Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    A progressive reporter I like had a great comment that went roughly like this…
    “Saying you were very poor to afford the “Houses” (plural) isn’t going to garner you a lot of sympathy.
    It’s funny to think that even billionaires can find their money to be tight at times. While in the midst of mergers or during financial turn downs, even one percenters have to watch how they spend their money and at such times, might feel ‘impoverished" even as they walk through their 25thousand square foot home towards their in ground swim pool after parking their Lexus convertible in their four car garage. It’s all a matter of perspective. I wish more of us could feel so impoverished as that. :D

    That said, It is likely that Mr. Holbert’s cartoon is accurate in predicting that statement is going to keep Ms. Clinton up late at times.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    What gets me is how Republicans talk about how wealthy the Clinton’s are perceived to be now when they scoff at her claim that they were “flat broke” when he left office 16 years ago.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    Certainly perspective has a lot to do with it. Ms. Clinto, used to the very best after their stay in the WH at taxpayer expense, was perhaps shocked at how much that lifestyle really costs when taken on without taxpayer funds to draw from. (you know free house, free food, free security, free transportation, expense account for clothes and so on.)

    So I can relate to the sticker shock she felt concerning housing costs, education costs as the family stepped back out on their own.

    But people really? Had a “problem” putting together the cash for their houses ? What, did Chelsey have some radical extravagant addition to what the rest of us pay for a college education and “borrow” for? Didn’t Bill have a “pension” of about 17K a month to fall back on? How many of us do not make that in 6 months? ($201,700.00/yr pension)

    Plus we the people pay 100K a year for “staff and office”, Secret service protection for life and medical care for life. Hillery can claim a 20K a year pension as well.

    I don’t know. Seems to me it;s a far cry from “dead broke”. I’ve been dead broke.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago


    The White House is not entirely “taxpayer expense.” The cost of the cooks and much of the staff has to be paid out of a relatively meager salary (relative to the importance of the job, Romney makes considerably more per year doing nothing). Obama’s income was mostly from books he no longer has time to write, so his income has taken quite a dive as well, as seen by his income tax returns.

  5. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 2 years ago

    Is that another 3AM call?

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Linda Tripp, who worked for the Pentagon, convinced ML not to clean it. Sounds like a set up to me.”

    As I recall, it was a set up. Investigators were pressing Tripp, who agreed to buddy up to Monica to get the dirt. Tripp got a lot of hate for what she did, but she was pressured into doing it.

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Especially when you consider that neither of the Clintons ever had an actual job.”
    Not many politicians on either side of the political fence can say they’ve ever held down a “real” job.

    “Cattle futures, White Water , the Rose Law firm billing records and the like.”
    Blah, blah, blah…. Congressional Republicans investigated Clinton nonstop for nearly six years. The most damning thing they could actually pin on Bill was that he lied about a little consensual hanky panky in the Oval Office. Of course several prominent Republicans were actively cheating on their spouses while making a big fuss about Bill’s goings on.

  8. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    Got to agree with the Truth Fairy on this on Hillary! That was a DILLY!

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago


    So Arod, perhaps you may want to look at this.

    In it we find this:

    While the President technically has to pay for his own food, he does have a number of expense accounts (see below) that he can use to purchase it.

    So no, we pick up the tab for his staff AND his food….

  10. MrGromit

    MrGromit said, over 2 years ago


    No. The only thing ACTIONABLE was perjury. There was virtually no doubt about the sleeziness of their other actions but the skirted the law. And your comment about cheating on spouses is simply your attempt at a distraction.

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I pointed out a hypocrisy, something American politics is rife with. The Congressional Republicans investigated the Clinton’s for nearly six years, going from one potential scandal to the next. The scandal Republicans were able to make stick is one that several Republicans were engaged in as well.

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