Blue Book was now under direct orders to debunk. . . I remember the conversations around the conference table in which it was suggested that Walt Disney or some educational cartoon producer be enlisted in [the] debunking process. Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Consultant to the U.S.A.F. on UFOs in The Hynek UFO Report
Clinton Alien Cartoon Archives
The Clinton administration, as well as being the White House that attempted disclosure, was also the White House of scandal. The Clintons made work easy for many late night talk show writers, and many newspaper cartoonists.
The following are a collection of some of the alien/UFO cartoons that appeared related to events in the Clinton White House.
During the Reagan administration, President Reagan spoke of the effect of an alien invasion on the earth. He spoke about how it would bring the various races that make up the world community together.
President Clinton also talked about the alien invasion, but his use of the concept was often as a paranoid view of the many groups that he envisioned as being "out to get him." In a cartoon drawn for the Akron Beacon- Journal cartoonist Chip Bok picked up on this self-pitying side of Bill Clinton.
During the long Clinton White House public relations effort to control the spin behind the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the White House used the services of the bald, bull dog James Carville. Carville appeared regularity on Sunday morning talk shows to carry out attacks on the witnesses who were saying bad things about Clinton, or those who were about to testify for any of the associated legal proceedings.
Carvilles appearance, and the Clinton obsession with sex, led Chip Bok at the Akron Beacon- Journal to draw the following very funny cartoon.
In 1996 the movie "Independence Day" was released to theaters. In the movie invading aliens attack and destroy the White House. This led to a very funny cartoon strip tieing Clinton to the alien invasion. This cartoon appeared in a South African newspaper called the Mail & Guardian.
Many of the accounts of Clintons attempt to get to the UFO answer, describe how Clinton basically just gave up. Dr. Steven Greer, for example, described how Clinton had sent a message back to his group after they had provided a UFO briefing for him in 1993. ""I cant do this," said Clinton, "but you can." David Horsey, in a cartoon for the Seattle Post- Intelligencer, July 20, 1999 drew an alien cartoon that showed this lack of confidence extended to the U.S. space program.
Hillary Clinton made a number of alien comments in her speeches, and she also spoke of Mars. In one instance she obtained Mars photos that had been withheld by NASA. In a cartoon called "Pictures from Mars," John S. Pritchett drew what everyone was hoping to find on the withheld photos.
"Wont it be sad to have an Internet connection to Mars if there are no Martians to write to or e-mail us?" President Bill Clinton
After discovery of a Martian meteorite, Allan Hills 84001 (ALH84001), in August 1996 Clinton helped announce to the world that the meteor showed signs of life. Cartoonist David Reddick, at the Herald Bulletin, was inspired to draw a cartoon thinking about what that life might look like.
The Clinton administration spent two years investigating the rumored story of a UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico, in July 1947. What the Clinton administration agencies provided the President was more of the unbelievable explanations researchers had been hearing for years.
One explanation put out by the USAF, contended that the aliens being reported in 1947, were actually caused by USAF tests that involved dropping dummies from airplanes in the early 1950's. This explanation was so ridiculous, it inspired Patrick Corrigan at the Toronto Star to draw the following cartoon.
In the end, President Clinton was not given the answer to the UFO mystery despite his efforts to find out. Some have attributed this to his anti-war pot smoking days, and the sex scandals that followed his administration. The military always seen as friends of the Republican party viewed Clinton in a very dim light.
Cartoonist Jimmy Margulies drawing for the New Jersey paper The Record, drew a cartoon that may explain in large part why Clinton was out of the loop on UFOs.
A second cartoon making the same point.
One of the best alien cartoons of the Clinton administration was drawn by Kevin Kallaugher for The Baltimore Sun. It symbolized a problem that every Ufologist has talked about - that being that the media spends most of its time chasing menial tabloid type stories, and the possibility of extraterrestrial contact is ignored.
As discussed in Clinton - Part 6 Hillary Clinton held a lot of power in the administration. Bob Englehart drawing for The Hartford Courant drew a cartoon that showed the Clintons may get a second chance to deal with the UFO problem.
Kevin Kallaugher drawing for The Baltimore Sun, The Economist (London) and the International Herald Tribune drew an excellent Hillary Clinton alien cartoon related to her run for U.S. Senate. Not surprisingly Hillary had made a couple references to the "alien invasion."
Under pressure from Congressman Steven Schiff, a new investigation was begun dealing with the rumored crash of a UFO in Roswell New Mexico.
Following the sexual changes made by Kathleen Willey about being sexually molested in the Oval Office in late 1993, cartoonist Chris Hiers wondered what would happen if aliens met the President in the White House.
Alien Encounter at the White House
Kevin Brockschmidt, a cartoonist wondered the same thing. A very funny cartoon.
On a Washington DC radio show in 1997, Hillary Clinton made a bizarre UFO comment about Congressman Dan Burton, who had been hounding the Clintons for years about the Whitewater scandal.
To many listening at the time, the comment made no sense. Hillary knew that Dan Burton was very interested in UFOs, and that he had one of his top people at the 1997 Greer congressional UFO briefing. Tying together Burtons strong interest in UFOs and Whitewater, Hillary shot back at Burton, "Thats part of the continuing saga of Whitewater," said Hillary, "the never-ending fictional conspiracy that honest to goodness reminds me of some peoples obsessions with UFOs and the Hale-Bopp comet."
Cpoyright 2002 Steve Sack, Minneaoplis Star Tribune