Nov. 28, 2004

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | One gulp, and Bush was gone

One gulp, and Bush was gone Behind the scenes at the Clinton library, we saw America's future Sidney Blumenthal Thursday November 25, 2004 The Guardian At the dedication of the Clinton library last week in Little Rock, Karl Rove and President Bush received separate tours of the dramatic building, a glistening silver, suspended boxcar filled with light and with a panoramic view of the Arkansas river. Flung across the river stands an old railroad bridge - and to Clinton watchers, bridges represent 'the bridge to the 21st century', the former president's re-election slogan in 1996. The opening ceremony was biblical in its spectacle, length and rain. For more than four hours we huddled in thin ponchos under the downpour, awaiting four presidents. For the Democrats among us - former advisers and cabinet secretaries, celebrity supporters and high school friends of Bill - this was an unofficial convention, a kind of counter-inaugural, with rueful discussions of the recent defeat. John Kerry arrived to defiant cheering from the crowd. Then, when the presidents were announced, Bush tried to push his way past Clinton at the library door to be first in line, against the already accepted protocol for the event, as though the walk to the platform was a contest for alpha male." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Then the asshole went on to declare,"If this was Poland, they wouldn't even have let you build this thing", giving a sideways wink at Condi-sleaza, who giggled coyly, thinking in manner reminiscent of Olive Oil "Man, Oh man...I just lovvve that man o'mine!". Mycos

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