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Top of the Pops: Bill Clinton named father of the year
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Posted on 06/11/2013 10:28:50 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Top of the Pops: Bill Clinton named father of the year Mon, Jun 10 2013

By Francesca Trianni

NEW YORK, June 10 (Reuters) - He's been commander in chief, Time magazine's 1993 man of the year, had hopes of becoming "First Laddie" of the United States and now former U.S. President Bill Clinton is in line for a new title - Father of the Year.

The non-profit National Father's Day Council plans to award him that honor at a New York fundraiser for Save the Children on Tuesday.

Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, was just 12 years old when the family moved into the White House and Bill Clinton and wife former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton worked to keep her out of the limelight.

One of the most iconic images of the family to come out of that period was when the three were photographed, walking hand in hand across the White House lawn to a waiting helicopter shortly after the news broke of Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. That scandal lead to Clinton's impeachment for perjury.

Chelsea Clinton, now 33 and a special correspondent for NBC News, said on Twitter "I completely agree!!!" when the award was first made public in January.

The National Father's Day Council cited Clinton's philanthropy work through the William J. Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative, both started after he left the White House in 2001.

In addition to his charity work, Bill Clinton appeared on the campaign trail in 2008 when Hillary Clinton ran for president, joking that if she was elected his honorific title could be "First Laddie."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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1 posted on 06/11/2013 10:28:50 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

This is satire, right?


2 posted on 06/11/2013 10:29:37 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is a 3 bag barfer-—


3 posted on 06/11/2013 10:30:17 AM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Accepting the award for Bill Clinton, the ghost of Webster Hubbell...”


4 posted on 06/11/2013 10:30:44 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sub-Driver

5 posted on 06/11/2013 10:31:27 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good for him. All that is left for his prize-shelf is “Husband of the Year.”


6 posted on 06/11/2013 10:31:41 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Sub-Driver
Bill Clinton named father of the year

Did he go roaming some night and have some more recently?

7 posted on 06/11/2013 10:31:59 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He's in good company...

8 posted on 06/11/2013 10:32:05 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Sub-Driver

Master blaster.

Bill Clinton, the puke of society.

Sorry, one mention of this scumbag, I can’t help it.


9 posted on 06/11/2013 10:32:11 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Sub-Driver

Almost as big a joke as the parvenu obama winning the Nobel peace prize


10 posted on 06/11/2013 10:33:12 AM PDT by von tirpitz
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To: left that other site

It’s on Reuters webpage. It shows how f’d up we are as major tabloid selects Mr. Clinton Lewinsky as father of the year. You think they would have named the dude in Pa. with 20+ with an assortment of several women.


11 posted on 06/11/2013 10:33:45 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Sub-Driver

Chelsea was looking forward to a big Stanford basketball game when the Monica story broke. She was summoned to Camp David for a photo op then left in a cabin for the weekend while Clinton played 36 holes of golf both days.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 10:34:39 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Sub-Driver

When did Bill’s girlfrinds mouths give birth?


13 posted on 06/11/2013 10:35:34 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: KarlInOhio

14 posted on 06/11/2013 10:35:50 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t see a problem.

Bill Clinton is just as deserving of this award as Obama was of receiving the Nobel Peace prize.

“The non-profit National Father’s Day Council plans to award him that honor at a New York fundraiser for Save the Children on Tuesday. “

You see this is the way it works. The non profit is looking to profit big time by having a fund raiser with Bill Clinton there, they know a lot of celebrity hounds and ass-kissers will be there passing out money. If they presented the award to Joe Schmoe they wouldn’t raise much. The award means nothing and they want to make a buck off Bubba.,


15 posted on 06/11/2013 10:36:28 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess Anthony Weiner was all booked up.


16 posted on 06/11/2013 10:36:30 AM PDT by Lake Living
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To: kenmcg

Chelsea was a teenager when the Lewinsky scandal broke.

To put his own daughter through such embarrassment and humiliation, just to satisfy his own lusts, is a form of child abuse.

JMO.


17 posted on 06/11/2013 10:38:11 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Sub-Driver
Yep...he's a great father figure < / s>


18 posted on 06/11/2013 10:38:13 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: left that other site

It just made Ms. Clinton-Mezvinsky that much stronger.

The MSM will tout that when she starts running for office.


19 posted on 06/11/2013 10:39:46 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Sub-Driver

Aww gee, I thought it would be somebody like Homeboy Simpson

20 posted on 06/11/2013 10:43:09 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: nascarnation

Eyew...didn’t think of it that way, but I can see the articles already.

Yuck.


21 posted on 06/11/2013 10:43:24 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Sub-Driver

The question is:

How many chilluns does he have?...........


22 posted on 06/11/2013 10:45:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Sub-Driver
Clinton set such a great example for his daughter. He taught her women can be used as whores and as president he will do as he pleases because he can.
23 posted on 06/11/2013 10:45:51 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

For which child?


