Category Archives: Bill Clinton

Bush Funeral All About Humility

Humility

Click on someone humble to enlarge the image.

The funeral for President George H. W. Bush was beautiful, and informative. W’s eulogy was touching.

I drew Bush 41 a lot, and felt like I understood him pretty well as a goofy but decent guy. And I was aware of of his other virtues like integrity, kindness, courage, high speed golfing and fishing, airplane jumping and lip reading. But hearing the speakers, all of whom were close to him and loved him, one virtue seemed to stand out – humility. Maybe that’s because it’s a rare commodity these days, especially in Washington. Anyway, former Senator Alan Simpson nailed it in his warm and witty eulogy:

Those who crave the high road of humility in Washington , DC are not bothered by heavy traffic.

Then the camera panned to  President Trump and the past presidents the front row and, well, this cartoon idea kind of jumped out.

It’s not often you get a pack of presidents together in one shot. So I try to make the most of it. Here’s a cartoon I drew when they gathered for Nixon’s funeral.

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Click a president to enlarge the image.

Maybe I’ll do the Bush bunch pondering, “If Perot hadn’t run…”

I know. I left Jimmy Carter out of the humility cartoon. It’s not the first time.

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Click a football helmet or the lump on President Ford’s head to enlarge the image.

 

 

Norms Have Changed

norms

In a PBS interview Bill Clinton pined for the old days. He griped that norms have changed. And you can’t have your way with people against their will anymore.

Norms

Well, as Jimmy Carter used to say, “life ain’t fair.”

Cos and Slick Willy

cos and slick willy

Bill Cosby admitted he slipped a girl a mickey and then slipped his, well, times were different then. But still.

The #MeToo movement may have locked up it’s first scraggly scalp in Cos.

For his malpractice Dr. Huxtable might spend the rest of his life in prison. And not only that, the film academy just gave him the boot.

Cos and Slick Willy

But possibly thanks to earlier feminists Slick Willy’s more lusterous silver scalp remains unruffled.

Clinton Revision

clinton revision

Bill Clinton survived impeachment thanks to feminists. For them, his defense of abortion rights trumped sexual assault.

You sure you don’t want to file a report, ma’am?

But now the Clinton’s are out of power and the views are a-changing.

Clinton Revision

Michelle Goldberg led the Clinton revision charge with a NYT piece announcing she believes Juanita Broaddrick’s claim that Bill raped her.

Mathew Yglesias writes in Vox that he was only in high school when Monica took a knee. But now he’s re-evaluating the Clinton years and thinks Bubba should have resigned.

Even Hillary’s senate successor, Kirsten Gillibrand, is on board the new Democratic bandwagon.

She now agrees The Big Dog should have been put down.

The economy is in good shape and the president’s jogging,
so what?

Russian Collusion

russian collusion

The Russian Nuclear firm Rosatom bought Canadian mining company Uranium One in 2010. The deal gave Putin control over 20% of the U.S. Uranium supply.

The Hill reported last week that the FBI knew that Russian nuclear officials were involved in racketeering schemes in the U.S. prior to the purchase. The Russians had also directed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation and paid Bill Clinton hundreds of thousands in speaking fees.

Robert Mueller was FBI Director when the probe of possible Russian collusion on nukes began in 2009 and James Comey was director when it ended in 2015.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State Clinton both sat on a committee that approved the Uranium One deal in 2010.

Russian Collusion

Mark Steyn’s reaction: “Fancy that! A racketeering scheme centered on the Clintons! Who’da thunk it?”

Unlike the current “Russia investigation”, where details of dawn raids on Paul Manafort are gaily leaked hither and yon, Mueller and Comey managed to keep the lid on this one for the six-plus years it was active. And happily it doesn’t seem to have obstructed either the Clintons’ or the Russians’ mutually beneficial relationship.

Hillary says this is all a bunch of baloney.