This cartoon introduces a new series, Bureau of Apologies. The series is a combination of wish fulfillment and distorted reality orientation for those of us who have spent way too much time staring past the newspaper and wondering if things might have been different if only …
After watching the media circus around Candidate Clinton during the last presidential election, we thought it might be a good idea to go back in time to correct an apology that completely missed the point of the original offense. It wasn’t about cookies, folks.
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If you need to refresh your memory of the Cookie Insult, you’ll find background in this 2015 Time Magazine article – which also includes the text surrounding the incendiary remark:
“The work that I have done as a professional, a public advocate, has been aimed…to assure that women can make the choices,” Clinton continued, “whether it’s full-time career, full-time motherhood or some combination.”
Images and permissions
- The photo of the First Lady speaking into the microphone is from the National Archives. It is in the public domain.
- The chocolate chip cookie recipe is from an archived copy of whitehouse.gov, as it existed during the Bill Clinton administration.
- The First Lady’s official portrait is accessible at the White House Historical Association. It is in the public domain.
- The wavy border is from clker.com.