Skip to comments.CLINTON DISAPPOINTMENT: LEFT OFF FUNERAL SPEAKERS LIST (Updated)
Posted on 06/08/2004 8:54:12 AM PDT by lainieEdited on 06/08/2004 11:18:28 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Controversy develops over Reagan funeral speakers...
'President Clinton really held out all hope the funeral would be a nonpartisan event, like Nixon's was,' a top Clinton source said on Tuesday morning. 'He's angry and disappointed neither he nor President Carter have been asked to speak, as of yet'...
CLINTON DISAPPOINTMENT: LEFT OFF FUNERAL SPEAKERS LIST
Former President Bill Clinton has privately expressed anger he has apparently been left off the speakers list of Friday's Reagan State Funeral, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
"President Clinton really held out all hope the funeral would be a nonpartisan event, like Nixon's was," a top Clinton source said on Tuesday morning. "He's angry and disappointed neither he nor President Carter have been asked to speak, as of yet."
The top source says Clinton has been critical that both Bush presidents will address the crowd gathered at National Cathedral.
Nixon's vice president Gerald Ford did not speak at Nixon's funeral.
Clinton's inner circle is convinced Nancy Reagan has personally shut out Clinton from any high-profile participation.
"It is a state funeral, using tax dollars," the top Clinton insider explained.
Former President George H.W. Bush, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney will join President Bush in eulogizing Ronald Reagan, Reagan's office announced. Presiding over the service will be former Sen. John Danforth of Missouri, who is an ordained Episcopal priest. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the Rabbi Harold Kusher will give readings, while Irish tenor Ronan Tynan will sing.
The eulogy is being prepared by President Bush's chief speechwriter, Michael Gerson, who also wrote the president's moving speech for a memorial service in the same cathedral after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
...and a second. Although #2 was not my fault, took them a year to find out I got my CCW license and they felt like they just had to check it out.
Memo to clintoon:
This ain't a 'Wellstone' type event !!
Let us pray...
I'm not so sure about that. I think by raising this issue he's nailed himself as a true louse.
With clintoon, it's always about clintoon, isn't it ?????
Two people unworthy to clean the horse poop off the bottom of Reagan's boots won't get to speak? GREAT!
He doesn't care what you think of him, as long as you think of him.
I'm at a loss for words.
Ivan, I have missed your posts. Please don't be a stranger!
"Stay the @$%$@#@#$! away from my grandaughters!"
One could only wish they would hold their breath for an invite.
Thank you for your military service to this great nation!
What a FREAKING EGO! Can't you just GO AWAY?
In your case I'm willing to wait my turn.
My sentiments exactly -- when Clinton is unhappy, I am delighted!
Someone needs to remind him that he is no longer President and thus is not going to be speaking at the funeral. If he doesn't like it -- stay home (my hope)! As for Carter, I wouldn't let that peanut farmer anywhere near a microphone -- wish he would stay home too!
At least he is welcome to attend. Dick Cheney was told NOT TO COME to the Wellstone memorial.
oh boo freakin' hoo you scumbag
Thanks..nicely done by the "Reagan"....
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