Heckling Hillary: Jokes, Late-Night Television, and Hillary Rodham Clinton

  • Jeannie Banks Thomas


Graduate of Yale Law School. Successful Lawyer. Children’s Advocate. Working Mother. First Lady of Arkansas. First Lady of the United States. Health-Care Expert. Senator. Member of the Senate Armed Forces Committee. “Most Admired Woman in the United States.” Best-Selling Author. Recipient of the Military Coalition’s Award of Merit. Presidential Contender.


Popular Culture Light Bulb Punch Line Female Politician Kentucky Fried Chicken 
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