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White House Sorry About Forgetting Clinton’s Gays

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A White House aide called Bill Clinton’s former assistant HUD czar Roberta Achtenberg to apologize for not remembering, uh, that she existed after President Obama claimed in his “June is Gay Pride Month” press release that he was the first president to appoint an openly gay person to a Senate-confirmed position within his first 100 days in office. The White House revised its statement to say Obama was the first person to have an openly gay person confirmed by the Senate within 100 days, which is correct.