The Clinton Presidential Library and Mobile Home Park
was inagurated last night. The Indoctrination Center/Library exhibits are what one would expect. The infamous blue dress is not to be found, and neither are some inconvenient details:
But there are instances in the exhibit that, while technically true, skirt the edge of truth. For instance, one placard in the alcove states that although seven separate investigations of the Clinton administration cost more than $100 million, “none of these efforts yielded a conviction for public misconduct.”
In fact, at least 14 persons were convicted in the Whitewater investigation for fraud or conspiracy involving bogus loans through public institutions, mail fraud and income-tax evasion, among others. Mr. Clinton himself agreed to a five-year suspension of his Arkansas law license as a means to end the Lewinsky inquiry and head off an Arkansas court move to punish him for misleading answers in a deposition taken during the Paula Jones sexual-harassment suit.
Christopher Hitchens in his book, which I expect won’t be at the Library, believes that the Clintons put the nail on the coffin of true liberalism in the Democrat party. As he says, “Whether the “capital” is moral or political or just plain financial, the Clinton practice is to use other peoples’.” (page 53).
And now for the trailer park,
The Economist captioned this photo as “Put it on wheels, Hill. We’re out of here”. My husband, devoted reader of The Economist, points out that the building even has the posts from where to hook it up to a nice semi. Professor Bainbridge has the last word.