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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:58 AM

Bill Clinton named 'Father of the Year'



Former President Bill Clinton is getting props for being a good dad.

Clinton was named the “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council on Wednesday

The group selected Clinton for his “profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations,” Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee, said in the announcement.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2013/01/bill-clinton-named-father-of-the-year-153760.html?hp=r6

And conservative heads exploded.

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Reply Bill Clinton named 'Father of the Year' (Original post)
Beacool Jan 2013 OP
bigtree Jan 2013 #1
LukeFL Jan 2013 #2
Beacool Jan 2013 #7
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #3
hughee99 Jan 2013 #20
Control-Z Jan 2013 #4
SunsetDreams Jan 2013 #5
Beacool Jan 2013 #6
SunsetDreams Jan 2013 #8
Beacool Jan 2013 #10
SunsetDreams Jan 2013 #14
Beacool Jan 2013 #17
SunsetDreams Jan 2013 #18
Beacool Jan 2013 #21
AldoLeopold Jan 2013 #9
Beacool Jan 2013 #12
snooper2 Jan 2013 #24
Beacool Jan 2013 #25
snooper2 Jan 2013 #26
Beacool Jan 2013 #29
snooper2 Jan 2013 #30
Beacool Jan 2013 #31
snooper2 Jan 2013 #32
Beacool Jan 2013 #33
BlueCheese Jan 2013 #11
Beacool Jan 2013 #13
dawg Jan 2013 #15
Whisp Jan 2013 #16
Beacool Jan 2013 #19
Whisp Jan 2013 #23
BlueCheese Jan 2013 #27
Whisp Jan 2013 #34
Beacool Jan 2013 #35
Whisp Jan 2013 #36
Beacool Jan 2013 #37
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #22
Historic NY Jan 2013 #28

Response to Beacool (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:01 AM

1. I completely agree!!!

tweeted by, Chelsea Clinton ‏@ChelseaClinton

"#BillClinton named Father of the Year" I completely agree!!! #ProudDaughter http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2013/01/bill-clinton-named-father-of-the-year-153760.html

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Response to bigtree (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:03 AM

2. Awesome. He is and has been a great dad

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Response to bigtree (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:18 AM

7. They have always been very close.

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Response to Beacool (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:07 AM

3. Bullshit! I am.

 

And I have the T-shirt to prove it.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:52 AM

20. Are you sure you're not "World's Greatest Dad"? I believe that's a separate title

with a different governing body.

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Response to Beacool (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:09 AM

4. Touching and beautiful!

I hope the joys outweigh the times of trouble for them both.

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Response to Beacool (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:10 AM

5. I so love that picture!

Thank you for sharing Beacool.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:14 AM

6. Yes, I've always liked that pic too.

It was taken at the opening of the Clinton Library in Little Rock. Whatever faults Bill may have, he has been a great father. He and Hillary have been good parents and they have raised a daughter who would make any parent proud.

You're welcome.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:20 AM

8. I had never seen that one

so it was quite a treat. I love natural photos like that. You can really see the love between them.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:03 AM

10. Yes, you can.

I also like this photo from the same event.



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Response to Beacool (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:24 AM

14. I love that one

it would look great as a black and white photo.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:45 AM

17. Cool idea.

It could be a matching companion to this one, which would also look great in black and white.



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Response to Beacool (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:48 AM

18. That is an awesome pic

I love how she doesn't seem to care about the rain falling on or around her. I agree it would look great as a B&W. She is so beautiful

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:55 AM

21. Yes, she is.

It's one of my favorite pics of her. She's a trooper. I've been at events where she would stay signing stuff and posing for pics until Huma would whisper that it was time to move on. Bill is even worse, his staff almost has to drag him out of events. He loves to talk to people and hear what they have to say.

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Response to Beacool (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:48 AM

9. You obviously didn't know the Chelsea I knew

The one who burnt up the carpet in the statehouse. I was there.

Maybe they rebuilt their relationship after that, though.

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Response to AldoLeopold (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:18 AM

12. Do tell.

I have no idea what you're talking about.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:23 AM

24. you really just adore the Clintons...it's cute in a way..

Like a tween loves the Bieber LOL

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:46 PM

25. Yeah, why have a positive post about a Clinton on a Democratic board?

But it's OK to have a zillion positive posts about other Democrats, right?

I will never apologize for thinking that both Clintons are good people and deserving of praise. Are they perfect? Of course not, no one is. I have personally seen what kind of person Hillary is since her years as a NY senator. In my book she's terrific.

As for your patronizing tone, you can stick up your a..

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Response to Beacool (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:51 PM

26. come on, every thread for YEARS that has anything to do with the Clintons..

You are either gushing or a fierce defender against any possibility of a slight....

I just said it was cute...

What's wrong with cute?

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:56 PM

29. Your response dripped sarcasm and was patronizing.

As for being positive about the Clintons, well someone has to be on this board. This is definitely not a Clinton friendly site.

Do you also go throw dirt at posts about Michelle's fashion choices or Obama's cool WH pics? If you do, then I'll say that you're at least even handed.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:08 PM

30. only if they are out of style...

LOL

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #30)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:11 PM

31. Hmmm, let's just leave at that.

Ciao.......

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Response to Beacool (Reply #31)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:22 PM

32. at least tell me if you like the hamster

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #32)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:27 PM

33. The hamster is very cute.

You? Not so much.

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Response to Beacool (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:57 AM

11. I admit to being confused.

I'm an admirer of President Clinton, and acknowledge his "profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations", but what does that have to do with being a father in particular?

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Response to BlueCheese (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:20 AM

13. I don't know what criteria they use in their selection process.

But Bill has been a good father. It is evident that both Clintons adore their daughter and she adores them right back.

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Response to Beacool (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:25 AM

15. I admire President Clinton, but someone else deserves this honor more.

Not saying that he isn't a good father, but he had lots of advantages that other men do not have.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:50 AM

19. Someone pissed in your cereal this morning?

"there must have been some kind of payback, pressure or buyout for this - the way Clinton's do business."

Absolutely pathetic comment and more appropriate for a right wing site than here.

BTW, this is not a competition between Obama and Clinton.

Gee......

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Response to Whisp (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:53 PM

27. That's a little mean, don't you think?

Do you have any evidence for your claim?

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Response to Whisp (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:35 PM

35. Are we back in 2008?

Yeah sure, Obama and his campaign were milk and honey. I could list plenty of examples too, but why bother?



BTW, the reference was to Obama's lack of experience. It was not to imply that McCain would be a better choice, but that Hillary would be a better candidate against McCain. The economic collapse took care of that. At that point the Democrats could have run Mickey Mouse and the Republicans would have still lost.


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Response to Beacool (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:40 PM

36. I'm going to delete my posts.

 

This isn't the right place to say some of the stuff I did. There will be plenty of other opportunities.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #36)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:15 PM

37. Your choice.

I have always advocated free speech and dislike censure. I have never flagged or hid anyone's messages.

See you around........

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Response to Beacool (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:07 AM

22. I would prefer to see this award going to someone more economically disadvantaged.

Someone who is working hard to raise his family as opposed to someone who makes six figures every time he makes a speech.

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Response to Beacool (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:56 PM

28. The Big Dog, gets better with age.

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