Class v Brass

Here’s another beauty making the rounds and FactCheck.org’s analysis.  

I found the closing sentence wonderfully ironic – that someone without very much class would be so petty as to be compelled to craft classless lies and exaggerations and then ask us to send it to people who might not know what a class act looks like.  Now that’s classy!

http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/was_bushs_exit_from_office_a_class.html

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Difference of 8 Years...   
Yesterday:  
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 yesterday:  
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.   

Yesterday: 
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 an d former Democratic  Congressman Melvin Reynolds; and convicted drug felon Roger Clinton, the  President's half-brother.   

Yesterday:  
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.   

Headlines On This Date 4 Years Ago:  
"Republicans spending $42 million on inauguration while troops Die in  unarmored Humvees"  
"Bush extravagance exceeds any reason during tough economic times"  
"Fat cats get their $42 million inauguration party, Ordinary Americans get  the shaft"   
Headlines Today:  
"Historic Obama Inauguration will cost only $170 million"  
"Obama Spends $170 million on inauguration; America Needs A Big Party"  
"Everyman Obama shows America how to celebrate"  
"Citibank executives contribute $8 million to Obama Inauguration"   
----------Send this to anyone you suspect might not know what a class act  looks like.      

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