08/15/2005: 'Counter-Clinton Library' initiative folds
[Speaking of which, Little Rock isn't that far away, so I should make a field trip to the Clinton Library sometime. Right after I make a run up to Metropolis, IL to see The Superman Museum (it appears that the "official" (I think) website is either in development or undergoing renovations).]
Apparently, the guy who wanted to build a "counter-Clinton library" in Little Rock needed to learn a few things about how the real world works.
A group that had hoped to build two museums to rebut the displays at the Clinton Presidential Library is folding.Duh! If you spend all your money on professional leeches like lawyers (especially lawyers!) and fundraisers, instead of building a fucking library with it, you can expect to be a screaming success. Like Mr. Erickson.
"I'm giving up," said Houston businessman Richard Erickson, who established nonprofit Counterlibe Inc. last year to fund construction of a Counter Clinton Library in Little Rock and another in Washington.
Erickson said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that he had been naive about fundraising procedures. He said the project's Web site also would be shut down soon.
In a separate e-mail Wednesday, Erickson informed one of his key supporters, former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga., that he couldn't raise enough money to continue.
"Nearly every dime raised has gone to professional fundraisers and lawyers," he said. [emphasis supplied --LRC]
[Y'know, he's described in the article as "a businessman", but you might be forgiven for wondering if he's a very successful one. If he was successful, you'd think he'd have doped that one out on his own.]
Let that be a lesson to you. Avoid lawyers unless they're absolutely necessary.
Len on 08.15.05 @ 08:37 PM CST