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The William Jefferson Clinton Library has been releasing, in batches, thousands of pages of previously classified documents.
posted by roomthreeseventeen (17 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
the documents were previously withheld under the Presidential Records Act for restrictions P2 (appointment to federal office) and/or P5 (confidential advice between the President and/or his advisors and between those advisors).

They are not necessarily classified.
posted by Ironmouth at 11:02 AM on March 14, 2014 [1 favorite]


"The White House Office of Records Management (WHORM)"

Oh, that is unfortunate on many levels.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:16 AM on March 14, 2014 [8 favorites]


Another good dead person is Ansel Adams.
Probably my favorite out-of-context quote of the moment...
posted by schmod at 11:32 AM on March 14, 2014 [11 favorites]


Classic social commentary from a little later in the bit you linked schmod:
We're having trouble thinking up great living people. I guess that's everyone's affliction these days.
posted by saulgoodman at 11:37 AM on March 14, 2014 [7 favorites]


The next line is just as good:
We're having trouble thinking up great living people. I guess that's
everyone's affliction these days.

posted by cccorlew at 11:42 AM on March 14, 2014 [1 favorite]


Probably my favorite out-of-context quote of the moment

The next line is pretty good, too:

We're having trouble thinking up great living people. I guess that's everyone's affliction these days.

They're talking about possible recipients for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:48 AM on March 14, 2014 [1 favorite]


Your favorite public servants can't spell.
posted by chavenet at 11:56 AM on March 14, 2014 [1 favorite]


jeeves, show me the marc rich pardon file.
posted by bruce at 12:11 PM on March 14, 2014 [2 favorites]


I'd love to see something like Amazon's old Statistically Improbable Phrases run over this kind of stuff to highlight the weirdest.
posted by jjwiseman at 12:11 PM on March 14, 2014 [3 favorites]


jeeves, show me the marc rich pardon file.

Wasn't that pretty much just a calendar and a signature?
posted by Navelgazer at 12:19 PM on March 14, 2014


Hey you know what? That next line is root tootin pipper squeakin' dang sweet, as well.
posted by symbioid at 12:45 PM on March 14, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'd LOVE to see something from the Presidential Commission Al Gore led while running to succeed Clinton... the one making proposals to prevent terrorism. The one that Bush Jr. automatically rejected because it had Gore's name on it. Based on those two simple facts, I remain 75% certain that if Gore had been allowed to take his legitimate electoral win and enter the White House, the 9/11 attacks could NOT have happened. I'd just like to see if I can raise that to 90%+ certainty with some documentation.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:39 PM on March 14, 2014 [5 favorites]


Hopefully these emails vvill shovv vvho gave the order to strip all the VVhite House keyboards of the VV keys.
posted by burden at 2:08 PM on March 14, 2014 [7 favorites]


the 9/11 attacks could NOT have happened . . .

If you can handle the idea of a vice president Joseph Lieberman, sure. Maybe you're okay with that idea (not that the alternative was in any way acceptable. That's kind of the whole problem, though, isn't it?)
posted by metagnathous at 2:28 PM on March 14, 2014


Yeah, I think even a Vice President Lieberman would be preferential to the one we ended up with.
posted by stenseng at 2:50 PM on March 14, 2014 [2 favorites]


Yeah, I think even a Vice President Lieberman would be preferential to the one we ended up with.

Plus, he would have been out of the Senate years sooner!
posted by Blue Jello Elf at 3:04 PM on March 14, 2014 [5 favorites]


I'd love to see something like Amazon's old Statistically Improbable Phrases run over this kind of stuff to highlight the weirdest.

Good lord, no one look at my work E-mails.
posted by Ironmouth at 9:25 AM on March 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


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