Sunday, August 04, 2002

Bubba Alert!
Just Make the Check Out to the Clinton Library:
Former president Bill Clinton has his vices, but he's not known as a gambler. So what's he doing hanging around the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut?

When Clinton was president, he signed legislation declaring the Mohegans of Connecticut a federally recognized American Indian tribe. That qualified them to run a gambling casino.

In June he popped over to the casino to receive an award. Clinton insisted he received no appearance fee, although he usually doesn't go anywhere these days until the check is in the mail.

Turns out that before Clinton accepted the invitation, the casino smoothed the way by donating $250,000 to Clinton's cash-strapped library in Little Rock.
Ah, Bubba! Still the sly fox. I guess it depends on what the definition of "appearance fee" is.