Skip to comments.Little Rock Airport to be renamed for Bill and Hillary Clinton
Posted on 03/17/2012 8:43:27 AM PDT by DCBryan1
The Little Rock Airport Commission has scheduled a discussion at its meeting Tuesday to rename the airport the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
The idea has kicked around for years, with varying amounts of cheering and jeering. Hillary Clinton served for a time as legal counsel to the airport.
I'm guessing the votes are in hand now to honor Arkansas's native son president and his wife, the secretary of state.
It's better than a guess. Our FOI request early today produced 1) renderings of various proposed sign treatments including the one above; 2) the resolution the commission has up for a vote, and 3) e-mail about planned publicity from the Markham Group, which handles PR for the airport, including a memo on talking points on the name change. Interesting to see the spin machine at work, including a lineup of notables to speak in favor of the name change. Public notice was not part of the fait accompli PR plan, though notice of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, naturally, was. The Markham Group, you'll remember, did the unaccounted-for work on the Chamber's shadow campaign to get a $500 million city sales tax adopted. I should say the PR plan did call for leaks to "key media." That didn't include us, except by happenstance.
Note that all this is just a proposal at this point, particularly design elements. Airport Director Ron Mathieu said in an e-mail to commissioners earlier this month:
Attached please find the proposed designs for the new entrance icon. I think the one that has the blue "potential water feature or light feature" is the best, but that is just my opinion.
I would suggest that we all keep these concepts under wraps until both the Clinton Foundation
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This is great. I want to open one of those stands that sells Italian Gelato.. call it “Better Put Some Ice on That”...
Bubbafucco Air !
Crash like the Economy on the Clintonista’s airplane patch.
Fly the Hildebeast East !
Free Lewinsky’s if ya get bumped from a flight !
Just like flying on a magic carpet...cept with stains.
They should name the one at Mena for them.
There is the George Bush Intercontinental Airport...why.
Right next to the Clinton Library and Massage Parlor..
Um, didn't he say something about he'd like to get together with a mummy?
Heck, with the Clintons, it's best not to leave ANYTHING around that's unattended.
As the saying goes, "They'd steal a hot stove, and come back for the smoke."
Will there be a Ron Brown terminal?
Just off the Wilbur Mills Freeway.
“I would not name anything after Clinton.”
I thought the $890K sexual harassment lawsuit settlement would have prevented this; he pulled his penis out on Paula Jones.
You’re right. Mena would be the most appropriate. Perhaps the GOP House would have the courage to do something like that.
First thing I thought of. Well played Joe.
‘Ho Chaser/Carpet Muncher Municipal Airport
Thats the first thought that came to mind, bought the movie years ago.
Wherever there is a cockpit, there is Bill.
I guess the planes that land at this airport will have not only a black box on them, but also Hillary’s lock box.
Don't say it,
Kenya International would be pretty confusing, even in Chicago.
People in AR will do anything to get Bill and Hillary to come back for a visit. I don’t think they come to Little Rock that often any more. They’ve outgrown the Arkansans. This will please the Arkansans as much as any Razorback victory.
There is no joy in Mudville or courage in D.C.
People in AR though are still Hillary’s prime enablers.