Tom Brady and Hillary Clinton. Two names synonymous with many of the same things: success, patriotism and high-profile spouses, to name a few.
Oh, and communication privacy. In a new political cartoon, Clinton offers some valuable advice to Brady in the wake of the Deflategate ruling:
— Tina Turner (@Tina46129189) August 3, 2015
The above cartoon is by Gary Varvel, an editorial cartoonist based in Indianapolis, home of the NFL's Colts -- a top Patriots rival. The cartoon serves as a timely dig to both Brady and Clinton, who remain embroiled in scandals that have plagued them over recent months.
Last winter, in the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, Brady found himself under the microscope after the Patriots' game balls for the AFC Championship Game were found non-compliant with official inflation rules.
In the resulting investigation, which lasted nearly six months, Patriots' employees were found to be texting about Brady's inflation desires. Last week, in upholding Brady’s four-game suspension, the NFL uncovered a new detail: Brady destroyed his cell phone during the investigation.
In March, Clinton gained scrutiny for news she had used her own private e-mail during her time as Secretary of State, rather than use the departmental accounts. She turned over the e-mails that still existed, although deleted e-mails -- which she claims are personal -- were not handed over.
Varvel fans may remember this is not the first time the cartoonist has poked fun at both Clinton and Brady. Back in May, before news of Brady’s destroyed phone surfaced, he saw the future.
— varvel (@varvel) July 28, 2015
In both cases, the general theme is the same. Clinton is a better politician than Brady (and Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick, for that matter). If she is as guilty as Brady, she did a good job keeping her head afloat.
Meanwhile, Brady is going to court to fight a four-game suspension while Clinton maintains her lead for the Democratic Party nomination in the run-up to the 2016 Presidential election.
The Clinton-Brady alignment, however, may be more fiction than reality. Could this picture suggest that Brady wants to help "Make America Great Again?"
— Bloggers To Be Named (@Bloggers2BNamed) July 29, 2015
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