Still stealing hearts abroad.
Kosovo unvelied an 11 foot tall statue of former President Bill Clinton today in the capital city of Pristina, which Clinton was humbly present for. The statue was erected out of gratitude for the presidents role in deploying a peacekeeping force to put an end to Serbian violence toward Ethnic Albanians.
New York Daily News:
“I never expected that anywhere, someone would make such a big statue of me,” Clinton said of the gold-sprayed statue weighing a ton (900 kilograms).
Well-said, Bill. You’re being remembered for something other than the overblown sex scandal that made your mark on our own country’s collective memory over a decade ago. It just goes to show that every once in a while, someone, somewhere remembers something good that a person has done, instead of dwelling on the bad things that lie in everyone’s past.
Of course, this statue doesn’t beat Obama’s meritless Nobel Peace Prize, but the gratitude is appreciated. And it certainly is better than all the burnings of Bush imagery that our last president left as his legacy (aside from this quaint little recession). In summary, Obama is still disenchanting people, Bush is still a numbskull nightmare, and Clinton continues to woo entire peoples a solid decade after leaving office. What a guy.