To The Editor:
It was interesting to read that Bill Clinton was being honored at a ceremony by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation as the first former president in history to receive the Lincoln Leadership Prize for his lifetime of service. It is ironic that it requires a Democratic President to be honored as fulfilling the legacy of the great American Republican president, Abraham Lincoln. “We are delighted to present this year’s Lincoln Leadership Prize to former President Bill Clinton, whose successful presidency and stature as an international statesman truly exemplify President Lincoln’s conscience, spirit and leadership,” said Wayne W. Whalen, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. “His lifetime commitment to public service defines the very characteristics of President Lincoln’s legacy as one of the great leaders of our country.”
It brings to mind the reality of just how far the Grand Old Party has strayed from its once honorable values.