. . .is Bill Clinton.
Clinton was named the “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council on Wednesday.
The group selected Clinton for his “profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations,” Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee, said in the announcement.
Profound generosity, tireless dedication to his public office and the rest of it are well and good. But what do they specifically have to do with Fatherhood? “Tireless dedication” to one’s work can well mean neglecting one’s children. No disrespect to the former president, but his one daughter is all grown up now, so what made him such a good dad this particular year?
Who might be better candidates for Father of the Year?