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Gore Busted with White House Statue
NewsMax.com ^ | 6/13/02 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 06/12/2002 10:12:54 PM PDT by kattracks

Along with cataloguing over $20,000 worth of damage to the White House by departing Clinton staffers, Tuesday's General Accounting Office report also busted former Vice President Al Gore for making off with a White House sculpture that he kept for six months.

A bust of Abraham Lincoln, which had been on display in the White House, mysteriously vanished with the Clinton-Gore gang.

But according to the GAO report, the artwork hadn't gone missing at all - but instead had found a new home with Al and Tipper in Tennessee.

An ex-Gore staffer told the GAO that other Gore aides had "inadvertently packed" the Lincoln bust and shipped it off to the Gore homestead, reported the New York Post.

The former second couple managed to hang onto the statue till July 11, 2001, which, of course, was also inadvertent.

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1 posted on 06/12/2002 10:12:54 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Sounds like we are being set-up!
2 posted on 06/12/2002 10:14:48 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny
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To: kattracks
Is this why he tried to grow a beard?
3 posted on 06/12/2002 10:15:57 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: kattracks
In The People of the Lie, M. Scott Peck, listing the various traits of the truly evil, says, "They are astonishingly greedy."
4 posted on 06/12/2002 10:16:00 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: kattracks
Goodness I hope he runs again. All kinds of jokes about sticky fingers and wanting a second chance at looting the WH.
5 posted on 06/12/2002 10:16:34 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: kattracks
Mrs. Fierro & I just finished watching Blackhawk Down.

When I compare the gritty heroism displayed by those troops against the petty cowardice of Al Bore, I want to puke.

6 posted on 06/12/2002 10:16:59 PM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: kattracks
There is only one thing left to do:


7 posted on 06/12/2002 10:17:56 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: kattracks
He probably thought it was a bust of a Star Trek character.


8 posted on 06/12/2002 10:21:06 PM PDT by Brett66
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To: kattracks
The former second couple managed to hang onto the statue till July 11, 2001, which, of course, was also inadvertent.

Uh huh. See how you are, algore. /sarcasm.

9 posted on 06/12/2002 10:23:23 PM PDT by kstewskis
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To: kattracks
Well hey, anyone can make a mistake! I am sure the Gore's didn't realize that a bust of Abe wasn't theirs! I can see anyone making a mistake like that can't you?
Sometimes when I pass a Mercedes sports car, I think, "Hey, that's my car man!"
Who could blame me if I picked the lock and drove it home and put it in my garage for say, 6 months or so?
Afterall, I thought it was mine didn't I?
10 posted on 06/12/2002 10:25:41 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: kattracks
Gore was probably trying to use the bust as model for his new look for the 2004 Presidential bid, more beard, less moustache.
11 posted on 06/12/2002 10:26:07 PM PDT by rebelsoldier
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To: Registered; Slyfox
From Slyfox's #7 - There is only one thing left to do:

Paging Registered! : )

12 posted on 06/12/2002 10:32:21 PM PDT by American Preservative
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To: kattracks
Give the guy a break! He probably still had the bust because he was trying to puzzle out who it was!
13 posted on 06/12/2002 10:37:19 PM PDT by Dajjal
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To: Fred Mertz
Is this why he tried to grow a beard?

His mentor for the 2000 election. Probably exlplains his "statuesque" personna.

14 posted on 06/12/2002 10:38:45 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Lincoln was lean. Gore reminds me more of Taft or Cleveland.
15 posted on 06/12/2002 10:41:36 PM PDT by crystalk
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To: kattracks
The New York Post reported President Clinton inadvertantly packed two busts of FDR and JFK that belong to the Smithsonian and were on loan to the oval office.

An alert White House usher helped unpack them and send them back to the Smithsonian.

16 posted on 06/12/2002 10:41:47 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham;2Trievers
You people are all wet...Don't you know Al Gore INVENTED the Roman BUST??? Do I have to spell out EVERYTHING???
17 posted on 06/12/2002 10:42:40 PM PDT by sleavelessinseattle
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To: kattracks

18 posted on 06/12/2002 10:43:09 PM PDT by Nick Danger
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To: kattracks
Since he didn't know who the busts were in Monticello in '93, after 8 years he obviously gained enough knowledge so that he thought this particular bust was of himself and decided it was okay to take it with him.
19 posted on 06/12/2002 10:44:29 PM PDT by E=MC<sup>2</sup>
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To: kattracks
"An ex-Gore staffer told the GAO that other Gore aides had "inadvertently packed" the Lincoln bust and shipped it off to the Gore homestead, reported the New York Post."

Just like Bill and Hillary inadvertently wound up with 900 FBI files. These people have no shame much less honesty.

20 posted on 06/12/2002 10:45:56 PM PDT by blackbart.223
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To: kattracks
"Inadvertently"! Yeah, like OJ "inadvertently" cut a couple of people's heads off.
21 posted on 06/12/2002 10:56:01 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Dajjal
"He probably still had the bust because he was trying to puzzle out who it was!"

LOL! Or probably he didn't REALIZE that it was anybody famous. What a buffoon.

22 posted on 06/12/2002 10:57:21 PM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: Nick Danger
ROTFL!
23 posted on 06/12/2002 10:58:38 PM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: Nick Danger

If you have WinZip and Adobe Acrobat, READ THE OFFICIAL 1.06MB "TRASHING OF THE WHITE HOUSE" REPORT HERE

24 posted on 06/12/2002 11:02:45 PM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: Nick Danger; psyops; Colorado Tanker; Libertina; pissed off janitor; happygrl;Dennisw;sjackson...
OMG!!!

