Where's My Pa?
by Charles A. Collins, Jr.
Just when you thought it couldn't possibly get any weirder . . . there is now the strong possibility that Chelsea Clinton has a little half brother! When I first heard of this story (this past Saturday, on The Drudge Report), I was taken aback - this story, if true, adds a human face to the reports of strange goings-on that seem daily to stream out of Washington.
The story got even stranger, however, as more
facts were revealed. Danny Williams, age 13, is the son of Debbie
Ann Williams, an admitted prostitute. All reports indicate that
Danny has grown up thinking that the Governor (and
now President) was his father. I've seen a picture of young Danny - he's acute kid who does indeed bear a resemblance to the Adulterer-in-Chief (Bobbie Ann is black, so obviously the similarities have their limits, but still there is a strong likeness). DNA tests have been administered on both boy and mother and the world may soon know the truth about this young man.
If one were to try to write novel, one simply could not write it any more bizzare than this: "Bill Clinton has Black Lovechild!" Regardless of whether or not Danny WIlliams is the son of Bill Clinton, the prospect of the President of the United States - the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces - fathering a illegitimate child with a prostitute is not implausable. Given the revelations of the past year, it seems quite possible and even likely; this is the degree to which that man has cheapened the highest office in the land!
If Danny's Presidential paternity is proven beyond the shadow of a doubt, it will not be the first time that such a scandal has sullyed the White House. Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th President of these United States was accused of being the father of the son born to Maria Halpin in 1874. Cleveland's Republican opponants chided him with cries of "Ma, Ma, where's my Pa?" while his Democratic supports answered in delight (after the election was won) "Up in the White House, ha, ha, ha!" That such conduct would invoke such support seems almost Clintonesque.
We must, however, not be so quick to condemn
Grover Cleveland! While his
immorality cannot be pardoned, he did support Halpin's son over the years. When she began to drink heavily, Cleveland had her committed to an insane asylum and saw that the boy was placed in an orphanage for his own protection (he supported them both during her term in the asylum). He was not the ideal father, but he did seem to care about the child that was likely his son.
Danny Williams, in contrast, has by all accounts never heard from Bill Clinton, nor has his mother received any assistance in raising the child that Clinton possibly produced.
Of course, there is the possibility that it will be proven that Bill Clinton is not the father of Danny Williams; perhaps Bobbie Ann Williams is a fraud. As I said before, even if that is the case, it is sad that such a wild tale even seems plausable!
Sadder still, however, is the thirteen year-old boy who has grown up without a father.
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