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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:08 AM
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CNN: Kenyan offers livestock dowry for Chelsea Clinton
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 04:09 AM by Heidi
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CNN) -- What can 40 goats and 20 cows buy a Kenyan man? Chelsea Clinton's love, if you ask Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgor.

The Kenyan man first offered the dowry nine years ago to then-President Bill Clinton in asking for the hand of his only child. He renewed it Thursday after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked about the proposal at a Nairobi town hall session.

CNN's Fareed Zakaria, the session's moderator, commented that given the economic crisis at hand, Chepkurgor's dowry was "not a bad offer."

However, Clinton said her daughter was her own person.

"She's very independent," she said. "So I will convey this very kind offer."

The audience laughed, but Clinton's comments were no joke to Chepkurgor, who described the younger Clinton as a "beautiful, disciplined and well-natured woman."

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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:15 AM
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1. 9 years and still hoping
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:17 AM
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2. Persistent? Or delusional?
Hard to say.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:22 AM
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4. I'll give it a kind spin and stick with hopeful
He goes on to say in the article that it's about goodwill (to the Clinton family and America). I think he likes to brag about how well he's done.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:26 AM
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6. He has earned bragging rights.
I certainly haven't accumulated 40 goats and 20 cows in my life time.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:28 AM
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8. Yes he has...and he also has 2 businesses, along with all that livestock
The offer was meant as a compliment of the highest order and HRC was most gracious about it.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:32 AM
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9. Totally agree.
And I love that HRC deferred to Chelsea's judgment on the offer. :)
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:33 AM
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10. Yes! That gave me an even bigger grin!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:19 AM
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3. 40 goats is more than my family got.
lol
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:22 AM
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5. Mine too. lol
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:26 AM
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7. Your suitors probably didn't know about your
super powers. :D
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:28 AM
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11. Fascinating. At least Hillary is getting some respect at her town meetings in Africa.
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