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Odd Comparison

Reported by Deborah - November 20, 2004 -

After Steve Forbes and his money guys talked about inflation today, like it was a brand new problem starting to face the economy, a trivia bit about Clinton's Library flashed on the screen. The cost of the Clinton Library $169 million was compared to the cost of the Nixon Library at $55 million. (adjusted for inflation)

There have been a few President's since Nixon, so why choose him for a comparison? If Fox just wanted to show Clinton's extravagance, a comparison to Bush 41's Library, $22 million, would have been a better choice. It seems more likely that the comparison of Clinton and Nixon was chosen for the scandal element.