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“Shred of Decency” Discovered in Clinton’s Boyhood Home

By Dan Geddes

HOPE, ARKANSAS. Researchers for the future William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library yesterday visited Clinton’s boyhood home in Hope, Arkansas where they claimed to have found a “shred of decency” in the President’s boyhood bedroom.

The “shred,” a fragment from an apparently sincere apology note written by Clinton in 1956 to a fellow 5th grader named Jeanette, expressed the boy’s “deepest apology” for spilling ink on her new dress.

The unsent “shred” will occupy a central position in a future exhibit on “Clinton’s Moral Leadership” at the Presidential Library.