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!