Saturday, June 5, 2010

I guess the kid should be happy Mommy wasn't rescued by Boutros Boutros-Ghali

From CBS News [HT to Joshua at OFK] comes word that Laura Ling (of Laura Ling and Euna Lee being imprisoned in North Korea fame) has given birth to a baby boy, whom she has decided to name after former President Bill Clinton:
Laura Ling told CBS News Chief Legal Correspondent Jan Crawford on CBSNews.com’s “Washington Unplugged” last Friday that while imprisoned in North Korea she remembered thinking that she would never be able start a family.

But last night, nearly a year removed from her capture, Ling and her husband, Iain Clayton, celebrated the birth of their first child. And according to People Magazine, as a tribute to former president Bill Clinton and his work in getting the journalist freed, the couple named the baby girl Li Jefferson Clayton. Jefferson is Bill Clinton’s middle name.

According to People, the baby’s first name is a tribute to Ling’s sister Lisa, who first reached out to Mr. Clinton.
In all seriousness, if I was facing a dozen years in a North Korean prison — whether it was through my own foolishness or not — and former President Bill Clinton used his clout to come and rescue me, I'd probably name my firstborn after him, too.

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