Has Bill really thought this analogy through? Ukraine was technically a case of a legislature tossing out a president after popular protests.
If America worked that way, Obama would have been out in 2010.
It’s great to see that Bill Clinton is resorting to proposing extralegal and non-democratic evictions of politicians at a campaign rally for a party that already operates undemocratically and extra-legally.
Clinton focuses a lot on the idea of privatizing the White House and making off with the paintings.
President Clinton and his wife started shipping White House furniture to the Clintons’ newly purchased home in New York more than a year ago, despite questions at the time by the White House chief usher about whether they were entitled to remove the items.
This week, the Clintons returned the four items to the White House, along with other furnishings, after questions were raised about whether they actually belonged to the Clintons. All the furnishings had been designated official White House property by the Park Service in 1993.
Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) asked the General Accounting Office last June to look into allegations that Clinton staffers had ripped phone cords from walls, left obscene voicemail messages, defaced bathrooms and vandalized computer keyboards by removing the ”W” keys when they left the White House. A number of items, including a 12-inch presidential seal and several antique doorknobs, were assumed stolen.
”The Clinton administration treated the White House worse than college freshmen checking out of their dorm rooms,” Barr said Tuesday. ”They disgraced not just themselves but the institution and the office of the presidency as well.”
The GAO concluded that ”damage, theft, vandalism, and pranks did occur in the White House during the 2001 presidential transition.” The report stated that some incidents, such as removing keyboard keys, placing glue on desk drawers and leaving obscene voicemail messages ”clearly were intentional,” and intentional damage would constitute a criminal act under federal law.
Democratic lawmakers characterized the investigation as a witch hunt and a waste of hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars.
Rep. Anthony D. Weiner (D-N.Y.). “The Bush administration owes them a long-overdue apology.”
Uh yes. Do Clinton and his gang really want a Ukrainian uprising here?