Among the things that Americans hold sacred are the Constitution, the flag, Abraham Lincoln and the Arlington National Cemetery. Of the many accusations made against President Clinton concerning his fund-raising activities for the Democratic Party - paid- for invitations to White House coffee mornings, funds solicited from White House phones, trips on Air Force One - it was the revelation that overnight stays in the Lincoln bedroom at the White House were effectively "for sale" to big party donors that inflamed the American public most.
Now though, B&B in the Lincoln bedroom has a competitor for worst-judged donor-incentive. According to an article in the next issue of Insight magazine, a Washington-based publication that has strong ties with the military, big donors were able to win posthumous honour for themselves in the form of a burial at the cemetery. When word escaped of the revelations, many American radio talk shows were inundated with people calling in to protest.Reuse content