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Friday’s Headlines recap: City Council President pushes for South Boston library to be named after William Bulger; Bill Clinton says he passed on chance to kill Osama bin Laden

08.01.14 at 8:44 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with John DennisGerry Callahan and guest host Jon Meterparel. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

City Council President pushing for South Boston library to be named after William Bulger

City Council President Bill Linehan reportedly has submitted paperwork to the Boston Public Facilities Commission to rename the South Boston branch of the Boston Public Library after former Senate President William Bulger.

Linehan said in a statement that Bulger’s “commitment to service” is “well documented and heralded.”

Bulger, who served South Boston in the State House before moving onto the Senate, is the brother of infamous South Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger.

“Real life heroes, they’re out there,” Callahan said. “Why would we ever name a school, a branch, a library for a guy who got elected?”

Said Meterparel: “Don’t forget that Bulger was the trustee of the library in South Boston for 25 years.”

“What does that mean?” Dennis asked.

Meterparel responded: “It means he goes to a meeting once a year.”

Former President Bill Clinton says he passed on chance to kill Osama bin Laden

An Australian media outlet revealed that former President Bill Clinton told a group of Australian businessmen just hours before the 9/11 terrorist attacks that he passed on a chance to kill Osama bin Laden.

Clinton explained at a conference in Melbourne just 10 hours before the first plane hit the World Trade Center that when he was President, he opted out of killing bin Laden because the necessary operation would have also killed hundreds of innocent civilians in Afghanistan.

“That’s an insult to Navy Seals,” Callahan said.

“Does that qualify as narcissistic?” Dennis asked.

Said Callahan: “He is the definition of narcissism.”

New book claims Vice President Joe Biden swims naked, upsets female Secret Service agents

Author Robert Kessler‘s new book, “The First Family Detail,” claims that Vice President Joe Biden upsets female Secret Service agents with his habit of swimming naked.

“He swims naked in front of female Secret Service agents?” Callahan asked.

Said Meterparel: “Yes. It’s highly offensive to them.”

Tara Reid says sharknados could actually happen

“Sharknado 2: The Second One” star Tara Reid said in an interview with GQ that a sharknado could actually occur.

“You know, it actually can happen,’€ Redi told GQ. “I mean, the chances of it happening are very rare, but it can happen actually.”

“I’m not editing this,” Meterparel said as he was reading the quote.

Said Callahan: “She doesn’t sounds dumb, just unsophisticated.”