Lewinsky emerges: “My boss took advantage of me”

posted at 12:41 pm on May 6, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Is it 2016 already? If Hillary Clinton decides to run again for President, we can expect that everything old will be new again, including the Clinton White House scandals. Perhaps that’s why Monica Lewinsky has chosen now to re-emerge on her own in an interview with Vanity Fair, in order to “find a give a purpose to her past.” She accuses all sides of taking advantage of her, but particularly her boss — although perhaps not in the way one would expect:

Maintaining that her affair with Clinton was one between two consenting adults, Lewinsky writes that it was the public humiliation she suffered in the wake of the scandal that permanently altered the direction of her life: “Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position. . . . The Clinton administration, the special prosecutor’s minions, the political operatives on both sides of the aisle, and the media were able to brand me. And that brand stuck, in part because it was imbued with power.”

Lewinsky claims that the September 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi inspired her decision to come forward and assist others who have been bullied on the Internet. “[T]hanks to the Drudge Report,” she told Vanity Fair, “I was also possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet.” She wants to dedicate her public efforts to end “online humiliation and harassment,” which she had to endure largely in silence over the last sixteen years.

However, it’s been almost four years since Clementi’s suicide, while the prospective Clinton candidacy is just months away. Lewinsky has to know that the media will find her no matter whether she’s talking to the press and going public or not. This looks like a very smart and understandable strategy to get ahead of that curve and become a public figure on her terms this time, in contrast to what happened to her when she was barely into her twenties. It’s not as though she’d have much of a choice once Hillary decided to run. If she can help to shine some light on those who are truly bullied and harassed online while she’s at it, all the better.

Still, it should have been unnecessary. Lewinsky notes that all sides played her as a pawn in the aftermath of the exposure of her affair with Bill Clinton, but even at that stage she was a distraction rather than the main issue. The affair came to light because Ken Starr suspected that the White House had been arranging monetary gains for people who refused to cooperate with the larger probe on Whitewater, and Lewinsky had arguably gotten the same treatment. It resulted in the uncovering of Clinton’s perjury in the civil court case, but that was a sideshow too in a probe that had been focused on official abuses of power, which ended up going nowhere.

Of all the Clinton scandals to resurrect in a Hillary candidacy, the Lewinsky affair will be the most tiresome and least relevant of all. Hillary Clinton was an aggrieved party in that scandal, not a player in it. The travel-office scandal might be worth a revisit, but let’s hope that Monica Lewinsky won’t have to engage this forward strategy as a defense for very long.


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The midnight basketball legacy washes it all clean.

Murphy9 on May 6, 2014 at 12:43 PM

War on women
 
Enabler 2016!

rogerb on May 6, 2014 at 12:43 PM

“Bill hates women and doesn’t even make love to them” — the French

Hillary hates women, Flukes of the world.

Hillary is also a declared misanthrope.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2014 at 12:45 PM

..because $$$$$$$.

No one cares anymore lumpy…go away.

BigWyo on May 6, 2014 at 12:46 PM

This just in from Harry Reid: “The Koch (pronounced properly) Brothers are behind this Lewinsky character. They were in on the whole affair with Clinton.”

And “Lies!”

Clinton still insists it was just Reid’s drool, he was nowhere near Lewinsky.

Chuck Ef on May 6, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Hillary Clinton was an aggrieved party in that scandal, not a player in it.

Just like she was an aggrieved party in all her husband’s other affairs, sexual assaults, and destruction of any women who dared to come forward?

Geez, Ed …

ShainS on May 6, 2014 at 12:47 PM

“The bike is stupid fast,” McDonah said. “I’m not saying I couldn’t help myself but, you know, you buy a bike for a certain reason. Sometimes it gets you in trouble.”

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/05/06/chp-aircraft-catches-east-bay-motorcyclist-going-120-mph-on-the-highway/

davidk on May 6, 2014 at 12:47 PM

“I was also possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet.” She wants to dedicate her public efforts to end “online humiliation and harassment,” which she had to endure largely in silence over the last sixteen years.

..or your own stupidity, pick one.

BigWyo on May 6, 2014 at 12:48 PM

I didn’t see any mention of the way Linda Tripp was treated.

Flange on May 6, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Note how Bababa is accusing the chick.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Her job is to write books and be the victim.

When does Hillary lesbian affairs hit the print?

Oil Can on May 6, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Alternate headline:

Monica Blows The Whistle on Bill.

