August 13, 2005
A little Saturday schadenfreude

Stories like this make the weekend a little brighter.

A group that had hoped to build two museums to rebut the displays at the Clinton Presidential Library is folding.

"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.

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 13, 2005 to National news | TrackBack