The Lincoln Bedroom Part II

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Well, well. Look at this. Bush donors got to spend the night in the Lincoln Bedroom.

Let's see the response from the wingnuts so outraged when Clinton did the same.


President Bush opened the White House and Camp David to dozens of overnight guests last year, including foreign dignitaries, family friends and at least nine of his biggest campaign fund-raisers, documents show.

In all, Bush and first lady Laura Bush have invited at least 270 people to stay at the White House and at least the same number to overnight at the Camp David retreat since moving to Washington in January 2001, according to lists the White House provided The Associated Press.

Some guests spent a night in the Lincoln Bedroom, historic quarters that gained new fame in the Clinton administration amid allegations that Democrats rewarded major donors like Hollywood heavyweights Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand with accommodations there.

That scandal and Bush's criticism of it is one of the reasons the White House identifies guests. In a debate with Vice President Al Gore in October 2000, Bush said: "I believe they've moved that sign, 'The buck stops here,' from the Oval Office desk to 'The buck stops here' on the Lincoln Bedroom. And that's not good for the country."

This administration's hypocrisy knows no bounds.

So, the question begs -- was the Republican outrage over Clinton simply fake? Or will the wingnuts simply spin this into more "hate politics" from the left while ignorning their own prior behavior? I suspect the later.

Partly from The Daily KOS


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