I am going to try and keep this short. We have some readers who are democrats and I welcome their presence and their comments. Some of these political posts of late have been lengthy and I know bloggers like short and sweet. However, some things require a little more space on the page to flesh out. I posted the letter I wrote to the Republican Party (June 1, 2008 post) many many months before candidates were selected. It is in my blog archives if you care to scroll back and read it. I chided them for not being good leaders. I rebuked them for not standing firm against the liberal democrats, and I expressed my doubts about Senator John McCain. I did not consider him to be the best candidate. However, there is a difference in the two parties and as Obama tries to recycle the Clinton era flunkies who have clung to his coattails, I provide this reminder of the differences. President Bush was subjected to the crudities of the Democrats at every turn. However, just look at his response as opposed to the response of our previous Democrat President Bill Clinton. If you can't see the difference you are blind. I call this Crude vs. Class Act. This is about inauguration day 2009 as opposed to inauguration day 2001.
January 20, 2009:
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 January 20, 2008:
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.
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.
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.
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