So, Bill Clinton’s Presidential portrait was unveiled, and what was the headline in the Clinton-hating New York Post?
WELL HUNG. Of course.
It’s all about the Clenis.
I rather like it, although it’s a bit too self-consciously Kennedyesque. And you know it’s going to bug W no end to be reminded that no amount of codpiece-stuffing, flight-suit-wearing, aircraft-carrier-landing swagger could give him the kind of sexiness that the Big Dog could achieve just by biting his lip.
Not to mention, it looks like he’s holding a newspaper and was captured in a moment of connecting with the world. And we all know that Bubble Boy doesn’t read the papers.
Anyway, let’s see what the Post had to say after the penis joke of their headline (and the criminal joke of their inside headline, “PICTURE THIS: BILL IS FRAMED.” I guess if they couldn’t impeach him, they’ll just pretend he’s a criminal).
In the unconventional creation by artist Nelson Shanks, Clinton bears a passing resemblance to former “Nightline” host Ted Koppel and has a hint of a scowl on his face.
But it was the former president’s somewhat unpresidential, somewhat louche stance in the Oval Office that had people talking from Washington to New York.
I’m not seeing the scowl. If anything, he looks slightly bemused. But the louche thing — well, I can see if you were obsessed with the guy’s penis five years after he left office and still fuming over the fact that a big sex scandal couldn’t make him half as unpopular as your boy, you might choose words like “louche” instead of “relaxed.”
And there are worse people to look like than Koppel. Though fewer toupees worse than that.
They can’t avoid getting a comment from someone at the Smithsonian, so here it is:
Carolyn Kinder Carr, chief curator at the Smithsonian, describes the portrait in programs handed out before the ceremony. She said Clinton appears “intense” and sports a “warm gaze” as if to “greet an unseen visitor.”
The Post knows that the Smithsonian is just crawling with liberals, but since it’s hanging there, what can you do?
But what about Hillary’s portrait?
The other portrait commissioned at the same time features a more-traditional profile of Sen. Clinton striking her best Susan B. Anthony dollar pose.
Get it? She’s a FEMINIST!
Oh, and haven’t we heard this word before in reference to Bill?
While many liked Hillary’s pose, some of the same people said Bill’s “Inside the Beltway” portrait looked very unpresidential.
I’ll let you all suggest how the current occupant of the White House has earned that sobriquet. But note the penis reference!
And here’s our cabdriver stand-in, a White House tourist, giving voice to the Post’s thoughts on the subject:
Carol Baker, 65, a tourist from London, said Clinton’s pose looks feminine.
“He looks very effeminate for some reason,” she said. “He ought to be wearing a white shirt.”
Ms. Baker fails to explain how wearing a white shirt increases one’s manhood. But we’ll be sure to let Worried Mom in Florida know: no blue shirts for little Brett or he might turn out to be President one day.
And now, the final dig at the Clintons, surely a reference to George Soros or Marc Rich:
Both paintings were paid for by Clinton’s friends.
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