This billboard is located on I-30 in Little Rock. It advertises AshleyMadison.com, a "dating service" for married folks whose copyrighted motto is "Life is Short. Have an Affair." For real.
In a recent press release, the founder of the site explained the connection among the former presidents and her "service" --
"Throughout history powerful men, particularly those in politics, have sought out the romantic company of women who weren't their wives. We chose to honor these three men as each had well-documented affairs during their time in office." In addition to their wandering eyes, Noel Biderman says the men have another major thing in common. "Despite their dalliances, they were still considered heroes by the American people, who never stopped viewing them as great leaders."
The website includes a link to "Infidelity News" and an online Adult Toy Store "by popular demand." And a freakin' blog!
"Great leaders" my foot. Great politicians, yes, but I'm not so sure about the leader thing, and Bill Clinton is certainly not a hero by any stretch of the imagination. Maybe JFK, but he went off and got all dead and stuff, so we never saw his full evolution. I'm not even going to acknowledge that Progressive FDR.
If this is a legitimate business and not some colossal, cosmic joke, then as a society, We. Are. Doomed.
Or, perhaps you may call me "Pollyanna."
It is kind of a clever ad.
Happy Valentine's Day.