Friday, October 19, 2007

Democrat Dream of Bombers 'Turning into Butterflies' Thwarted for Now

GOP Moves to Halt Money for Woodstock


WASHINGTON (AP) — Hippies used to say if you remember Woodstock, you weren't really there. Republicans say presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton can forget about getting $1 million in taxpayer funds for a Woodstock museum.

Clinton and Charles Schumer, Democratic senators from New York, want to earmark the federal money for a museum that would commemorate the 1969 music festival in their state.

Senator Schumer was the main force behind the earmark, behind which Senator Clinton, after asking the senior New York senator if she could “walk beside him," also threw her support. A disappointed Schumer said afterward the whole thing left him feeling he didn't know who he was, "like a cog in something turning."

Senator Clinton was much more upbeat. While acknowledging that Republicans still have the country trapped in the devil’s bargain, she was confident, she told reporters, that “when I’m president, every American will be guaranteed equal quality access back to the garden.”

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