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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Clinton came to Ligonier for the Scaife memorial service

Clinton was introduced by Yale Gutnick, the chairman of the Tribune-Review and longtime friend of Scaife. Gutnick said that shortly before Scaife passed he said that of all the people he wanted to speak at his memorial, he hoped Bill Clinton would accept to do so.
Gutnick said Scaife and Clinton became friends because they "shared a mutual love of America."

"Our political differences, our philosophical differences, our religious differences, our racial and ethnic differences, they're important," Clinton told about 150 people at the service. "They help us to define who we are. But they don't have to keep us at arm's length from others."

Scaife's conservatism placed him at odds with Clinton during his eight years in the White House, but that changed in 2007 when former New York Mayor Ed Koch convinced Clinton that he had much in common with Scaife.

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