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This Modern World

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October
Year
1994
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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?

Clinton: ulp!

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!

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