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Little Rock airport renamed in honor of Bill and Hillary Clinton (X42: "We are humbled")
Chicago Tribune ^ | March 20, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli

Posted on 03/20/2012 2:11:06 PM PDT by presidio9

At Little Rock National Airport, it's two for the price of one. No, we're not talking about airfares, but Clintons.

The Arkansas capital's Municipal Airport Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to rename the airport in honor of the former president and the current secretary of State, a rare twin billing for the state's former first couple.

The change won't be official until the Federal Aviation Administration signs off. Adams Field, the designation for the airport's aeronautical operations, will remain the same.

"Bill and Hillary Clinton not only devoted years of service to Arkansas, but have served the nation as a two-term President, and as First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State -- that’s a legacy of which all Arkansans can be proud," Jim Dailey, chairman of the airport commission, said in a statement. "The Clintons continue to have a major impact on our state and our local economy, and we believe renaming our airport in their honor is a fitting way to recognize their service and their position in Arkansas and our nation's history."

The commission noted in its decision the draw that Bill Clinton's presidential library in Little Rock has become, as well as the economic development it spurred in the city's downtown. The Clinton Library is the state's top attraction for out-of-state visitors.

The former president released a statement saying that he and his wife "are humbled" by the decision.

"We are grateful for this honor and for all that the people of Arkansas have done for us. And we look forward to many happy landings at the airport in the years ahead,"

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


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To: presidio9

What if they get divorced? Does only one of them get to keep the airport?

Things just shouldn’t be named after living persons. It’s creepy.


41 posted on 03/20/2012 2:54:56 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: presidio9
“...we are humbled...’

For perhaps the only time in their lives.

42 posted on 03/20/2012 2:56:05 PM PDT by RichInOC (An erect Bill Clinton has no conscience.)
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To: presidio9

Hill-Billy Airport


43 posted on 03/20/2012 2:58:36 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: FrankR

“and his face was beet red!” (Paula Jones)


44 posted on 03/20/2012 3:00:26 PM PDT by dainbramaged (No more RINOS, for cryin' out loud!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

LOL


45 posted on 03/20/2012 3:23:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: presidio9

“can you pick me up? I’ll be landing at put some ice on it international at10:30”


46 posted on 03/20/2012 3:25:10 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012)
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To: DoughtyOne

Great tagline!


47 posted on 03/20/2012 3:25:17 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now that's an Arkansas high-rise with a pool no less
48 posted on 03/20/2012 3:27:49 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: presidio9

Call the thing WHiC, like wick. Or BHC, like Bic. Flick it, Slick.


49 posted on 03/20/2012 3:28:42 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Ramius
Things just shouldn’t be named after living persons. It’s creepy.

The entire convention of naming things has become overly politicized, and therefore out of whack.

I am no fan of Bill Clinton, but I can understand why Little Rock would want to honor a governor who went on to become president. OTOH, what, exactly did HRC do for the state?

Meanwhile, here in NYC, we just renamed the Triboro bridge for for Robert Kennedy, a man who served three years as NY senator, one of which was spent exclusively campaigning for president. Senator Kennedy, who was not from NY, established residence in the state because his brother had already taken the available seat in Massachusettes. He had no significant personal accomplishments as NY senator. The bridge was named after him because he was assassinated in California, and because of his last name. There is no bridge in NYC named for Nathan Hale, who gave up his one life for his country near 66th St. on September 22, 1776. There is no bridge named for Teddy Roosevelt. Ed Koch deserves the Queensboro Bridge (no pun intended). Robert Kennedy is far down the list of deserving NYers.

50 posted on 03/20/2012 3:30:47 PM PDT by presidio9 (catholicscomehome.org)
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To: Yaelle

R O T F L

Good one...


51 posted on 03/20/2012 3:37:53 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Thanks.


52 posted on 03/20/2012 3:39:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: DoughtyOne

One of my wife’s former classmates should get credit, but there is only so much space in a tagline.


53 posted on 03/20/2012 3:47:27 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: presidio9

She should get credit for being the woman behind the throne, if you catch my drift. LOL


54 posted on 03/20/2012 3:50:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The coolest trailer park, evah!


55 posted on 03/20/2012 3:51:38 PM PDT by Buttlefry
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To: Ramius

If they get divorced she gets tossed and found and he gets the X-rated magazine rack.


56 posted on 03/20/2012 3:55:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: presidio9

Is this the same airport that Clinton’s buddy flew cocaine to for all those years he was governor?


57 posted on 03/20/2012 4:03:08 PM PDT by conservativeimage.com (Civil War II)
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To: DoughtyOne

“If they get divorced she gets tossed and found and he gets the X-rated magazine rack.”

He also gets the dress shop....


58 posted on 03/20/2012 4:08:40 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: presidio9

To be fair and balanced, it should have been named the “Huckabilly” airport.

Motto: “we got room for all kinds of baggage”.


59 posted on 03/20/2012 4:13:47 PM PDT by dforest
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To: presidio9

Hillbilly National Airport. I like it.


60 posted on 03/20/2012 4:26:53 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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