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The Clintons? Not in our back yard, says Bedford Hills
The Telegraph ^ | 7-19-10 | Melissa Whitworth

Posted on 07/19/2010 5:49:36 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

As the Clinton family closes in on a 20-acre residence near New York, the locals are less than happy, writes Melissa Whitworth.

The news that Bill and Hillary Clinton are moving to Bedford Hills in upstate New York has not exactly been received enthusiastically by the town's Wasp-y residents. Bedford is just an hour north of Manhattan: all rolling green hills, stone walls and 18th-century farmhouses, with the odd McMansion thrown in.

It's already home to celebrities including Glenn Close, George Soros, Ralph Lauren, Richard Gere (who owns a popular restaurant and Buddhist yoga studio there) and Martha Stewart – rumour has it that she doesn't let her horses out in the midday sun for fear of their coats bleaching, and thus failing to match the landscaping.

Yet open displays of wealth or influence are frowned upon. If you want to show off, you go next door to Greenwich, Connecticut, home of the hedge-fund billionaires where, entirely coincidentally, state taxes are much lower. There's even a mansion that's a replica of the White House, perfect for a former president.

The Clintons are popular figures in their current home town of Chappaqua. "They've been great, caring neighbours," said one resident, who had them over for barbecues and Superbowl parties. "I'd really be sad to see them go." But according to the feverish coverage in the press, they've got their eye on a property eight miles away called Clover Hill Farm, with 20 acres, a pool, koi pond and stables.

The Bedfordians are unhappy

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bedfordhills; clintons

1 posted on 07/19/2010 5:49:39 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There goes the neighborhood...


2 posted on 07/19/2010 5:51:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It is disgusting that a couple have never done anything even remotely productive can afford to live like that.


3 posted on 07/19/2010 5:52:01 AM PDT by all the best
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Hey Bedford hills!Lock up your daughters!.The clitoons are moving to town.There goes the neighborhood.Pure trailer trash.


4 posted on 07/19/2010 5:53:27 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: imahawk

I am offended by the term “Waspy”...it is racist. (sarcasm)


5 posted on 07/19/2010 5:57:02 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: afraidfortherepublic
"It's already home to celebrities including Glenn Close, George Soros, Ralph Lauren, Richard Gere (who owns a popular restaurant and Buddhist yoga studio there) and Martha Stewart"

Sound like a great place for a plague to visit! ;-)

6 posted on 07/19/2010 5:57:07 AM PDT by red tie
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Does Chelsea get to keep the old place?


7 posted on 07/19/2010 5:57:16 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: all the best

It is disgusting that a couple have never done anything even remotely productive can afford to live like that....................................... They are the classic example of how one must perfect the art of BS to achieve greatness.


8 posted on 07/19/2010 5:57:39 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (As Americans we must think We the People, not we the Party.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Yer darn right. As a WASP myself, I take great offense.


9 posted on 07/19/2010 6:01:35 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This is a great yuck yuck ha ha.


10 posted on 07/19/2010 6:01:57 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Bringbackthedraft

“They are the classic example of how one must perfect the art of BS to achieve greatness.”

Bullshit reigns. If it weren’t for BS this country wouldn’t be so deep in it.


11 posted on 07/19/2010 6:02:45 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Liberalism draws criminals as excrement draws flies. Liberals are only good for bait.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

People always publicly say they don’t want some famous moving in next to them, but in reality they’re giddy about it because it gives them something to brag about.


12 posted on 07/19/2010 6:03:22 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs

Just think of the extra protection they will have and the press.


13 posted on 07/19/2010 6:05:32 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Past Your Eyes

Ha! You don’t fool me. WASPs are thrilled when their tribe is still mentioned at all, so quickly have they been eclipsed—and so proud they are for having held to their frayed principles while being eclipsed.


14 posted on 07/19/2010 6:07:48 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: crosshairs

You are wrong about that. We have property near DC that is zoned 5 acre tracts or more. Never would the majority of those folks want any celebrity out there because of privacy. For sure no Clintons!


15 posted on 07/19/2010 6:11:49 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: all the best

Their best friend Soros lives there...why not them? They just want to be close to their chief financier.


16 posted on 07/19/2010 6:20:37 AM PDT by Jane Long (America, while you were sleeping the Socialists took over.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
There goes the neighborhood...


17 posted on 07/19/2010 6:24:19 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (No matter who you think you are, God retains His pardon and veto powers.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

No one wants trailer trash grifters in their midst.


18 posted on 07/19/2010 6:27:41 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: all the best
It is disgusting that a couple have never done anything even remotely productive can afford to live like that.

