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Daddy Clinton

Jan 21, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 18 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
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It’s understandable that years of war and economic struggle have made many long for the relatively halcyon days of the 1990s, but how far are we really prepared to go to rehab Bill Clinton’s image? Wait, don’t answer that question just yet:

 The National Father’s Day Council announced [last week] that it has selected President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, as a 2013 “Father of the Year” Award recipient. The awards will be presented at the 72nd Annual Father of the Year Awards in New York City on Tuesday, June 11.

The Scrapbook is wondering if Bernard Lewinsky is available for comment. In any event, it’s about time someone feted Bill Clinton for forcing millions of parents to have that awkward sex talk with their kids years before they planned to. Heaven knows Bubba is perpetually short of opportunities to bask in adoration. Still, we’re not planning to be there for the “Father of the Year” festivities in the ballroom of Manhattan’s Grand Hyatt this June, contemplating the example our former president set for his only daughter with his repeated humiliations of her mother. 

We were going to close with a joke about falling standards, but then we noted who the 2007 recipient of the National Father’s Day Council award was: former senator and distinguished cad John Edwards.

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