THIS MODERN WORLD
by TOM TOMORROW
This week, this modern world examines the question on everyone's mind: If the Clinton Administration were an old TV show, what show would it be?
Man: Why--I myself have spent hours pondering this very topic!
Woman: As have I! This comic strip certainly has a metaphorical finger on the nation's pulse!
Maybe the original Star Trek, for instance... Al Gore would make a terrified Mr. Spock--though Bill Clinton doesn't exactly seem to have Captain Kirk's--well--decisiveness...
Gore: Captain--Sensors Indicate political turbulence dead ahead!
Clinton: Well--change course! No--keep going! Fire phaser! Wait--hold your fire! Abandon ship! No--wait--
Or how about Batman--though in that case, we're not quite sure who would portray Robin...
Gore: But--but--I thought I was your crime-fighting sidekick!
Hilary Clinton: You wanna sleep on the bat-couch tonight, Batman?
Perhaps most appropriate would be The Mod Squad--in which, if memory serves, a trio of baby boomers spoke of change and idealism--while working diligently to uphold the status quo...
Clinton: Like, NAFTA is really groovy, man!
Gore: And dig--cutting the military budget extensively would be a real bummer!
Hilary: Right on, man!