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Clinton Library's universal appeal seen in its 365,000 visitors (almost every Bubba voter)
Newsday.com ^ | 7/15/05 | DAVID HAMMER

Posted on 07/16/2005 8:35:15 PM PDT by Libloather

Clinton Library's universal appeal seen in its 365,000 visitors
By DAVID HAMMER
Associated Press Writer
July 15, 2005, 7:07 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK -- The everyman appeal that Bill Clinton peddled in his political campaigns lives on at his presidential library. Among the more than 365,000 visitors who have passed through the library since November, no single demographic stands out.

"I just think he is the only president I'll ever see who will really understand me as a person, and that's why I wanted to see more," said Ava Carter, 48, a black Democrat traveling with James D. Stearns, 55, a white Republican.

**SNIP**

The more popular features of Clinton's library are his gifts from foreign dignitaries, a replica of the Oval Office, touch-screen links to key policies and a continually rolling videotape of his more light-hearted moments.

**SNIP**

Carter, who described herself and Stearns as "the Mary Matalin and James Carville of our apartment complex" in Dallas, said her trip to the Clinton Library was months in the making.

"I'd never even been to Arkansas, but last year we planned to go to Clinton's birth home in Hope, up to Hot Springs (where Clinton grew up) and here," Carter said. "James said, 'Sure, let's go."'

**SNIP**

"Of the 41 million vehicles that pass by this stretch of interstate a year, 4 to 5 million are first-time passersby; that's a big plus when the newness wears off," Rutherford said.

Rutherford says the continuing popularity of Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., should sustain the library's buzz longer than the others. Yesawich says it would be a mistake to count on that because other ex-presidents have been in the public eye without adding to their museums' attendance figures.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: 000; 365; almost; appeal; bubba; clinton; clintonlibrary; every; hillary; impeached; library; propaganda; universal; visitors; voter
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The everyman appeal...

That must mean the everyman (and their 'kin') has a Moanica. I'm good. How about everyone else?

1 posted on 07/16/2005 8:35:16 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Is the infamous cigar and blue dress on display? That explains the visitors.


2 posted on 07/16/2005 8:39:37 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: Libloather
Here's all one ever needs to Know about Bill Clinton Boy President


3 posted on 07/16/2005 8:40:01 PM PDT by al baby (Father of the Beeber)
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To: Libloather

The library should have been built in a shape of phallic symbol.


4 posted on 07/16/2005 8:40:09 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: Libloather

5 posted on 07/16/2005 8:40:50 PM PDT by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: Libloather

Clinton's the bomb, bump! :)


6 posted on 07/16/2005 8:41:32 PM PDT by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Libloather

"I just think he is the only president I'll ever see who will really understand me as a person, and that's why I wanted to see more," said Ava Carter, 48, a black Democrat ...



God save the American Black people from pure ignorance and naivety. Clinton never gave a damn about ANYONE BUT HIMSELF -- a pure perverted narcissist.


7 posted on 07/16/2005 8:41:48 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Libloather

Every day, in every way, I see more and more morons!!!


8 posted on 07/16/2005 8:42:09 PM PDT by ditto h
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To: al baby

The instant crying bump! :)


9 posted on 07/16/2005 8:42:35 PM PDT by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Libloather

Does the gift shop sell condoms and cigars?


10 posted on 07/16/2005 8:42:56 PM PDT by billnaz (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?)
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To: Libloather
"I just think he is the only president I'll ever see who will really understand me as a person, and that's why I wanted to see more," said Ava Carter, 48, a black Democrat traveling with James D. Stearns, 55, a white Republican.

This paragraph souds like Jayson Blair-style fiction. Just too cute to be true.

11 posted on 07/16/2005 8:43:27 PM PDT by montag813
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To: EagleUSA

And the democratic party doesn't care about Black people, except as a sure vote. That appears to be changing, slowly.


12 posted on 07/16/2005 8:45:19 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: Libloather
continually rolling videotape of his more light-hearted moments.

"Hey Paula...kiss it"

"Juanita, no one will believe you over the Attorney General. You'd best keep your mouth shut"

"Go f**k yourself, Bob" (Kerrey)

Those light moments?

13 posted on 07/16/2005 8:45:50 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Theresawithanh

And the democratic party doesn't care about Black people, except as a sure vote.
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Absolutely.


14 posted on 07/16/2005 8:46:34 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Libloather
"I just think he is the only president I'll ever see who will really understand me as a person, and that's why I wanted to see more," said Ava Carter, 48, a black Democrat traveling with James D. Stearns, 55, a white Republican.

Ahh...Unity. How sweet it is! :)

15 posted on 07/16/2005 8:47:27 PM PDT by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Theresawithanh; EagleUSA
And the democratic party doesn't care about Black people, except as a sure vote. That appears to be changing, slowly.

This sounds like someone doesn't have an open mind. Could it be true? :)

16 posted on 07/16/2005 8:48:30 PM PDT by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: billnaz
Does the gift shop sell condoms and cigars?

You want to use them at the same time?

