Presidential Artist Deals a Blow to Clinton Image with a Little Something Extra He Adds to His Painting

Where’s the cigar? This is hilarious. A very, very clever political statement. I spotted the big shadow on the mantel before knowing what it was. It represents so well the shadow left on the Presidential office and Clinton’s legacy. Should have worked a stain in there somehow. The painting is now a running joke, just like Bill Clinton is. He debased the highest office in our land. Bill and Hillary left a severe and disgusting stain on more than the carpets in the oval office – they besmirched the reputation of the greatest country on earth. What a fitting tribute to tricky Bill.

From IJReview:

Artist Nelson Shanks added a little something extra to the portrait of former President Bill Clinton that was hung in the National Portrait Gallery in 2006.

No, it isn’t all that seedy: It’s the shadow of the blue dress worn by Monica Lewinsky when it was infamously bespoiled by the erstwhile Philander-in-Chief.

“If you look at the left-hand side of it, there’s a mantle in the Oval Office and I put a shadow coming into the painting and it does two things,” the painter said to the Philadelphia Daily News, as was reported by Politico.

“It actually literally represents a shadow from a blue dress that I had on a mannequin, that I had there while I was painting it, but not when he was there,” he continued. “It is also a bit of a metaphor in that it represents a shadow on the office he held, or on him.”

On Twitter, there was the appropriate reaction:

It looks like the national affair that led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment will always be a stain on his record. As it turns out, it’s a stain on his national portrait, as well.

Wonder how long they’ll let the portrait hang? Probably not long now that the cat is out of the bag. Clinton was a womanizer, a weak military leader, a crook and worse. For the life of me, I can’t believe he was elected twice. But then again… we elected a current sitting Marxist twice. It’s like America has a death wish. Billy Boy started America’s accelerated slide into the abyss and Obama is shoving it over the edge. Bill Clinton left his mark on America and in the White House in more ways than one.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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