Posted by Mr. President on August 15, 2007
The LA Times reports that many of those panting for Hillary Clinton documents from the Clinton Library will remain breathless for a considerable time.
This is presented as something of a novelty. And the other girls make Hillary look bad:
“About 75,000 pages of Rosalynn Carter’s records are publicly available, including scheduling and social office files. Both the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush libraries also said that some records covering former first ladies Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush were open”
The article does portray Library archivists working through the mountain of FOIA requests in the order received, with the aching slowness of the process attributed to staff shortages at the Clinton and all US President’s libraries.
But the flag goes up, and the usual suspects snap to with ominous muttering and rote denunciations of the liberal hypocrisy which somehow caused National Archive staff to decline under President Bush. Even sports bores rush to inform the world of her crimes.
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Posted by Mr. President on August 3, 2007
Don’t let the Regan Legacy-ists hear, but there may be no Presidential dollar coin for Reagan.
According to the Fayette Observer, it’s all about Jimmy Carter’s refusal to leave the scene.
Coining Reagan may be twarted by the interaction of two laws.
The Observer reports that under current statutes, “a president must be dead at least two years before he can be featured on a U.S. bill or coin. The current dollar-coin program requires that the presidents be featured in the order they served. Skipping isn’t allowed. So if Jimmy Carter lives to at least 2014 — he’d be 89 — he won’t make it to a coin in this program since his would be due out in 2016.”
Result: Reagan shutout.
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Posted by Mr. President on August 2, 2007
Which one is not like the other ones?
A Senate Committee has passed reporting requirements for Presidential Libraries, with living ex presidents caught up in the dragnet aimed at the Bush Library in waiting. The dead get a pass.
The House version does not go after the foundations of Libraries already part of the National Archives system.
Happy filing to the Clinton, Carter and Bush entities!
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Posted by Mr. President on May 31, 2007
Presidential Greatness: People’s Choice Edition
Say what you will, Bush at his weakest hasn’t bottomed out quite so low as a sweaty war criminal tax cheat and the cardigan crazed man who lowered our thermometers.
Nixon and Carter still beat out Bush in Presidential Unlovedness.
Retire to the “ranch,” crank out the books and the path to redemption is clear.
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Posted by Mr. President on May 23, 2007
Written On The Wind
Twists remain in some quarters’ pants after Jimmy Carter’s botched critique of President Bush and his image abroad. The former President ducked when confronted with blowback, but not before the great and the good, and others, were mobilized to comment on his comment.
“Presidential Historian” Doug Brinkley was called on to state the obvious, that this was Carter’s harshest criticism ever. [Look for more wisdom from Brinkley as he settles into a new job fronting James Baker’s Rice University think tank.]
Then the reserve army of gasbaggery stepped forward to recall a more innocent time when saintly ex-office holders donned their togas solely for good. Others weren’t so sure..
[A side benefit of Media Matters’ roundup of people making up “unwritten rules” about Ex’s is that it dragged me back to the glory days of one offender, single term Republican Representative John LeBoutillier. After losing his seat at the height of the “Reagan Revolution,” like so many of us he found shelter on the world wide web. LeBoutillier ‘s upbeat version of himself haunts Newsmax to this day. Unmentioned in his bio is his ill-starred Counter Clinton Library, a non-existent entity with a web page which got some ink when Clinton was opening his museum. Then the dream died, and even the web page is gone. But keep hope alive. I once got the site’s ghost from a Newsmax link, and surely the technically adept could summon it back from the great beyond.]
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Posted by Mr. President on April 17, 2007
The Carter Library is getting some of that web 2.0 action, launching a interactive user content generatin’ semi-personal web experience: “The Youth Space.”
Let’s rush to the Future, shall we?
Youthful visitors discover a new world of content, and they are in control!
The youth of today adopt a pseudonym to impersonate the ambassador of a supplicant nation, pondering what swell gift to grease the President with. Kids from 8 to 80 may not care what china pattern they’d give President Mystery Date, but there’s fun to be had making up juvenile names for oneself to play The Diplomacy Challenge, at the touch of a keyboard!
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