Jennifer(?) & Bubba Win "Man of the Year" Awards
It’s that time of year again when the liberals start dishing out their awards. This year’s first big laugh goes to Esquire magazine who just awarded Bill Clinton in this month’s edition as the “Most Influential Man in the World”.
The magazine has designated him as “the most powerful agent of change in the world” despite his lack of electoral standing and the fact he was laid low by a heart attack ahead of last year’s presidential election.
The magazine highlights Clinton’s accomplishments in its December issue, which goes on newsstands on Thursday, profiling the world’s “Best and Brightest” men and women.
Since leaving office, Clinton has been so active that his post-presidency amounts to “a third term” for the Democrat who held the White House from 1992 to 2000, the magazine said. He has tackled global issues from AIDS, poverty and global warming to the recovery from last December’s Indian Ocean tsunami.
Wow! Now that was quite a year! What influence! Since when does crossing the globe asking for donations qualify you as the most influential man of the world? If that were true then, shouldn’t the French rioters or the State of Louisiana have won this year?
Esquire editor David Granger argued that Clinton was poised to become “something like a president of the world or at least a president of the world’s non-governmental organizations.”
(A liberal wet dream!)
But it will mean giving up a leadership role in the Democratic party or pushing the political career of his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, seen as a 2008 White House contender.
In the article, Clinton said that he remained loyal to his party, adding: “I’m not the leader of the opposition anymore.”
It’s too bad Bill chose not to use all of that influence to capture Osama after his repeated attacks on the US, or promote democracy in the Middle East, or persuade Saddam to give up his weapons that Bill and pals talked about so often.
Bill could have even used his influence to persuade China to release a jailed journalist if he wanted to. It’s just sad that he has let all of that power of persuasion go to waste except on White House interns.
Oh, and if you needed more reason to laugh at the latest liberal awards, GQ gave its “Man of the Year” award this year to an actress!
Gina Cobb likens the “Clintons to Weathervanes.”
The Anchoress is a tad more descriptive than I was… just a tad!
And, Political Teen has Bill Clinton singing another tune a few years back.