Actress, Writer, First Female President

This was my¬†answer that’s printed in my 4th grade yearbook to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

(Well, 2 out of 3…)

Speaking of Hillary Clinton though, earlier this year I unearthed¬†this 1996 cartoon in some elementary-school treasures my mom kept for me. (The junk-to-treasure ratio is unbalanced, for sure, but it’s hard to complain when there’s¬†a find like this at the bottom of the stack.)

I love it for a couple of reasons. First, my feminist leanings were showing, even then. (Though I “campaigned” for Dole/Kemp that year and thought I liked Rush Limbaugh, I’ve always been a little feminazi, to use one of RL’s imaginative¬†terms of non-endearment.)

But also, guys, it’s actually¬†funny. I was only 12 in April of 1996, but damn. I was a clever little dweeb. (And I knew it, too…I recall with a cringe. Remember when Liz Lemon goes home for her high school reunion, and she discovers that¬†she was actually the mean girl to all the popular girls and not the other way around? I was probably the worst. But so were they. All 12-year-olds are the worst. Fact.)

And finally, Garfield. What a lovable little curmudgeon. I love how much I loved Garfield. I still do. He taught me a lot about jokes. And the value of naps.

I hope you read the whole thing and enjoy it, but if not, I transcribed the final 3 frames:

Oprah: Now welcome our present first lady, Hillary Clinton!
*applause* Mrs. Clinton, what are your issues?

Hillary: Childcare.

Oprah: Oh, nice.

Hillary: And don’t forget cat care. Those cute things.

Garfield: That is one smart woman! Makes me proud to be an American.

Hillary: And a 100% increase in lasagna.

Oprah: Great idea, Hillary.

Garfield: Well, these women sure are smart cookies… That reminds me…

(just. c’mon.)

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Follow your heart and mind on Tuesday, of course. But think about it: a 100% increase in lasagna could do us all some good.

 

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