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To save you the time of asking, no, this is not satire:
The National Father’s Day Council has announced its selection for the 2013 “Father of the Year” award — President Bill Clinton.
“We are extremely honored to have President Clinton accept this award for Father of the Year,” says Dan Orwing, Chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee. “With the profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations, President Clinton exemplifies the attributes that we celebrate through the father of the year award.”
The award will be presented at the 72nd annual Father of the Year Awards in New York City on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
There were several runners-up for the honor (as matter of fact, Anthony Weiner was close, but… no cigar). In the end though, Bill Clinton had something the judges look for in a “Father of the Year” recipient: A child whose most indelible memory of dear old dad is having watched him be impeached for lying to a grand jury about schtupping a 22 year old intern in the Oval Office while his wife was in another room down the hall.
In 2007 the same organization gave the award to another world class dad — a beacon of monogamy and faithfulness who led kids by example. You might recognize him: