.

Not even if the blue dress was on display.

43 posted on 11/27/2004 6:54:19 PM PST by the Deejay
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To: bannie

Tried not to laugh. Couldn't hold it. Cleaning up mess now.


44 posted on 11/27/2004 7:00:15 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: ladyinred

It's not only free admission, but you get 10% off the next month's rent at most Little Rock area trailer parks.

Plus, you get a coupon you can redeem in the library gift shop for your choice of one Monica Cigar or the fun and challenging maze game-- "Who hired Craig Livingstone?"


45 posted on 11/27/2004 7:00:25 PM PST by San Jacinto (It's not much of a crime to whack a surly bartender...or a surly blue stater for that matter.)
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To: RtWngr
Visitors to the Clinton library are greeted at an oval reception area and sent on their way after a visit to a replica of the Oval Office.

I bet many people walking into the Oval Office replica are really wanting to see the bathroom.

46 posted on 11/27/2004 7:02:46 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: oceanview

The first F5 tornado comes along it'll be over on the east side with the rest of the Ozark trailer park trash.


47 posted on 11/27/2004 7:07:18 PM PST by Old Professer (The accidental trumps the purposeful in every endeavor attended by the incompetent.)
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To: sheik yerbouty
Guests are given a roll of quarters so as to view the peepshows..

However, there is a mandatory $24.99 charge to rent a HazMat suit prior entering the double-wide. This was instituted by Atlanta's CDC headquarters due to an oubreak of VD and other sexually transmitted diseases. The fee is being subsidized by local taxpayers.

48 posted on 11/27/2004 7:07:37 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: RtWngr
"Skip Rutherford, the president of the foundation that built the library, said more than 9,000 people showed up Friday -- far exceeding the 3,000 that had been expected."

Yes, we all know about setting up those easily achievable expections, Skipper.

Went searching for stats about other Presiditial library opening's attendence and ran across this piece by MSNBC.

My favorite part:

"On the other end of the attendance scale, the Jimmy Carter library in Atlanta has drawn an average of 72,295 visitors since 1999."

49 posted on 11/27/2004 7:09:01 PM PST by A Citizen Reporter (I'm beyond red.....I'm crimson! Thanks MoDo)
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To: Baynative

Hey! What happened to the '73 Pinto next to the double wide high rise?? Oh, they ran out of blocks!


50 posted on 11/27/2004 7:09:31 PM PST by roadrat (Nixon was not a crook.)
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