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Eddie Haskell=Bill Clinton? Hmmm…..

Leslie Brown

I’m not trying to start anything, but has anyone ever seen Bill Clinton, and Eddie Haskell at the same place at the same time? I’m just sayin’

Physical characteristics match up if we throw some paunch and a little rosacea on Eddie, and the weaselly, two-faced manner is unmistakable. Let’s look at more evidence….shall we?

Eddie Haskell was the smart-mouthed best-friend of Wally Cleaver. The character, played in the original series by Ken Osmond, has become a cultural reference, recognized as an archetype for insincere sycophants. Ward Cleaver once remarked that “[Eddie] is so polite, it’s almost un-American”.[1]

Eddie was known for his neat grooming[2]—hiding his shallow and sneaky character. Typically, Eddie would greet his friends’ parents with overdone good manners and often a compliment such as, “That’s a lovely dress you’re wearing, Mrs. Cleaver.” However, when no parents were around, Eddie was always up to no good—either conniving with his friends or picking on Wally’s younger brother, Beaver. Eddie’s two-faced style was also typified by his efforts to curry favor by trying to talk to adults at the level he thought they would respect, such as referring to their children as Theodore (Beaver’s much-disliked given name) and Wallace, even though the parents called them Beaver and Wally.

A weaselly wise guy, Eddie could be relied upon to connive and instigate schemes with his friends—schemes for which they would be in the position of blame , if (and usually when) caught.(1)

Now, let’s take a look-see at good ol’ Billy-boy….(first quote re: Osama bin-laden recorded 9/10/2001)

“I could have killed him, but I would have had to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children,” Clinton said. “And then I would have been no better than him.”(2)

Every time Republicans win a secretary of state job, seems like they try to restrict voting rights, and I really don’t like that too much,” Clinton said.

If Republicans take over Congress, Clinton claimed, “they would simply shut the government down over and over and over again.”

Asked by reporters if Hillary Clinton could win Iowa, Bill Clinton reportedly replied, “I won it twice!” Yet as Politico’s Maggie Haberman noted, he lost the 1992 Iowa caucuses, finishing third behind Senator Harkin and Paul Tsongas.

One of Bill Clinton’s great achievements as president was to win passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a tariff reduction treaty that his Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers has described, together with other tariff reductions through GATT/WTO, as “the largest tax cut in the history of the world.” Yet at the Iowa Steak Fry, Clinton danced away from that accomplishment, emphasizing what he called “fair trade and not just free trade.”(3)

I don’t know, but I think there is some pretty compelling evidence, and as I was taught during my lame Master’s, “further research is warranted.”

(1)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Haskell#Character_overview
(2)http://time.com/3070889/bill-clinton-bin-laden (audio tape also)
Chilling audio of former President Bill Clinton admitting that he turned down an opportunity to attack Osama bin Laden during his presidency was recently uncovered by Sky News Australia. The audio was recorded on September 10, 2001, one day before the 9/11 attacks which claimed nearly 3,000 lives and dramatically impacted the course of global history.
(3)http://www.newsmax.com/IraStoll/Clinton-Republicans-Iowa-Steak-Fry/2014/09/15/id/594707/

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http://www.newsmax.com/IraStoll/Clinton-Republicans-Iowa-Steak-Fry/2014/09/15/id/594707/

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  1. Don

    Why do you want to smear Ken Osmond A.K.A. Eddie Haskell???? In real life the actor who played Eddie Haskell became a L.A. Police Officer from 1970–1988 and was even wounded in the line of duty while in a foot chase in 1980. Something billy boy could never become because he is a dope smoking hippy who you all know damn well inhaled.I know it is just a joke to compare the wise cracking Eddie Haskell to billy boy, but it is a dishonor to the real man behind the character of Eddie Haskell.

    • Leslie Brown

      Good point! Nah, I love the show and, cast of Leave it to Beaver! It’s all in good fun! Thank you for your comment! LB

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