Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes must have had “goose bumps” on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 when her prediction about the Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have came true after 17 years!
Telnaes promptly tweeted an illustration that she published in The Washington Post back in 1999 showing an assistant saying to President Bill Clinton that he’d figured out what the Bill Clinton legacy would be, and they were standing under a large glamorous portrait of Hillary. The hint was that Bill Clinton’s political career would be followed by his wife carving out her own space, which certainly happened in many areas over the past years. And now this!!
Looking today very much like that long-ago portrait, Hillary herself gave an excited victory speech at Brooklyn’s Navy Yard the night before. She was happy to proclaim that she was making history by becoming the first woman to clinch a major party’s nomination for president. She also revealed that her mother was born on the very day that Congress passed the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote.
Ann Carolyn Telnaes was born November 15, 1960, in Sweden and is a syndicated editorial cartoonist with a special focus on women’s issues. In 2001, she became only the second female cartoonist to win the coveted Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Her work appears in many large newspapers in the United States and internationally and in a weekly cartoon in Women’s eNews.