Just when I thought it was over, THEY PULL ME BACK IN!!! AACHACHAAA

You gotta see this!!!!

25 posted on 06/12/2002 11:06:35 PM PDT by sleavelessinseattle
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To: kattracks
There is a video of Gore and Clinton touring a building with busts of various Founding Fathers on pedestals. When Gore asked the curator who the busts were of, the curator said, "This one is Benjamin Franklin, this one is George Washington..."

-PJ

26 posted on 06/12/2002 11:06:59 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too
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To: ladyinred
Al probably didn't recognize the statue of Lincoln, he just thought it was a cool statue. Do you remember that incident at Monticello, where he didn't know who the busts were of, and they were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, etc???
27 posted on 06/12/2002 11:30:26 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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28 posted on 06/12/2002 11:56:52 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Nick Danger
Did this fall off of a penny?
29 posted on 06/13/2002 12:20:27 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: kattracks
Gore Busted with White House Statue

How about:

Gore Kneecaps Busted with White House Statue.

A guy can dream, can't he?
30 posted on 06/13/2002 12:32:31 AM PDT by GhengisCoque
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To: kattracks
You mean he's a liar and a thief? No way! </sarcasm>
31 posted on 06/13/2002 12:33:07 AM PDT by BikerTrash
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To: Fred Mertz
Is this why he tried to grow a beard?

LOL

I can just see Algore standing next to the bust of Lincoln on his mantle, algore having grown a beard and comparing himself to it.

Tipper: "Al, please, for the 100th time, yes, there is a similarity."
Algore: "You really think so Tip? I mean, you are not just saying a similarity in purpose and greatness but a physical resemblence too?"
Tipper: "Al, it's time to return Lincoln to the White House."
Algore: "I know your right Tipper. Fire up the campaign."

32 posted on 06/13/2002 12:38:18 AM PDT by BJungNan
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To: E=MC
My thoughts too. Himself or a family member.
33 posted on 06/13/2002 12:45:05 AM PDT by My back yard
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To: Brett66
LOL!

I read another thread on this yesterday but your post made an interesting point!

34 posted on 06/13/2002 1:08:03 AM PDT by weegee
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To: SkyPilot
X42 Billy Jeff was caught handling busts illegally? I'm shocked, shocked I say... < /sarcasm >
35 posted on 06/13/2002 1:12:48 AM PDT by weegee
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To: kattracks
I belive this is called THEFT........and don't we have laws that people are supposed to be used if someone breaks them, Oh well I guess not if you are a political figure.
36 posted on 06/13/2002 2:58:54 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Slyfox
Every time I see this ridiculous photo of phoney Spec4 REMF, I start to laugh ... just before I get angry, ONE MORE TIME.

These political family dynasties are 99% injurious to our U.S.Constitution. Makes me want to shout, go out and get a real job loser ... stop sucking off the U.S.Taxpayer.

37 posted on 06/13/2002 3:21:14 AM PDT by CIBvet
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To: CIBvet
You've got the REMF part right - you've gotta love that muzzle cap on the M-16 and the long hair. (Muzzle cap? Who the hell got those?)
38 posted on 06/13/2002 3:41:27 AM PDT by 11B3
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To: kattracks
An ex-Gore staffer told the GAO that other Gore aides had "inadvertently packed" the Lincoln bust and shipped it off to the Gore homestead, reported the New York Post.

Hmm, what were the Gore aides doing packing stuff at the White House?
39 posted on 06/13/2002 3:43:55 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: kattracks
Does anyone remember Tipper being the only one to show any embarrassment over the trashing of the WH and the Navel Observatory? She said if there really was any damage that she would pay for it.

Paging Tipper!

40 posted on 06/13/2002 4:14:04 AM PDT by metesky
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To: Slyfox; sauropod
Is Al related to KKT by any chance?
41 posted on 06/13/2002 4:17:08 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: big bad easter bunny
I'm surprised they'd take a bust of a Republican president. Maybe they were just trying to save it from being trashed by the Clintons and their staff.... ; ')
42 posted on 06/13/2002 4:20:26 AM PDT by Rocko
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To: kattracks
An ex-Gore staffer told the GAO that other Gore aides had "inadvertently packed" the Lincoln bust and shipped it off to the Gore homestead, reported the New York Post

Gee we are being far to harsh on algore. He just needed some time to study the bust to figure our who it was.

43 posted on 06/13/2002 4:20:33 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: metesky
And Blow Job Clinton said he would pay also!!! Yeah RIGHT!
44 posted on 06/13/2002 4:20:51 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Rocko
I'm surprised they'd take a bust of a Republican president.

You really think algore knew who it was. Al is not very good with recognizing busts of famous people.

45 posted on 06/13/2002 4:21:45 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Nick Danger
Nice work Nick Danger!

He looks like an auctioneer. Can't wait until the Gore's and Clinton's have their yardsale to raise bail money. BTW check out Ebay auction #880826087. The seller's user name is "hotantiques".

46 posted on 06/13/2002 4:28:51 AM PDT by panaxanax
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To: ozzymandus
While at work, I often inadvertantly point my browser to FreeRepublic.com.
47 posted on 06/13/2002 4:29:03 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: aruanan
My thoughts exactly, algore's office is not in the White House, it's in the Old Executive Office Bldg....correct me if I am wrong.
48 posted on 06/13/2002 4:29:55 AM PDT by mystery-ak
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To: kattracks
Ah yes... the Legacy: The Trailer Trash Presidency
49 posted on 06/13/2002 4:38:10 AM PDT by Publius6961
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To: kattracks
inadvertently packed

no controlling legal authority

Lockbox Al should be in lockup.

50 posted on 06/13/2002 4:43:40 AM PDT by PGalt
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