Clinton Offered 40 Goats For Chelsea

A rather amusing story that has been buried in the e-mail inbox for a few days:

Clinton Offered 40 Goats For Daughter (Sky News)

Former US president Bill Clinton has been offered 40 goats and 20 cows for his daughter by a love-struck African government official. Mr Clinton was offered the deal on a recent trip to Kenya. He was offered the animals as a traditional African way of getting a father to give away his daughter’s hand in marriage. The dowry is a very generous one by the country’s own standards.

Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgor wrote to Mr Clinton through Kenya’s Foreign Minister. He said: “Had I succeeded in wooing Chelsea, I would have had a grand wedding.


via occasional contributor Richard Gardner

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  1. ICallMasICM says:

    40 goats! What is he crazy! He’d have to give me two goats to marry her.

  2. Anderson says:

    Just think how many goats Jenna would rake in … Bush might be tempted.

  3. mojoala says:

    Don’t laugh!

    40 goats at 150.00 = 6,000
    20 cows at 1,000 = 20,000

    that comes to 26,000.

    I would take it. Put those on some land and let them multiply and make a great profit.

  4. The Man says:

    That is only 10 goats more than he offered for Hillary.

  5. I’m not the Clinton’s biggest fan, but I think this is kind of sweet.

  6. j. blair says:

    Newsflash – Clinton negotiates new deal for 20 goats that includes Chelsea and Hillary. Terms say suitor must be willing to accept both the bride and her mother-in-law until death do they part.

  7. jim says:

    Looks like there’s a “daughters of former heads of state” bubble! Watch out!

  8. Some Guy says:

    The guy tried ot throw in a pig but Clinton said he already had one of those…

    Oh, I’m sorry, was this a caption contest?

  9. McGehee says:

    Wow. Even I wouldn’t have posted some of these comments.

    Doesn’t stop me from snickering, but at least I feel guilty about it. 😉