Columnist Has Some Plans for ‘Honoring’ the Clintons

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By: E&P Staff

Every year, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) gives its Sitting Duck Award to someone who’s an easy target for columnists.

Past winners have included Universal Press Syndicate columnist Ann Coulter, Alberto Gonzales, Donald Rumsfeld, Martha Stewart, and others.

At this month’s June 19-22 NSNC conference in New Orleans, columnist Bob Haught plans to nominate Hillary and Bill Clinton. Haught told E&P he mentioned that plan during a speech earlier this week at the Tulsa Press Club.

Haught was in Tulsa to promote his new book “The POTUS Chronicles: Bubba Between the Bushes,” which looks at the last three presidents.

The columnist also held book signings at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Okla.; and at the public library in his hometown of Marlow, Okla.

Haught, a political humorist, jokingly called on fellow columnists to drape their computers in black this weekend to observe the end of the Clintons on the presidential/presidential-campaign stage.

“Pundits wrote her political epitaph in early May,” commented Haught. “Her husband had already committed political suicide by some of the things he said in trying to help her win the Democratic nomination.”

The columnist added: “It’s sad to contemplate American political life without the Clintons being front and center. One or both of them were a constant source of material for commentary.”

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