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want some trivia??? Obama VS past presidents

1/20/2009:

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."

1/20/2001:

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.

1/19/2009:

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.

1/19/2001:

President Clinton issues 140 pardons and several commutations of sentence on his final day in office. Included in these a

 
tyme4me2day

Asked by tyme4me2day at 10:29 PM on Feb. 12, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I find this very interesting. I think one of the best points made here is how the media treats the inauguration party spending. :) "The country needs a good party" if its Obama" "How dare Bush party it up when troops have a need." if its the repub's. The media is open about their bias's. I try not to be surprised.

    lifeasinoit

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 11:22 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • continue :p
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 10:30 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • 1/19/2001:

    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.

    1/19/2009:

    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.

    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 10:31 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • 1/19/2001:

    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.

    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 10:32 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • Headlines on 1/20/2005:

    "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 on 1/20/2009:

    "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"
    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 10:32 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • Just some interesting facts.....

    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 10:34 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • Interesting...
    amyrw

    Answer by amyrw at 10:36 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • omg here we go
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • 1/19/2001:

    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.


    are you serious LOL. who does that? how old were they, 13?
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 10:42 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • Besides, Bush had to leave quietly considering the mess he left this country in. And I wouldn't want anything from his DUI daughters.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

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