Capitol reporter Mary Wilson covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.
In retrospect, promising to help raise the additional $10 million needed to complete the Flight 93 National Memorial may have been the most popular thing a former president could do in front of a crowd of thousands at the memorial’s September 10th dedication.
That’s what President Bill Clinton did as he wound down his speech at the ceremony – by claiming to be “aghast” that the memorial still wasn’t fully funded.
“Since I am no longer in office I can do unpopular things,” said Clinton. “Speaker Boehner and I have already volunteered to do a bipartisan event in Washington. Let’s get this show on the road. Let’s roll.”
And it looks like it’s happening – Yahoo News reports that President George W. Bush is also involved in the effort. No word yet on when the first event is scheduled – or how much a plate will run you.
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