Joe Mama on May 6, 2014 at 12:49 PM

“Hillary Clinton was an aggrieved party in that scandal, not a player in it.”

Seriously? How many bimbo eruptions did Hillary help put down? How many times was Bill accussed of Rape and Adultry, that she accepted as the “Right wing conspiracy”?

She was either: fully aware of what she was married to or the most oblivous woman in the world.

LouisianaLightning on May 6, 2014 at 12:51 PM

I hope Barbara Walters’ head goes poof, just thinking about what will all be shown and discussed until Hillary announces that she “considered the land and the honor but will now take care of the lovely grandchild and just enjoy retirement”…while cashing in on beaucoup hot air.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2014 at 12:51 PM

I’ll bet Hillary is asking Bill how to deliver Lewinski to Boko Haram?

workingclass artist on May 6, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Matt Drudge should pay Monica commission fees, for the rest of their lives.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Oil Can on May 6, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Yeah, about the only one left to dump on Hillary right now is Huma. Is she also writing a book?

butch on May 6, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Boney Finger…

Seven Percent Solution on May 6, 2014 at 12:53 PM

I would feel more sorry for her if she hadn’t seemingly reveled in the attention at the time. She was old enough to know engaging in that behavior with a married man who just happened to be freaking President was possibly going to go very, very badly for her.

KateNE on May 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM

quick question: does anyone know if there is a statute of limitations on assault?

ConservativePartyNow on May 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM

…Monica Lewinsky has chosen now to re-emerge on her own in an interview with Vanity Fair, in order to “find a give a purpose to her past.”

Monica, you need to investigate no further; I can tell you what your purpose was: receptacle for seminal fluids.

Man this chick is dumb and annoying.

WhatSlushfund on May 6, 2014 at 12:55 PM

she is still the same pig after all these years…

OmahaConservative on May 6, 2014 at 12:55 PM

I walked up to her at a Knicks game in 2000 and asked her for her autograph (I was 17) and she told me “she didn’t do that anymore”. As if there had been a time before that were she was giving autographs.

Copperwood on May 6, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Between this and Obowma’s new “Climate Disruption” push must mean that the House Select Committee on Benghazi has them panicked…

Seven Percent Solution on May 6, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Monica’s memoirs, working title:

Close, But No Cigar.

Joe Mama on May 6, 2014 at 12:58 PM

she is still the same pig after all these years…

OmahaConservative on May 6, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Bill is equal opportunity. He likes them all shapes and sizes, marital status, and profession.

Oil Can on May 6, 2014 at 12:58 PM

For some reason, I can’t get past the Email cartoon from
years ago that was a parody of the “Got Milk” ads.

It had Monica’s face with…well, stuff all over it,
and the quote was “Got Clinton”

ToddPA on May 6, 2014 at 12:59 PM

The cigar stocks just rose.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Ahhh, the good ole days of BJ Clinton, compared to now.

petefrt on May 6, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Real talk. Bill has never had to account for his own War on Women. Hillary should have to answer questions about her marriage to a man who serially abused female employees.

libfreeordie on May 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM

“I was also possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet.” She wants to dedicate her public efforts to end “online humiliation and harassment,” which she had to endure largely in silence over the last sixteen years.

“….oh….Bill…..oh…..we can’t do this…..I’ll be humiliated globally…Drudge Report…..internet…..oh…..”

BobMbx on May 6, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Monica is just looking for a new payday. Or… maybe just maybe she smells Hillary’s blood in the water…

oscarwilde on May 6, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Copperwood on May 6, 2014 at 12:56 PM

That’s what you get when you ask her to sign a cigar..

CTSherman on May 6, 2014 at 1:02 PM

The brand stuck because you’re a slut. Get over it…

dpduq on May 6, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Note that all the bad videos about Hillary are terminated.

Welcome to the US of Russia, er AmeriKa.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2014 at 1:02 PM

The timing of this and the media vehicle are greatly suspect.

Is it possible that Monica has been furnished with, erm, living expenses that will cover a significant span of time if she talks now and shuts up for the rest of the run-up to the election?

jangle12 on May 6, 2014 at 1:03 PM

OmahaConservative on May 6, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Obviously BJ is immune to Coyote Syndrome or it would have killed him by now.

petefrt on May 6, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Hillary Clinton was an aggrieved party in that scandal, not a player in it.

