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I have been hearing an awful(!) lot in the news lately regarding Obama's transition into the White House. In every story about it they inevitably mention how the Republicans (GHW Bush Administration) left the White House in a shambles for the Clinton Administration, and wouldn't share information, etc. Although the sensationalized reports of these indiscretions are based in fact, you NEVER hear about how the Clinton Administration returned the favor (and then some) to the GW Bush Administration. So much so that he signed an Executive Order (Executive Order: Facilitation of a Presidential Transition) REQUIRING the full cooperation of the exiting administration and establishing a Presidential Transition Coordinating Council to oversee the transition.

The media is making it appear that Obama is spearheading the transition, visting the White House as if it were his brilliant idea to get a head start at presidential preparedness. All the while the media gives BO the glory for "making sure the same thing doesn't happen to him that happen to Bill Clinton".

I'm calling shenanigans on this one. W has enough stains on his record already. Why not give credit where it's due?
 

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You forgot to mention how the media is praising Obama as the best president we've ever had.
 

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Well, seeing how the thread is already headed a different direction :duh:, what's up with that site:

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OK Nunya - back to your thread...

I have been hearing an awful(!) lot in the news lately regarding Obama's transition into the White House. In every story about it they inevitably mention how the Republicans (GHW Bush Administration) left the White House in a shambles for the Clinton Administration, and wouldn't share information, etc. Although the sensationalized reports of these indiscretions are based in fact, you NEVER hear about how the Clinton Administration returned the favor (and then some) to the GW Bush Administration. So much so that he signed an Executive Order (Executive Order: Facilitation of a Presidential Transition) REQUIRING the full cooperation of the exiting administration and establishing a Presidential Transition Coordinating Council to oversee the transition.

The media is making it appear that Obama is spearheading the transition, visting the White House as if it were his brilliant idea to get a head start at presidential preparedness. All the while the media gives BO the glory for "making sure the same thing doesn't happen to him that happen to Bill Clinton".

I'm calling shenanigans on this one. W has enough stains on his record already. Why not give credit where it's due?
Do you remember this?

Clinton Transition Left $15,000 Damage, GAO Says
By Michelle Munn
June 12, 2002 in print edition A-14

WASHINGTON – A yearlong investigation into whether Clinton administration aides left the White House in fraternity-party disarray as they vacated the presidential premises has turned up about $15,000 in damage, according to a government report released Tuesday.

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. No prosecutions are planned, though.

Clinton supporters countered that the amount of trash was typical of any presidential turnover and that there was little money to replace chair backs, desk locks, mirrors and other items broken before the transition due to ordinary use. Items that Bush administration officials replaced, including two cameras and 26 cellular phones, were left in the presidential offices, Clinton staffers told investigators.

”The work on this that Mr. Barr did and the White House did cost more than the people moving out of the office,” said Jake Siewert, a member of Clinton’s White House press office who was working during the transition. “The White House was in pretty good shape, but obviously you have some damage from 500 people transiting in and out of it.”

Democratic lawmakers characterized the investigation as a witch hunt and a waste of hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars. “The GAO’s report confirms what many of us have long known to be true: Claims made by Bush administration officials of widespread vandalism at the White House during the transition just weren’t true,” said Rep. Anthony D. Weiner (D-N.Y.). “The Bush administration owes them a long-overdue apology.”

In a letter to the GAO comptroller, White House counsel Alberto R. Gonzales criticized the report for minimizing the number of pranks–which the GAO put at two dozen–and for failing to detail them. Notes in desks or affixed to filing cabinets allegedly left by Clinton staffers reading ”GET OUT,” ”Hail to the thief” and ”W happens” were shown to investigators but were not included in the report, the letter said. Other pranks included stickers in the West Wing depicting President Bush as a chimpanzee and a photograph in an Executive Office Building safe showing a blank election ballot with the word ”chad” spelled out in punch holes.

The GAO interviewed 78 Bush and 72 Clinton aides. Bernard Ungar, who was in charge of the investigation, said one GAO employee worked on it full-time for about nine months.
 

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Yeah, that is the "and then some" to which I was referring.

Friggin' bitter assholes on both sides. There is a legitimate foundation for the term, "crooked as a politician".
 

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Obama knows what is going on out here , and when he takes office he is going to be ruthless trust me .
His lie is becoming faded and more resistance is gathering in large numbers now.
This site is recruiting believers and patriots form all types of Pro American sites on the web into one powerful organization.
http://www.righttokeepandbeararms.com/phpBB3/index.php
Our resolve needs to be strong and straight forward.
And if push comes to shove ,all of us will need to decide for ourselves are we going out as a free People ,or that of a HUMBLE SLAVE ?
Dude, this is the very site I was talking about in this thread.
He hasn't got it online yet.

http://xcrforum.com/index.php/topic,1718.0.html
 
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