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Good for the Person Who Gave Bill Clinton This Box of Lincoln Logs

Not pictured: Lincoln Logs.

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We are in the midst of a campaign so charged and fraught that it has led Carl Bildt, former Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, to say that the security of the Western world hangs in the balance.

And so, when and where we can, without losing our sense of the weight of history, it is perhaps helpful to remember that there is still joy in the world. Specifically, on Bill Clinton’s face in this picture of him holding a can of Lincoln Logs in what appears to be a toy factory.

Based on Hillary Clinton’s schedule, and the fact that Bill Clinton is apparently on the road with Clinton (Hillary edition) and her running mate, Tim Kaine, one imagines that this photo of our 42nd president was taken at a manufacturing event in Pennsylvania. We can speculate as to why, but we do not know for certain. No, the only certainty here is that Bill Clinton was given a can of Lincoln Logs by some kind campaign and/or toy factory staffer and was glad to have received it. Good for all involved.