October 17, 2007, - 12:10 pm

HillaryWoodstockGate: Clintonatrix Gets Payoff For Tax-funded . . . Woodstock Museum?!

By Debbie Schlussel
Wow. That’s me envisioning the hilarious Republican campaign commericals about Hillary Clinton and her Woodstock buds and how they paid her off after she paid them off . . . with YOUR tax money.
Yup, Hillary Clinton and her colleague Sen. Charles “Chuckie” Schumer pushed a Senate committee to approve $1 million in tax-funding for a Woodstock concert museum, as part of the Senate education spending bill. That’s right–it was one of those nasty earmarks we must get rid of.
And–Quelle Coincidence!–just days after that, Hillary and Chuckie received $29,200 from museum proprietor/billionaire Alan Gerry as a giant “thank you.”


Several questions:
1) Um, why do taxpayers need to fund a museum dedicated to the unworthy several muddy, rainy days of drug-addled, anti-war, counterculture debauchery on someone’s farm in the ’60s?
2) Why the heck does a billionaire–Gerry is a former cable TV mogul with gobs and gobs of money–need working stiff taxpayers to fund this monument to excess and idiocy?
Yup, while working-class taxpayers are taxed up the butt for smoking ciggies, their money is going to a billionaire to fund a museum glorifying the imbecility that was Woodstock . . . all courtesy of Hillary.
More from USA Today:

On the federal level, Gerry, his wife and three children have given $507,800 since 1998, including $272,050 to Democrats and $212,750 to Republicans, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Gerry’s wife, Sandra, is a registered Democrat.
Most of the Democratic recipients helped the Woodstock venture. Since 2005, the Gerrys have donated $150,000 to the Schumer-led Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and $18,600 to Clinton.
Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y., who earmarked $200,000 for the project in 2003, has received $19,500 since 1998. Hinchey spokesman Jeff Lieberson said the project would offer a “huge economic boost.”
Gerry bought the site in Bethel, N.Y., a decade ago to make it a tourist center. A performing arts center opened last year. The two-story museum, under construction, will place Woodstock in the context of the 1960s counterculture movement.
The million-dollar earmark was included in a Senate education spending bill that came out of committee on June 21. On June 26, the Gerrys and two of their children who sit on the foundation’s board made $20,000 in contributions to the Schumer-led Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. On June 30, the couple made $9,200 in contributions to Clinton’s presidential campaign – the maximum allowed by law.

Again, can’t wait for this campaign commercial. And since I know that many GOP consultants in DC and elsewhere read this site, I’m chomping at the bit. Make sure to show footage of muddy, greasy long-haired concertgoers smoking doobies.
BTW, What ever happened to: I went to Woodstock and all I got was this lousy T-shirt?
Now, they go to Woodstock, and taxpayers fund their lousy museum.


These Imbeciles Need a Tax-Funded Museum?!

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6 Responses

Sex, drugs, and democracy. All mainstays of liberalism. All doomed to failure.

Bill Petty on October 17, 2007 at 12:30 pm

During the primaries, every pol feels the heat to satisfy the base.
Good point about the funding source, though. The music industry has made sooo much money, bands and producers could easily have ante’d up the funds.
While she’s at it, why doesn’t she push for a museum in New Haven to commemorate the Black Panthers put on trial for murder there, at the time she was a Yale Law student? The fire set at the law library symbolizes everything wrong with that time and place (Robert Bork, at the time a law prof there, revisits the episode in Slouching Toward Gomorrah.)

Jeremiah on October 17, 2007 at 3:01 pm

You’re an ass

Lenny on November 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm

I only came across your column because I was looking for pictures from Woodstock. While your story about Woodstock museum and Hilary etc., is a good one, can I just say that you seem to be part of the problem re Middle East. People who are pro-Israel, or pro-Palestinian for that matter, are not going to solve the problem. People need to be FOR a solution which is fair to all the people who live there, whether they be Jews, Muslims, Christians or none of those. There is a global war on and the failure to find a solution to Israel/Palestine is one of the key factors in why it continues. Being pro-Israel is a cul de sac. As is a blind support for the Palestinians. Why can’t you and your fellow commentators see that. Or are you having too much fun to be bothered about actually achieving real peace and justice in the world?

archie on November 22, 2009 at 11:43 am

Maybe you could take a page out of their book and learn not only to live a little but there is more to life than being a pompous asshole

Nikki on January 16, 2010 at 9:46 am

Load of shit woodstock WAS and ALWAYS will be historic to the people of the U.S not only is it a symbol of our freedom but also a symbol that we aren’t all pompous assholes

Nolan on March 3, 2010 at 3:30 am

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