Presidential portrait artist Nelson Shanks has revealed that he incorporated a hidden message into his painting of former US President Bill Clinton.
In an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News, the artist told the world (well, Philadelphia) that a curiously long shadow, apparently cast by the plant next to the Prez, was, in fact, cast by a mannequin in a blue dress that he had in his studio at the time he painted the portrait.
According to Mr. Shanks, he did this as an allusion to Clintonâs famous affair with White House Intern Monica Lewinski, the woman who famously, um, relieved The Presidentâs stress levels - before using her highly prized oral skills to catapult herself into a career in shit telly, low-level celebrity and (I kid you not) fashion design.
âHave the same handbag that I put down on the Oval Office couch in order to sexually service our nationâs president! Just $9.99â the ad copy (probably) says, as the glass ceiling lowers to the point that it actually constricts the breathing of female professionals the world over.
The worst of it was that, although Iâll grant you that Monika was better looking than Hillary, she was still a bit of a minger.
Aaaaaanyway, getting back to the point somewhat, the inclusion of the blue dress hints at the DNA evidence (and I flat-out am not saying what kind of âevidenceâ, but Iâll pretend it was âspitâ. Hell, maybe it was!) that was famously left on Lewinskiâs blue dress. Basically, Shanks was trying to make a point about âthe shadowâ that Clinton cast on the office of President. Or something.
Eventually, after famously denying that he had enjoyed âsexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinskiâ (possibly as much ashamed of her slightly minging appearance as the fact that heâd lied to the Nation), Clinton was forced to fess up, and Americaâs right-wing press had a field day.
Therefore, according to Mr. Shanks, Bill Clinton is âprobably the most famous liar of all timeâ.
Apparently, Mr. Shanks was knocked quite severely on the head and was completely unconscious for the 8 f*cking years that George W. Bush treated America (and the rest of the world) like his own personal nymphomaniac intern.
During the course of this era of idiocy, Bush openly lied about âsecuring weapons of mass destruction in Iraqâ and then used said disinformation to lead an illegal invasion/occupation of another country.
Oh yeah, he also rigged an election, too (probably).
Now, perhaps I should cut Mr. Shanks some slack, I mean, after all, during Bushâs reign of terror, Dubya could have been shagging every White House intern in the damned building five times a night, but nobody could tell because he was there were too many bombs whizzing about in a war that cost TWO TRILLION DOLLARS and resulted in 174,000 dead Iraqis (with 123,000 of that number being innocent civilians whose only crime was that they lived in Iraq), just so he could earn a bit of extra bank for his dadâs golf buddies.
So yeah, nicely done.
Now, Iâm not defending Clinton for scoring a BJ outside the confines of his marriage (however, if even half the stuff Iâve heard about marriage is true, then thatâs the only place he was likely to find one!), Iâm just saying that Clintonâs âdark shadowâ concerned an extra marital affair, the worst consequence of which was the rise of Monica Lewinski as a quasi-celebrity â" his wife didnât even chuck him over it. Whereas, if weâre playing the âblame gameâ here, his successorâs portrait should feature him snorting cocaine off of a Guantanamo prisoner and wiping his arse with the US flag, whilst at the same time dancing naked atop an oil tower crudely fashioned from hundreds of dead Iraqi civilians. Thatâs all.