24 posted on 06/11/2013 10:46:37 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Sub-Driver
DIRT-X-POTUS41:
"THE FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY"


25 posted on 06/11/2013 10:46:41 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Sub-Driver

I certainly would not give Bill Clinton the Father of the Year Award, but I live in the Mid South and have followed the Cliton’s antics for close to 35 years. Bill was the one that spent time with his daughter, taking her to school and birthday parties. He was actually a good father when he wasn’t cheating on her mom.


26 posted on 06/11/2013 10:48:01 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Sub-Driver

Most of those awards are just liberals rewarding other liberals for their great contributions to liberalism.


27 posted on 06/11/2013 10:48:16 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Sub-Driver

BJ Clinton the liar?


28 posted on 06/11/2013 10:50:51 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: left that other site

Why not Husband of the year ?


29 posted on 06/11/2013 10:51:45 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Sub-Driver

Did they poll Bernard Lewinsky?


30 posted on 06/11/2013 10:53:01 AM PDT by South40
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To: faithhopecharity

Husband Of The Year








Just one contestant in the growing field.

ML/LTOS


31 posted on 06/11/2013 10:59:19 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Sub-Driver

Real fathers are faithful to a child’s mother...


32 posted on 06/11/2013 11:03:12 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Oh hog wash he was trolling for other kids Moms


33 posted on 06/11/2013 11:10:07 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: dead

Post of the day


34 posted on 06/11/2013 11:10:43 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wasn’t there anyone more deserving? Like some guy who didn’t cheat on the mother of his child?


35 posted on 06/11/2013 11:11:57 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Top of the Pops: Bill Clinton named father of the year Mon, Jun 10 2013

When is he going to get 'Baby-Daddy of the Year'?

36 posted on 06/11/2013 11:17:15 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Father of the Year???...Funny!!!
37 posted on 06/11/2013 11:19:54 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: 1rudeboy
Good for him. All that is left for his prize-shelf is “Husband of the Year.”

You forgot the most obvious award for Clinton.

"Celibate of the Century"

(he just barely beat Wilt Chamberlain and Hugh Hefner)

38 posted on 06/11/2013 11:35:21 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: BwanaNdege
"The non-profit National Father's Day Council"

Now THAT is evidence for corruption in the IRS Non-Profit Exemption section!

39 posted on 06/11/2013 11:37:48 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Venturer
"You see this is the way it works. The non profit is looking to profit big time by having a fund raiser with Bill Clinton there, they know a lot of celebrity hounds and ass-kissers will be there passing out money. If they presented the award to Joe Schmoe they wouldn’t raise much. The award means nothing and they want to make a buck off Bubba."

Excellent analysis!

Looking at their past awards winners, it appears they select several with high name recognition, plus a few ordinary Joes and an occasional, "Aw, he's a really great guy" serviceman, fireman, etc.

"The National Father’s Day Committee, an entity of the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, each year confers Father of the Year Honors on contemporary lifestyle leaders of our culture whose lives are dedicated to family, citizenship, charity, civility, responsibility and reverence. The funds raised by our Annual Father of the Year Awards Presentation are directed to the support of worthwhile concerns affecting men, fathers, and families. The objective of our program is to enhance the meaning of Father’s Day and encourage universal observance."

1942 Douglas MacArthur
1945 Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Frederic March, Harry S. Truman
1955 Don Ameche, Sid Caesar, George H. Combs, Alvin Dark, Danny Kaye, Basil O’Conner, Jonas Salk, Merriman Smith
1965 Frank Blair, Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Gifford, Lorne Greene, Robert M. Hutchins, Jonathan Winters
1978 Tom Brokaw, Arthur Burns, Yul Brynner, Hugh L. Carey, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., Thurman Munson, Thomas O”Neill, William Safire, John Sirica, Eugene B. Spitz, MD, Dick Van Patten
2009 Al Unser, Sr., Jonathan M. Tisch, George Stephanopoulos, Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski, General D.H. Petraeus, & Ronald Wurtzburger, "All-Star" Dad - Robert Wunder
2013 President Bill Clinton, Terry J. Lundgren, Ashok Sani All-Star Dad: Major Jackson Drumgoole II, U. S. Army

"Father of the Year Honors"

40 posted on 06/11/2013 11:59:35 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Sub-Driver
Cu.Come to daddy!
41 posted on 06/11/2013 12:02:02 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: twister881

LOL. I knew that picture would show up on this thread.


42 posted on 06/11/2013 12:10:31 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s almost as good as winning a Nobel prize for peace...


43 posted on 06/11/2013 12:44:55 PM PDT by folkquest (I plan on being cranky for the next 4 years. Hope to crack a political smile at the midterms!)
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To: nickcarraway
There's only one.









Danny
44 posted on 06/11/2013 6:43:45 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("New Yorks Finest" are now "The Untouchables")
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To: dead
“Accepting the award for Bill Clinton, the ghost of Webster Hubbell...”

Hey, the Hubster is still alive! Like Abe Vigoda, but without voting rights!

45 posted on 06/11/2013 7:52:25 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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