Tuesday, July 26, 2005

40 goats offered to buy Chelsea

On a recent trip to Kenya, former US President Bill Clinton was apparently offered 40 goats and 20 cows for his daughter by a love-struck African government official, named Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgor. The Sky News report stated that the dowery was a very generous one by the country's own standards. The report failed to note, however, whether Chelsea was flattered by the offer or not. Mr. Clinton is reported as saying that had the offer succeeded in wooing Chelsea, he would have had a grand wedding, at which he would have invited South African Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu to preside. The report concluded by noting that Chelsea's suitor, Mr. Chepkurgor, said he was impressed by Mr. Clinton's wife, Hillary, for standing by Mr Clinton during the Monica Lewinksy scandal. He said Mrs. Clinton acted like a "like an African woman." Indeed. I wonder how many cows and goats it would take to persuade Mr. Chepkurgor to adopt the whole Clinton family and have them nationalized as Kenyan citizens. A brief but pleasant daydream ...

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