While this woman, Hillary Rodham Clinton, was never an aggrieved party or victim in this or any other of Billy Jeff’s sexual abuse cases and assaults, I’m sure they’re quite happy that Lewinsky is coming forward. They know the LSM will treat her (HRC) as the victim and that the LIVs will buy it, which in turn will cause many of them to vote for her. Partly out of pity or partly out of rewarding her for paying her dues and being the loyal wife.

TXUS on May 6, 2014 at 1:05 PM

So, who’s bl**ing Chelsea’s husband these days?

M240H on May 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Real talk. Bill has never had to account for his own War on Women. Hillary should have to answer questions about her marriage to a man who serially abused female employees.
 
libfreeordie on May 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM

 
Or what, professor?

rogerb on May 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM

quick question: does anyone know if there is a statute of limitations on assault?

ConservativePartyNow on May 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Yes, in most jurisdictions there is a statute of limitations for prosecuting assault. The length varies, but usually it’s just a few years.

AZCoyote on May 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM

I would feel more sorry for her if she hadn’t seemingly reveled in the attention at the time. She was old enough to know engaging in that behavior with a married man who just happened to be freaking President was possibly going to go very, very badly for her.

KateNE on May 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM

I agree – she was not a child and she should have realized that servicing Clinton was not going to lead to anything permanent.

I have little sympathy for women who cheat with married men. A man who will cheat on the wife he exchanged vows with is not a good long term prospect. So the other woman should not be surprised when she’s dumped.

katiejane on May 6, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Monica did this to herself. She should have had better sense.

That Willie hates women and loves to degrade them is no excuse

formwiz on May 6, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Bubba and the Screecher treid to wreck the girl completely.
Hope she turns the table on the rapist and his 8itch for good.

Good on Drudge to headline this. Where’s the womens groups now ??

Texyank on May 6, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Bob Packwood got run out of town for a hug and a smooch.

Meanwhile Slick and Killary the Doormat get a pass while the subordinate employee (airhead or not) apparently still takes the heat for them.

Slick was and probably remains a pervert sex offender. Let’s not forget that.

viking01 on May 6, 2014 at 1:08 PM

It wasn’t so consensual with the other gals, Monica.

John the Libertarian on May 6, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Real talk!

For real though, not for play play.

Murphy9 on May 6, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Hillary Clinton was an aggrieved party in that scandal, not a player in it.

Nonsense. The moment Hillary Clinton said “I’m not sitting here, some little woman standing by my man, like Tammy Wynette.” she became a player in the scandal, a player in the coverup for political gain.

Fenris on May 6, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Note that all the bad videos about Hillary are terminated.

Welcome to the US of Russia, er AmeriKa.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Good grief, YouTube shut ‘er down.

petefrt on May 6, 2014 at 1:10 PM

“I was also possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet.” She wants to dedicate her public efforts to end “online humiliation and harassment,” which she had to endure largely in silence over the last sixteen years.

Monica wants to be the official spokesperson for global internet humiliation?

Doesn’t Anthony Weiner already have that job?

AZCoyote on May 6, 2014 at 1:10 PM

“My boss took advantage of me”

Bill: Hey Monica, you wanna suck my d*ck?

Monica: Yes, I would love to suck your d*ck.

Sorry, but, Monica was not “taken advantage of” – at least not in the same way that most of Bill Clinton’s victims were. Monica consented to having sex with Clinton – many times, whereas most of Clinton’s victims were forcibly assaulted and/or raped. Lewinsky is disgusting – she knew exactly what she was doing – she knew that it was wrong, on many levels, and she chose to proceed anyway – she is no more of a victim than Bill Clinton is.

Lewinsky would never have come forward now had the Clintons not asked (forced? paid?) her to – obviously, this is part of the Clinton’s plan to humanize Hillary – We shall soon see how Lewinsky fits into things – perhaps this is all designed to focus attention on Lewinsky, and draw attention away from the LONG LIST of Bill Clinton’s actual victims (all of whom Hillary was fully aware of).

Pork-Chop on May 6, 2014 at 1:11 PM

she is still the same pig after all these years…

OmahaConservative on May 6, 2014 at 12:55 PM

they are all sows and boars……no gilts

gracie on May 6, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Sorry, but, Monica was not “taken advantage of” – at least not in the same way that most of Bill Clinton’s victims were.

He was in a position of power and he took advantage of that. So, yes, he did take advantage of her.

terryannonline on May 6, 2014 at 1:14 PM

How about the statute of limitations for rape?

We know Slick exploited not just Lewinsky but probably also Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey. Yet fear and perhaps Janet “Barbecue” Reno kept them in line.

