No, I’m not being sarcastic. Not at all.
Acknowledgments of the 42nd President’s 73rd birthday have been sparse and muted today, because, well, you know. Nevertheless, he is one of the dedicated, brave and patriotic 44 public servants (remember, Grover Cleveland counts twice!) to take on the killing, brutal, near impossible challenge of the biggest job in the world.
Almost 10% of our Presidents have been shot; another three were shot at. Almost 20% have died in office.
I was never a fan, indeed I began my first ethics website because nobody in the media was discussing the ethical implications of Monica Madness. As with all Presidents, however, President Clinton deserves a measure of honor and respect for taking on the job.
And he did balance the budget once.