Bill Clinton parodies wife's epic photo
April 1st, 2014
08:19 AM ET
8 years ago

Bill Clinton parodies wife's epic photo

(CNN) - In a photo posted from Bill Clinton's Twitter account just after midnight on Tuesday, the former President is sitting in a military airplane, reading some kind of device and sporting a pair of sunglasses.

Look familiar?

"I'm following my leader!" the tweet read.

[twitter-follow screen_name='politicalticker'] [twitter-follow screen_name='KilloughCNN']

The image appears to be Bill Clinton edited into his wife's Twitter profile picture, a meme-friendly image that went viral in 2012. The former secretary of state can be seen staring down at her BlackBerry on a C-17 transport to Libya while wearing a pair of shades.

hillary clinton phone

The photo on Bill Clinton's Twitter account has the same people in the background, only it's the former President who's seen glaring at a device.

Hillary Clinton tweeted back: "Well, that explains what happened to my iPad!"

The original photo, taken by Diana Walker for Time magazine, inspired the tumblr, "Texts from Hillary," which kicked off in April 2012. Using memes, the website imagines conversations that Clinton has with celebrities or political figures who are also shown looking at their phone.

Hillary Clinton embraced the website, inviting Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe, the co-creators of "Texts from Hillary," to her office and presenting them with her own version of the meme.

Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Yes, on Hillary16. Period.
    PS: just don't watch Fox garbage.

    April 1, 2014 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    I wonder if somebody would start a Cruz web site with is face memed into Dr. Seuss scenarios.

    April 1, 2014 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  3. AbnRanger1984

    It is no secret that Hillary Clinton hates the US military; probably has something to do with her marriage to a former draft-dodger. Funny–or maybe just pathetic–how these gutless politicians who never have risked their precious, elitist hides use our military assets as photo-op backgrounds.

    Four men died and Hillary lied. Remember Benghazi.

    April 1, 2014 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  4. Luckjoe

    CNN = Clinton News Network

    April 1, 2014 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  5. tarura

    How's that Russian rest button working for ya, Hillary ?

    You can run, but you can't hide – it's a sniper fire now !

    April 1, 2014 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    Cool picture!

    April 1, 2014 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  7. Brickell Princess

    I would love to have her as our next President.

    April 1, 2014 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  8. Gabbo

    This is why they call this the Clinton News Network. Uggghhh.

    April 1, 2014 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  9. Anonymous

    There are no jobs now if she get it we are in trouble

    April 1, 2014 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  10. Ron

    Why must everything be overdramatized? The word "epic" (as used in your headline) to describe a stage-managed snapshot that wasn't especially notable is ridiculous.

    April 1, 2014 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  11. Thinkergal

    Love Hilary! Go, Girl! 2016!!! BTW, Bill did not dodge the draft. He had a student deferment just as many of my college friends did.

    April 1, 2014 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  12. Harold Read

    Hillary 2016!!!
    She did a phenomenal job catching the people involved in the assassination of the US Ambassador in Libya!
    Wait.. They never caught anyone of the heavily armed and organized group of militia because it was just a spontaneous group of protestors upset about the YouTube movie.

    They did capture the YouTube director and tossed him in jail!

    April 1, 2014 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  13. Tiki Tom

    All the people slamming Hillary are GOP that are scrapping at anything they can. If she runs she will destroy whover the GOP has to run against her. She has done a lot of good for the country. The countries majority love her and so deoes many countries.

    The GOP have NO ONE that can touch her and right now the GOP is at a histroical LOW for popularity and accomplishments. I know the GOP will bring up Bill's Scandal with the chick but the USA doesn't care anymore, the ran that over years ago and the puclic thinks its okay. As for the Libya thing, people know that there is more behind it then what the public knows and it won't stick.

    Another thing, a woman for president.. now is the best time for it to happen and with the GOP doing such a crapy job and treating womens rights like crap... YEA.. GOP suck it. better luck in 2020 and later.

    April 1, 2014 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  14. TiredOfLibs

    No more Clintons, no more Bushs, no more of their cronies, no more entrenched political hacks. Let's return our government back to the people and Constitution. We need to go after every politian or their family that ever signed on to a law that raided social security and confiscate all there riches to pay back SS. We need to bring back the citizen legislator and let the states select the senators.

    April 1, 2014 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  15. De Odorizer

    "...Gabbo _ _ _ _ This is why they call this the Clinton News Network. Uggghhh."
    Then what are you doing here? Shouldn't you be watching Flush Bimbo and the Faux News?

    April 1, 2014 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  16. Hogan's Goat

    Yeah, the poor Republicans are toast and they can't understand why. They've made it as clear as possible that women and minorities should rejoice at being second-class citizens again, as God intended, and that they are going to save us from having our kids understand science and get them all back to plowing and planting, as God intended. Why won't people vote for them?
    "Four men died and Hillary lied. Remember Benghazi." It's this kind of propaganda attack that's flushed your party where it belongs.Lied about what? How many died in embassy attacks under Lord Cheney? You make up silly stuff and pretend it's real and wonder why people call you crazy.

    April 1, 2014 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  17. S.B. Stein

    Is this done by Bill to support Hillary or to have a bit of fun at her expense?

    April 1, 2014 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  18. fred flanders

    UGGGGHHHH!!! Fear this.

    April 1, 2014 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  19. Rick McDaniel

    Hillary will be worse than Obama.......just in case you didn't know the truth.

    April 1, 2014 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  20. Rudy NYC


    How's that Russian reset button working for ya, Hillary ?
    Why is it that Russian relations needed a resetting in the first place? Because Bush and the Republicans had really ticked them off, so much so that they invaded Georgia in 2008. One thing that megalomaniacs do not like is to be publicly embarassed or humiliated, and Bush had handed out plenty of that to "his friend" that he had looked in the eye.

    April 1, 2014 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  21. Chris

    All from a person who that says she hasnt driven a car since 1996. Sure in touch with your voters.

    April 1, 2014 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  22. fweioff

    Never saw it before and I don't get it. Why would Hillary's photo "go viral"? Because she's wearing sunglasses on a plane?

    April 1, 2014 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  23. spike

    Why don't they show him donating used underwear and writing it off on his tax return. Wonder if he still does that.

    April 1, 2014 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  24. Hogan's Goat

    If "Benghazi benghazibenghazi ghazi woo woo" is how you intend to campaign against her, prepare to lose BIG. Be sure to let the voters know that you consider this minor attack to be the most important event in human history, because that is not in any way insane and pathetic. And your candidate is going to be a guy from Cuba whose dad fought with Castro, and who was born in Canada and has a fake birth certificate? Congratulations, HIllary! You've won.

    April 1, 2014 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  25. USAFRetired

    I am a veteran and will vote for in Hillary 2016. You need to stop watching Faux opinion news!

    April 1, 2014 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
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