Slick also tried to exploit Paula Jones.

Apparently the only subordinate who hasn’t had a problem with Clinton the Sex Offender was or is Gennifer Flowers and perhaps a few other mistresses or call girls.

viking01 on May 6, 2014 at 1:16 PM

How about the statute of limitations for rape?

We know Slick exploited not just Lewinsky but probably also Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey. Yet fear and perhaps Janet “Barbecue” Reno kept them in line.

Slick also tried to exploit Paula Jones.

Apparently the only subordinate who hasn’t had a problem with Clinton the Sex Offender was or is Gennifer Flowers and perhaps a few other mistresses or call girls.

viking01 on May 6, 2014 at 1:16 PM

She said it was consensual.
A non-story

weedisgood on May 6, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Has NOW come out in support of Monica yet?

(purely rhetorical)

dentarthurdent on May 6, 2014 at 1:20 PM

He was in a position of power and he took advantage of that. So, yes, he did take advantage of her.

terryannonline on May 6, 2014 at 1:14 PM

He asked, she said yes. She admits that it was consensual. All she had to do was say NO.

Actually, it’s more like Monica “took advantage” of Clinton – SHE had the “POWER” and used it take advantage of his weakness for bimbos.

Pork-Chop on May 6, 2014 at 1:22 PM

He was in a position of power and he took advantage of that. So, yes, he did take advantage of her.

terryannonline on May 6, 2014 at 1:14 PM

According to NOW – that’s true if the male is a Republican CEO – but they’ve NEVER said that about their good buddy Bill.

But I would say in this case, it probably wasn’t much different than how a rock star “takes advantage of” groupies.

dentarthurdent on May 6, 2014 at 1:22 PM

The reader should know that I agree with virtually everything Mr. Hitchens says, right down to page numbers. When he writes that Mr. Clinton maintained “a quasi-governmental or para-state division devoted exclusively to the bullying and defamation of women,” he puts his finger on the most important element of the Clinton political machine. When he writes that “moral and political blackmail” has “silenced and shamed the liberal herd,” he shows how a personality cult has caused the media to abandon its duty. When he says that The Nation has dishonored the memory of McCarthy’s victims by comparing their actions to the “contemptible evasions of a cheap crook,” he demonstrates how the President has damaged one great liberal principle after another.

http://observer.com/1999/05/hazy-brilliant-hitchens-strokes-anticlinton-sword/#ixzz30xPa2ira

cbenoistd on May 6, 2014 at 1:24 PM

My corporate policy unambiguously says that any non-discreet fooling around down the chain of command, with or without a threat or an enticement, will be treated exactly the same way as a forcible rape with regard to continuous employment of the responsible party. I don’t see why White House employment would be any different, especially in light of a monstrous gap in hierarchy levels.

Rix on May 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Typical liberal. A little slow on the uptake.

WryTrvllr on May 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

The ‘war on women’ is from the left.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

The problem is Lewinsky said “yes” to a creep who would evaluate her as an intern.

In the real world that could be construed as coercion or duress.

viking01 on May 6, 2014 at 1:27 PM

I heard she blew Bill Clinton. A kiss. Once.

(punctuation makes a world of difference, doesn’t it?)

UltimateBob on May 6, 2014 at 1:27 PM

He asked, she said yes. She admits that it was consensual. All she had to do was say NO.

What does it being consensual have anything to do with him taking advantage of her??? You can have consensual sex and still take advantage of someone. He slept with her and as soon as she got clingy, he got rid of her like dirty trash.

terryannonline on May 6, 2014 at 1:28 PM

I don’t see why White House employment would be any different, especially in light of a monstrous gap in hierarchy levels.

Rix on May 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Because “they” are above the rules. You and I are not.

UltimateBob on May 6, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Lewinsky emerges: “My boss took advantage of me”

I’m trying to move the pity needle past zero for poor ol’ Monica.

Maintaining that her affair with Clinton was one between two consenting adults,

That broke the pity meter and it’s forevermore stuck on zero.

rukiddingme on May 6, 2014 at 1:30 PM

And if you love him
Oh be proud of him
‘Cause after all he’s just a man
Stand by your man

rhombus on May 6, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Monica, you make the rocking world go round!

Now: Get on your bike and ride!

DamnYankee on May 6, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Funny how she seems to want to blame everyone but herself in that ordeal. She made a conscious decision to be with him, period. So, in addition to being an adultress, she’s also a liar.

