Holy s—, you guys, can you believe it? Hilary Clinton’s husband just showed up to the Golden Globes! Kidding kidding, we mean Bill Rodham Clinton. OK, sorry, we stole both of those jokes from expert hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, but it’s still pretty cool that the former president showed up to introduce Steven Spielberg’s epic, Lincoln. Apparently the appearance was kept under serious Secret Service secrecy, and the entire auditorium rose to their feet when the former Commander In Chief took the stage. He praised both the film, which is up for Best Picture in…well, pretty much every award show ever, and the president for…you know, saving the union and all.
“President Lincoln’s struggle to abolish slavery reminds us that enduring progress is forged in a cauldron of both principle and compromise,” Clinton continued. “This brilliant film shows us how he did it, and gives us hope that we can do it again.” He also found more than a few comparisons between himself and ol’ Honest Abe when describing how he strived to get the 13th Amendment passed. “A tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided Congress. Winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals that had nothing to do with the big issue. I wouldn’t know anything about that.” Lulz, so we’re laughing about his impeachment hearings now? Way to be, Prez!
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