For years I've been working on what I hope to be the most comprehensive, highly sourced DCAU timeline on the internet. As part of that, one of my rules is that references to real world events correlate with the dates of real world events up until there's mountains of evidence that says that it can't (Hoop Squad being the main offender I can think of currently.) Anyway, last night I was trying to map out presidents that appear or are alluded to and came across something I find interesting. So, let me start with our known presidents: 1789-1797 - George Washington (Justice League Unlimited: The Once and Future Thing Part One.) 1933-1945 - Franklin D. Roosevelt (Justice League Unlimited: Clash) 1961-1963 - John F. Kennedy (Justice League Unlimited: Question Authority) 1969-1974 - Richard Nixon (Batman Beyond: Mind Games) 1974-1977 - Gerald Ford 1977-1981 - Jimmy Carter 1981-1989 - Ronald Reagan (Batman Beyond: Mind Games) 1989-1993 - George H.W. Bush 1993-???? - Bill Clinton (Batman Beyond: Mind Games) From here is where things get a little bit interesting. At the time of Mind Games airing, Bill Clinton was the current president so Maxine's responding line was "Then came the boring one". Now, there's been multiple times that the creators have stated that they tried to make the shows timeless, but every now and then a date would slip by throughout the shows. In specific, Cold Comfort had video footage of Bruce Wayne delivering a check that ended up dating the TNBA/STAS era in the late 90s (depending whether or not you count the comics that episode is either in 97 as the check states or that's old footage and the episode occurs in 99.) So, while Bill Clinton is canon, oddly enough the creators (in what I assume was a move to help with the timelessness.) decided the president we see in World's Finest would be a faceless Joe McPresident . I guess technically that could be Bill, but hear me out. whether you think it's 97 or 99, that episode most likely occurs in Bill's second real world term, potentially after his impeachment hearings as well. Could this be "the boring one"? Maybe. Perhaps Bill lost his second term to him? Perhaps Bill got impeached and this is Al Gore? Let's look at some more evidence. As we know, a large part of the Cadmus arc of JLU was Lex's candidacy for president (which are usually announced the year before the election for the primary season.). In the next year, We learn that J'onn has been on monitor duty for two years, and before initiation Supergirl was on the farm in Smallville for 3 years. So, adding that 5 years to 97 gets us to 2002 (which doesn't work for the election cycle) but add it to 99 and we're in 2004 with Lex's candidacy being announced in 2003. During this time, we see that the president is another faceless Joe McPresident . This is during the time that real world George W. Bush would be president for his first term after Bill Clinton. Seeing as the whole Cadmus thing is going on, I don't think this is "the boring one". Interestingly enough though, we may possibly have another president somehow between Bill's 2nd real world term/"the boring one's" only term, and JLU's president's time in office. It's a bit of a stretch, but look back at that Roosevelt picture. Look familiar? It seems that at some point George Bush was also president? We see the same portrait in the classroom in Kid's Stuff as well. Now, I'm sure with the faceless president being in place literally 3 episodes after we see George's portrait in Clash that it wasn't the production teams intention for George to be president (perhaps something the animation studio slipped in on their own?) but evidence is evidence. Now, good ol' George was inaugurated January 20th, 2001, and Flashpoint occurs in Summer 2003. So, was George impeached? was Joe McPresident 2.0 perhaps his vice president instead of Dick Cheney? and if he was impeached, he definitely can't be "the boring one"? What do you guys think? Did DCAU Bill Clinton's second term go differently than real world Bill's? Is there another in universe reason for George's picture to be in that classroom? Am I looking too far into some cartoons? Probably, but I feel like there's some interesting conversation to be had here and would love to hear some other ideas!