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Class Act – Bush vs. Clinton

February 17, 2009

Not a huge fan of email forwards, but I had to post this one. I hadn’t seen it yet. Original post by Amy coming soon. Promise.

Class Act: Written on Jan. 21, 2009

Yesterday

1. Outgoing President George W. Bush quietly boards his helicopter and
leaves for Texas, commenting only: “Today is not about me. Today is a
historical day for our nation and people.”

Eight years ago yesterday:

1. Outgoing President Bill Clinton schedules two separate radio addresses
to the nation, and organizes a public farewell speech/ rally in downtown
Washington D.C. scheduled to directly conflict with incoming President
Bush’s inauguration ceremony.

Yesterday:

2. President Bush leaves office without issuing a single Presidential
pardon, only granting a commutation of sentence to two former border patrol
agents convicted of shooting a convicted drug smuggler. He does not grant
any type of clemency to Scooter Libby or any other former political aide,
ally, or business partner.

Eight years ago yesterday:

2.. President Clinton issues 140 pardons and several commutations of
sentence on his final day in office. Included in these are: billionaire
financier, convicted tax evader, and leading Democratic campaign contributor
Marc Rich; Whitewater scandal figure Susan McDougal; Congressional Post
Office Scandal figure and former Democratic Congressman Dan Rostenkowski;
convicted bank fraud, sexual assault and child porn perpetrator and former
Democratic Congressman Melvin Reynolds; and convicted drug felon Roger
Clinton, the President’s half-brother.

Yesterday:

3. The Bush daughters leave gift baskets in the White House bedrooms for
the Obama daughters, containing flowers, candy, stuffed animals, DVD’s and
CD’s, and heartfelt notes of encouragement and advice for the young girls on
how to prepare for their new lives in the White House.

Eight years ago Yesterday:

3. Clinton and Gore staffers rip computer wires and electrical outlets from
the White House walls, stuff piles of notebook papers into the White House
toilets, systematically remove the letter “W” from every computer key-pad in
the entire White House, and damage several thousand dollars worth of
furniture in the White House master bedroom.

Headlines On This Date 4 Years Ago as Bush Began his 2nd Term :

“Republicans spending $42 million on inauguration while troops Die in
unarmored Humvees”

“Bush extravagance exceeds any reason during tough economic times”

“Fat cats get their $42 million inauguration party, Ordinary Americans get
the shaft”

Headlines Today Jan., 21, 2009:

“Historic Obama Inauguration will cost only $170 million”

“Obama Spends $170 million on inauguration; America Needs A Big Party”

“Everyman Obama shows America how to celebrate”

“Citibank executives contribute $8 million to Obama Inauguration”

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One Comment leave one →
  1. PuterPrsn permalink
    February 17, 2009 8:15 pm

    Yes, indeed. It was a sad day when we got Mr. “Look at my spiffy ride” in office.

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