17 posted on 07/16/2005 8:51:46 PM PDT by Libloather (I trust Hillary as far as I can throw her...)
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To: writer33

Oops, musta accidentally erased the second half of the post, I meant to say changing, slowly, and that more Blacks are realizing that the Republican party was where they belonged.


18 posted on 07/16/2005 8:52:00 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: EagleUSA
I have never been to any Presidential library. But I would like to go to this one. Honest. If for no other reason just to disgrace it.

Lets see, I take the motor home there. I park in the lot overnight, if they will let me. In the morning this 65 YO man get out with a blue dress on. Partially through, I pull out my unlit cigar. Near the end of the tour I start protesting loudly and get thrown out.

Hey, its a plan.

19 posted on 07/16/2005 8:52:02 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Why Do Fools Fall In Love?)
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To: Theresawithanh

You didn't erase it. I was just being a smart-aleck. :)


20 posted on 07/16/2005 8:53:14 PM PDT by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: writer33
Ahh...Unity. How sweet it is!

That can still be accomplished without human contact - no?

21 posted on 07/16/2005 8:56:49 PM PDT by Libloather (I trust Hillary as far as I can throw her...)
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To: Libloather

I wonder if they fudged the number of visitors like they did the economic #'s for 8 years?


22 posted on 07/16/2005 8:56:55 PM PDT by digger48
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To: writer33

23 posted on 07/16/2005 8:59:05 PM PDT by al baby (Father of the Beeber)
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To: Libloather
"I just think he is the only president I'll ever see who will really understand me as a person,

It's sad that the Blacks will never understand that he is a 'flim-flam' man!

24 posted on 07/16/2005 9:00:28 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: AGreatPer

I have never been to any Presidential library.
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I have been to one -- Ronald Reagan's...and it was a moving experience, especially knowing what we do about him and his accomplishments.

The Clinton Library is a monument to a dark, evil period in the history of this country.


25 posted on 07/16/2005 9:03:24 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: writer33
Interesting these visitor figures are roughly on par with those at the Reagan Library.

Consider also the Reagan's library is located on an isolated hillside near a congested freeway on the west coast whereas Clinton is near the center of the country by interstate highways which are easy access almost anytime.

And if Clinton drew more visitors what would it prove? Porno theatres get better attendance than symphony orchestras. The movie Deep Throat was less expensive to produce and grossed more than War and Peace. And if I were to have live sex in Times Square, I'd get far more attention than I'm doing raising a family and paying taxes.

26 posted on 07/16/2005 9:07:01 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: Libloather
The local news last week reported there were 20,000 visitors a week to that UGLY THING. I think it is a lie. I have never seen anyone there any of the times I have passed that UGLY THING and that's been several times a month.

Just remember it's a Clinton LIEbrary and the CLINTONS always lie about everything. Don't believe everything you read especially from Newsday when it comes to the Clintons. They lie.

27 posted on 07/16/2005 9:07:34 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Libloather
That can still be accomplished without human contact - no?

One would think. You're just taking the fun out of things. :)

28 posted on 07/16/2005 9:11:44 PM PDT by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: al baby

Nice graphic. Thanks for the post, ab.


29 posted on 07/16/2005 9:12:19 PM PDT by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: kcvl; MurryMom; writer33; Liz; Howlin; ALOHA RONNIE
The local news last week reported there were 20,000 visitors a week...

Sounds like a lie. Go figure...

30 posted on 07/16/2005 9:13:05 PM PDT by Libloather (I trust Hillary as far as I can throw her...)
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To: Libloather

No, I would never try to imitate Slick Willie.


31 posted on 07/16/2005 9:13:55 PM PDT by billnaz (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?)
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To: Vigilanteman
Consider also the Reagan's library is located on an isolated hillside near a congested freeway on the west coast whereas Clinton is near the center of the country by interstate highways which are easy access almost anytime.

And if Clinton drew more visitors what would it prove? Porno theatres get better attendance than symphony orchestras. The movie Deep Throat was less expensive to produce and grossed more than War and Peace. And if I were to have live sex in Times Square, I'd get far more attention than I'm doing raising a family and paying taxes.

Yes...and I was being sarcastic. Those are good points. You're allright V. No matter what they say about you. :) More sarcasm.

32 posted on 07/16/2005 9:14:47 PM PDT by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Libloather

Newsweek would never lie, L. How dare you insinuate such an accusation? Do you have proof? :)


33 posted on 07/16/2005 9:15:54 PM PDT by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Libloather

David Hammer, AP - Clinton apologist



The Associated Press Caught on a Falsified Anti-Bush Story

Instapundit nails the Associated Press on a false report that Republicans booed when President Bush wished Bill Clinton speedy recovery from his heart operation.

First, he gives clear evidence that the report was false.