I would put up with thousands like them, if luxury and comfort made them stop interfering with the rest of us.
19 posted on 07/19/2010 6:39:34 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: all the best

All Presidents are the same. I don’t know any President who worked a real job before becoming President. Since Kennedy, Presidents have been spoiled kids whose parents or grandparents raised the money or lived off the government. Reagan was an Actor but that is not exactly normal work. President Bush owned a baseball team but if not for his father never could have done that. Yes all Presidents really have not worked hard in their lives. One thing for the Clintons at least is that they were not given anything. They started off with absolutely NOTHING but ten years later they were on the government dole forever.


20 posted on 07/19/2010 7:06:48 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Funny...but haven’t these Clinton people been civil servants all their lives?? How can they afford this? And where do I find one of those million dollar a year state/federal government jobs?

Guess I should hold my breath on the financial investigation...


21 posted on 07/19/2010 7:22:51 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: red tie

Bedford Hills seems to becoming the mother of all gated communities. The statist, leftists rich are building their private enclave and we peasants who are allowed to serve and work for them should be so pleased we will kneel and bow our heads when our masters pass by.


22 posted on 07/19/2010 7:31:35 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: Past Your Eyes

Yes, we are a vanishing breed.

Last time I checked, George Soros, Ralph Lauren, Richard Gere, and Martha Stewart, are definitely not WASPS. Just rich and Leftist.


23 posted on 07/19/2010 7:37:46 AM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: napscoordinator

Yeah, you’re right. I have to grudgingly admit that at least the Clinton are self-made parasites. And they are champs at it. Two points in their favor!!


24 posted on 07/19/2010 7:39:10 AM PDT by all the best
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This cute 7,000 sqft house is only going for 1.9Million - a steal/s
http://www.trulia.com/property/1072497335-525-Harris-Rd-Bedford-Hills-NY-10507


25 posted on 07/19/2010 7:46:59 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: rockinqsranch

As my pappy always said, “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.” Words to live by my friend.


26 posted on 07/19/2010 7:47:46 AM PDT by CBF ('Behind every blade of grass.')
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To: libertarian27

Oops - sorry, missed a zero - 10.9 million - still a bargain/s


27 posted on 07/19/2010 7:47:46 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Blue Turtle

When we are bothered ... all it does is encourage them. That is exactly what they want attention; and being allowed to create distraction, from the real issues currently happening. MO

God help us in our day, in Jesus name, amen.


28 posted on 07/19/2010 7:58:54 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The neighborhood must have a ban on sexual predators.


29 posted on 07/19/2010 8:04:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: WKUHilltopper
"Funny...but haven’t these Clinton people been civil servants all their lives?? How can they afford this? And where do I find one of those million dollar a year state/federal government jobs?

Guess I should hold my breath on the financial investigation..."

Bill is in great demand to talk....and talk....talk. His speeches don't come cheap and since leaving office he has amassed a large, at least upper double digit millions if not more, fortune.

30 posted on 07/19/2010 4:29:51 PM PDT by Mila
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To: CBF

My Dad used to say the same thing. He was also fond of telling people to “go scratch your a$$.” Could you be a long lost sibling?


31 posted on 07/19/2010 8:09:25 PM PDT by Enough_Deceit (Proud Mama of a US Marine and a US Soldier Bitterly Hanging On to Her Guns and Religion. Ooorahh!)
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To: a fool in paradise

They will have to add another marker on the Bedford Hills sex predator map in honor of the Bent One.


32 posted on 07/19/2010 8:14:14 PM PDT by Enough_Deceit (Proud Mama of a US Marine and a US Soldier Bitterly Hanging On to Her Guns and Religion. Ooorahh!)
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To: napscoordinator

RE: Reagan.

Lifeguard, radio, and President of the SAG. And not a silver spoon entitled to be king attitude.


33 posted on 07/19/2010 8:18:20 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Enough_Deceit
Could you be a long lost sibling? Ideologically, I think you might be on to something. My Dad always said, "You can't tell your a$$ from a hole in the ground." Of course he usually reserved that one for when I drove the tractor into the bailer and would push it through the back wall of the shop or something.
34 posted on 07/20/2010 2:53:19 AM PDT by CBF ('Behind every blade of grass.')
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To: CBF

LOL! I miss my Dad, a$$ scratching and all.


35 posted on 07/20/2010 1:45:57 PM PDT by Enough_Deceit (Proud Mama of a US Marine and a US Soldier Bitterly Hanging On to Her Guns and Religion. Ooorahh!)
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