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(Bill) Clinton speaks at graduation of Calif. 8th graders
AP ^ | 6/13/2008

Posted on 06/14/2008 6:45:24 PM PDT by markomalley

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — There was far less pomp in these circumstances, but Bill Clinton did give a Southern California commencement speech this week.

A lingering labor dispute at UCLA kept the former president from giving a planned talk to thousands of graduates there Friday, but he spoke to all 26 eighth-grade graduates of Riviera Hall Lutheran School in Torrance on Thursday.

Clinton's nephew Tyler, son of his brother Roger, is a student at the school.

Clinton spoke for about 10 minutes in the school's chapel about the value of education and public service, making no mention of politics at the ceremony, which was closed to the media.

"It was great," said Geoff Guerrero, whose niece was a graduate. "It was like you were sitting in his living room, and he was talking to each of us individually."

Clinton's office said Tuesday he would not appear at UCLA because of a long-running rift between the University of California and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The school said the decision to cancel the speech was mutual.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: California
KEYWORDS: commencements; impeachedx42; ucla; x42
I wonder how much of an honorarium he was able to collect?
1 posted on 06/14/2008 6:45:24 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

You read my mind!


2 posted on 06/14/2008 6:50:46 PM PDT by Notasoccermom
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To: markomalley

...hope the kids washed their hands


3 posted on 06/14/2008 6:51:16 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

If only they could wash their minds as well.....


4 posted on 06/14/2008 6:51:49 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: markomalley

fortheluvofPETE keep this guy away from kids.


5 posted on 06/14/2008 6:52:06 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Obama's a front man. Who's behind him?)
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To: markomalley

“It was like you were sitting in his living room, and he was talking to each of us individually” said one young girl’s gazoobs.


6 posted on 06/14/2008 6:57:32 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: markomalley
money hell... he was prolly trolling
7 posted on 06/14/2008 7:05:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©® - CTHULHU/SHOGGOTH '08 = Nothing LESS!!!)
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To: markomalley

I wonder if he talked about lessons in life, like don’t use cocaine like Roger and me.


8 posted on 06/14/2008 7:14:07 PM PDT by doug from upland (8 million views of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: markomalley

Where did Hillary Go?????......


9 posted on 06/14/2008 7:14:56 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran)
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To: the invisib1e hand
You know the old Horn Dog was checking out the future interns.
10 posted on 06/14/2008 7:34:51 PM PDT by WesternPacific (I am tired of voting for the lesser of two evils!)
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To: markomalley
Clinton's nephew Tyler, son of his brother Roger, is a student at the school.

Wasn't he in the middle of some scandals or am I thinking of Jimmy Carter's brother?

11 posted on 06/14/2008 7:38:40 PM PDT by John123 (Obama said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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To: John123

I thought Roger wasn’t paying his child support.


12 posted on 06/14/2008 8:09:14 PM PDT by Hildy
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I FIGURED IT OUT! I bet he didn’t take an honorarium..but I’ll bet my life savings his nephew now gets to go there for free....am I correct, or am I correct?


13 posted on 06/14/2008 8:10:17 PM PDT by Hildy
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I FIGURED IT OUT! I bet he didn’t take an honorarium..but I’ll bet my life savings his nephew now gets to go there for free....am I correct, or am I correct?


14 posted on 06/14/2008 8:10:17 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy

I wonder if cigars were involved...


15 posted on 06/14/2008 8:17:35 PM PDT by RavenATB
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To: Notasoccermom

He just asked for their lunch money.


16 posted on 06/14/2008 8:21:12 PM PDT by maro
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To: markomalley
I wonder how much of an honorarium he was able to collect?

Well, remembering back how he took money from those bake sales from kids to apply to the debt, I imagine he might have gotten his hands on their lunch money.

17 posted on 06/14/2008 8:32:04 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: markomalley

An audience more suitable to his emotional development.


18 posted on 06/14/2008 8:33:29 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: maro
He just asked for their lunch money.

Wow. We were thinking right along the same lines.

19 posted on 06/14/2008 8:33:40 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: markomalley
"...(Bill) Clinton speaks at graduation of Calif. 8th graders...

Oh, how the mighty have fallen, reduced to babbling socialist drivel to adolescents who were mere toddlers when he was in his glory.

What's your legacy, now Bill??

His irrelevance increases daily. I love it!!!!
20 posted on 06/14/2008 8:38:22 PM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!!!)
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To: WesternPacific

“You know the old Horn Dog was checking out the future interns.”

Future? Most men with his past would have to notify the sheriff when they enter the jurisdiction and couldn’t legally come within 1,000 feet of a school.


21 posted on 06/14/2008 9:01:08 PM PDT by Spok (Liberty lives only in proportion to wholesome restraint.)
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To: markomalley

How the mighty has fallen!!! 26 8th GRADERS??? HAHAHAHAHA


22 posted on 06/14/2008 9:07:18 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: John123
Wasn't he in the middle of some scandals or am I thinking of Jimmy Carter's brother?

Both!

23 posted on 06/14/2008 9:16:23 PM PDT by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Doogle
...hope the kids washed their hands

And counted their fingers after they shook hands.
24 posted on 06/14/2008 9:18:16 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: markomalley

I thought their were laws to keep perverts away from children.


25 posted on 06/14/2008 9:19:11 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: maro
He just asked for their lunch money.

Au contraire, little Billy is a good liberal. Liberals don't ask for anything, they simply take it and try to make their marks feel guilty that they didn't "give enough".

26 posted on 06/14/2008 9:40:13 PM PDT by mort56
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To: markomalley

27 posted on 06/14/2008 10:12:02 PM PDT by South40
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