Political cartoon from 1999 predicted 2016 Hillary Clinton. Well, some of 2016 Hillary Clinton.

Political cartoon from 1999 predicted 2016 Hillary Clinton. Well, some of 2016 Hillary Clinton.
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On Tuesday, much of the Democratic Party agreed that Hillary Clinton had claimed enough delegates to become the party's presidential candidate. On Wednesday, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes reminded her Twitter followers that if Bernie supporters thought early June was too early to call the race for Hillary, Telnaes had already called it way back in 1999.

"Sir, I think I figured out what the Clinton legacy is," a man says, presumably to Bill Clinton but also possibly to an alternate universe Jay Leno. Remember when the "Clinton Legacy" referred to Bill? This writer doesn't!

But history remembers Hillary's spell as first lady for work on health care and at the UN, not to mention she'd already gone to Yale Law School and investigated President Nixon. So Telnaes probably wasn't the only one to recognize Mrs. Clinton's political aspirations and potential. But in 2016 it sure seems prophetic.

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Same haircut as the cartoon?
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The simple picture of course doesn't include Donald Trump, sexism, Bernie Sanders, sexism, and hot sauce-gate, but it's good soothsaying work nonetheless. Bravo, Telnaes. Now whip up the same cartoon for Michelle Obama.

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