Then he reports on the AP’s attempts to cover its tracks, revising the story without noting it was a correction and “pulling the byline” of the reporter who filed the false report


WEST ALLIS, Wis. - President Bush (news - web sites) on Friday wished Bill Clinton (news - web sites) “best wishes for a swift and speedy recovery.” “He’s is in our thoughts and prayers,” Bush said at a campaign rally. Bush’s audience of thousands in West Allis, Wis., booed. Bush did nothing to stop them. Bush offered his wishes while campaigning one day after accepting the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in New York. Clinton was hospitalized in New York after complaining of mild chest pain and shortness of breath. Bush recently praised Clinton when the former president went to the White House for the unveiling of his official portrait. He lauded Clinton for his knowledge, compassion and “the forward- looking spirit that Americans like in a president.”

Baolded are the two sentences because if you read the AP’s update, it disappeared without any explanation. Unfortunately, it was too late to keep the original report to show up in the print media, meaning if you read the newspapers, you’re going to see the original and false story. Fortunately, Drudge carries the audio from the event proving that the story is completely false.

So what’s going on here? Was Hays in Wisconsin reporting, or in New York? What role did Ron Fournier, Frank Eltman, David Hammer, and Marc Humbert have in this story? There are five reporters on the hook for this misreporting, surely one of them will want to clear their name.

******


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34 posted on 07/16/2005 9:16:12 PM PDT by kcvl
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Maybe some retired Arkansas Freepers could for a week set up shop outside and count the number of visitors that enter that hallowed hall of debauchery.

They could have a double wide mobile home put on the parking lot to use as their base of operations. Be sure to put it on stilts, so as to blend in with the liebary.

35 posted on 07/16/2005 9:20:46 PM PDT by AxelPaulsen (One Iraqi Purple Finger Took More Courage Than Three Hanoi John Purple Hearts.)
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To: Libloather
The local news last week reported there were 20,000 visitors a week...

Opened November 19.

8 months times 4 weeks is 32 weeks X 20,000 a week equals 640,000..............whoops........some people are M I S S I N G...........LOL.

36 posted on 07/16/2005 9:21:23 PM PDT by Howlin (Is Valerie Plame a mute?)
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To: Libloather
I wonder if SHE'LL say "Sure, Let's go" if he wans to see the Bush Library! Doubt it.

These libs will always be on the Democrat Plantation....sad....very sad.

37 posted on 07/16/2005 9:22:01 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Libloather
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38 posted on 07/16/2005 9:22:59 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Its only funny till someone gets hurt, Then its HILARIOUS.)
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To: lilylangtree
Is the infamous cigar and blue dress on display? That explains the visitors.

I am not a bubba voter, but would still visit bubba's library if they show me blue dress overthere... he he

39 posted on 07/16/2005 9:26:15 PM PDT by Anticommie
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To: Howlin; MurryMom; Liz; writer33
8 months times 4 weeks is 32 weeks X 20,000 a week equals 640,000....whoops....

Crap. The math gets me every time...

40 posted on 07/16/2005 9:26:28 PM PDT by Libloather (I trust Hillary as far as I can throw her...)
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To: Zacs Mom

She greets visitors who walk through double-wide rooms with plush shag carpets, lined with a superb collection of black-velvet portraits of the Great Stainmaker and his legion of paramours, interns, and lackeys. On the way to the outhouse, one can see Lord Hee-Haw's fully restored El Camino!


41 posted on 07/16/2005 9:27:31 PM PDT by Bogolyubski
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To: Libloather

Did you notice how long it took me to reply? (I hate to find the calculator on Windows XP......LOL)


42 posted on 07/16/2005 9:28:04 PM PDT by Howlin (Is Valerie Plame a mute?)
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To: writer33

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43 posted on 07/16/2005 9:28:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Libloather

What a joke. I live here in Little Rock and I have to admit the first year attendance figures are more than I would have thought.
I will have to question whether 41 million vehicles pass by that Library on I-30 every year. Sounds like way too many.
I do feel after the first year things will cool down very quickly.


44 posted on 07/16/2005 9:31:02 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Libloather

Sheesh. One little slip up and you never let 'em forget it, L. :)


45 posted on 07/16/2005 9:32:48 PM PDT by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: kcvl

One little slip up, kcvl and you never let 'em forget it. How do you live with yourself? :) Hehe!


46 posted on 07/16/2005 9:34:57 PM PDT by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Howlin
Did you notice how long it took me to reply?

Oh, HECK yes. If I mention that I'm runnin' '98, will you still hate me in the morning?

47 posted on 07/16/2005 9:35:38 PM PDT by Libloather (I trust Hillary as far as I can throw her...)
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To: Libloather

No, because the calculator is easier to find on '98!


48 posted on 07/16/2005 9:37:47 PM PDT by Howlin (Is Valerie Plame a mute?)
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To: GSlob
The library should have been built in a shape of phallic symbol.

It's so ugly already that I'd never let it on my property. Besides, it's probably riddled with so many diseases that we'd have to call the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA.

49 posted on 07/16/2005 9:41:59 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Libloather
"Of the 41 million vehicles that pass by this stretch of interstate a year, 4 to 5 million are first-time passersby; that's a big plus when the newness wears off," Rutherford said.

And only 365,000 People have bothered to visit the Liebury. Bwwwwwaaahahahahaha

50 posted on 07/16/2005 9:45:55 PM PDT by Go Gordon
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