Sounds legitimate: Bill Clinton scoops up Father of the Year award

On the plus side, Bill Clinton winning “Father of the Year” is proof that there’s at least one award in the last 12 months that didn’t go to Lena Dunham. So, who exactly sponsors this award? It’s chosen by the National Father’s Day Committee, and the list of winners stretches all the way back to 1942, when Gen. Douglas MacArthur was lauded.

The mission of the Father’s Day Council is to highlight “contemporary role model mothers and fathers and their importance in the family.” National Review’s Jim Geraghty dug up a few recent winners.

Sounds legitimate to us. But is Clinton really the father of the year? It depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is.

Thanks for all you’ve done, Mr. President!

  • Clayton Grant

    There has to be some mistake. Maybe it’s a misprint and he was named Farter of the Year for all those stinkers he’s told.

  • Ron Lyster

    How utterly vile.

    • Jeremy

      yeah very vile indeed.

  • Jeremy

    What a damn joke this sounds like something The Onion would put out.

    • Milodactyl™

      This isn’t the onion!!? How did I get in here!

  • CR

    Giving new meaning to the phrase “Who’s your daddy?”

    Confused, though, because Chris Rock told me Obama was my dad… How could Obama NOT be father of the year, he has a whole comprehensive program designed to supervise his kids and he’s really good at punishing the ones who disagree with him….

  • Jeremy
  • $27789750

    His ‘kid’ is nearly middle aged. How come no one noticed before this? He looks foolish accepting it after all these years.

  • disappearing moderate

    Next year- Alec Baldwin.

  • Rulz

    Wait…..they gave this award to John Edwards in the past??

  • J.N. Ashby

    Searching for a joke about Antonio Cromartie here….gimme a minute.

  • Steve_J

    NFDC is just as credible as the Nobel Peace Prize committee.

  • Lyle

    Father of what?

  • LegalizeShemp

    Liberals give out awards based on whether you’re a liberal or not, not based on whether you actually deserve the award.

    • marcellucci

      You mean like Cabinet posts?

  • LegalizeShemp

    “Hey, we were great fathers too, do we get an award?”, Sincerely, Ryan O’ Neal, Shawn Kemp, Peter the Great, Sam Grizzle, Bing Crosby, Darth Vader, Marvin Gaye Sr., Karl Malone, Woody Allen, Ivan the Terrible, Alec Baldwin, Lot, and Michael “Balcony” Jackson.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Who’s next? Flavor Flav?

  • Elaine

    I thought there was going to be a ban on Father’s & Mother’s Day so people wouldn’t be offended? I heard it was to be Parent #1 and Parent #2? Wonder who decides which is which?

    • Bathing Suit Area

      And yet here we are, discussing a father of the year award. It’s almost as if the political correctness boogeyman that’s threatening to take away your words actually IS just a figment of your imagination.

  • sukietawdry

    This is the second father of the year award he’s picked up in the last couple of years. What gives?

  • NixTyranny

    Did the award come with a box of cigars?

    • arttie

      and a virgin humidor?

  • Rich

    April fools day comes twice a year now?

  • Milodactyl™

    What!? I didn’t even know MacArthur had any children…. never mind….. Wild Bill….LMFAO

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    I highly doubt that Clinton was around much for his daughter, but I’m sure he was aroused much around her friends.

  • $23089169

    Because every token feminist’s child deserves a misogynist father…

  • mickeyco

    Such an insult to all the good, non-public fathers I know. My sons, my friends and neighbors. They actually stay home with their kids, play baseball, teach them right from wrong and love them. Disgusting.

  • neoface

    Gennifer Flowers had to abort a child during their 11 year affair! Yes, that is the sign of a great father. Someone should ask Chelsea if Clinton is a good father, I don’t mean giving her $2 million dollar wedding type of good father.

  • Zefal

    He did go and retrieve Chelsea’s MIA ski bum husband off the slopes for her.

  • stratman51

    I think they meant to give him the “Who’s yo daddy” award.

  • Ronald

    It’s a slow day on Twitchy I guess. Yawn.

  • $24161998

    That’s even too on the nose for an SNL skit…they’d give that a single passing thought and say: “Nah, no one would find that funny.”

  • Jim Jones

    This disgusts me as a Father. Anyone that admittedly (or forced to by getting caught in a lie) f..ks around on his wife does not deserve this honor. He is a PIG. Women have caused this to happen by allowing this PIG to get away with this. How many photo ops have I seen with Women candidates that have their pictures taken with him and have asked for his support. The real war on women is waged by Dems and women in that party.