Bob Davis on May 6, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Apparently, one can consent to being taken advantage of.

rhombus on May 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM

The reader should know that I agree with virtually everything Mr. Hitchens says, right down to page numbers. When he writes that Mr. Clinton maintained “a quasi-governmental or para-state division devoted exclusively to the bullying and defamation of women,” he puts his finger on the most important element of the Clinton political machine.

http://observer.com/1999/05/hazy-brilliant-hitchens-strokes-anticlinton-sword/#ixzz30xPa2ira

cbenoistd on May 6, 2014 at 1:24 PM

And yet, the delusional radical left showers him with awards like “Father of the Year.”

Positively Orwellian.

UltimateBob on May 6, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Funny how she seems to want to blame everyone but herself in that ordeal. She made a conscious decision to be with him, period. So, in addition to being an adultress, she’s also a liar.

Bob Davis on May 6, 2014 at 1:32 PM

How is she blaming others?

terryannonline on May 6, 2014 at 1:34 PM

The word “consent” certainly is taking a beating here.

If a robber says your money or your life and you consent…is it voluntary… or not?

Love her or hate her one has to consider what she did for boss was not and could not be entirely devoid of boss’ control.

viking01 on May 6, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Monica, you make the rocking world go round!
Now: Get on your bike and ride!

DamnYankee on May 6, 2014 at 1:32 PM

You sly Queen dog, you…..

dentarthurdent on May 6, 2014 at 1:36 PM

What does it being consensual have anything to do with him taking advantage of her??? You can have consensual sex and still take advantage of someone. He slept with her and as soon as she got clingy, he got rid of her like dirty trash.

terryannonline on May 6, 2014 at 1:28 PM

And it’s just as easy to believe that it was Lewinsky who “took advantage’ of Clinton – and when he finally got tired of being taken advantage of and came to his senses, he got rid of her like the dirty trash that she is – you know, in order to save his marriage or something.

I’m not willing to let Lewinsky off the hook just because she’s a woman – as that would be sexist.

Pork-Chop on May 6, 2014 at 1:37 PM

The word “consent” certainly is taking a beating here.

If a robber says your money or your life and you consent…is it voluntary… or not?

Love her or hate her one has to consider what she did for boss was not and could not be entirely devoid of boss’ control.

viking01 on May 6, 2014 at 1:35 PM

What does she have to lose right now if she says she was forced? NOTHING.
She consented to it. I’m not defending dirty William but the only one who should have a problem with this is Hillary.
None of my business and none of yours too.

weedisgood on May 6, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Apparently, one can consent to being taken advantage of.

rhombus on May 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM

True. But still doesn’t make it right. If you are in a position of power (especially when you are suppose to be a public servant) it is morally wrong to use your position to use young ladies this way. Not saying she she is innocent but he was abusing his position.

terryannonline on May 6, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Apparently, one can consent to being taken advantage of.

rhombus on May 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Isn’t that basically what groupies do?
Groupies essentially WANT to be taken advantage of.
At what point does it stop being “taken advantage of” and become just “consenting adults” – regardless of who the 2 people are involved?

In my view – he was in a power position and should have been appropriately punished – like CEOs have been.
But she was basically a starry eyed groupie who wanted it.

dentarthurdent on May 6, 2014 at 1:40 PM

And it’s just as easy to believe that it was Lewinsky who “took advantage’ of Clinton – and when he finally got tired of being taken advantage of and came to his senses, he got rid of her like the dirty trash that she is

How did she take advantage him exactly? She was in now power position.

terryannonline on May 6, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Can I just remind people the AMERICAN people gave Bill Clinton his powerful position…..so he can use it to sleep around. That infuriates me.

terryannonline on May 6, 2014 at 1:43 PM

But she was basically a starry eyed groupie who wanted it.

dentarthurdent on May 6, 2014 at 1:40 PM

And only “humiliated” when she got caught.

monalisa on May 6, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Hillary was certainly an “aggrieved party” in the Lewinsky scandal, but that doesn’t make it irrelevant to her competency to be President. There are millions of women in this country who married a guy with straying eyes. Many of them have managed to keep their hubbies in line. Hillary can’t.

And if she can’t handle a buffoon like Bill, they she’s certainly not going to reign it the world’s real nasties. That inability of hers, in fact, was the trademark of her time as Secretary of State.

That’s why the Lewinsky scandal matters. It exposes the fact that, beneath her nastiness, she’s like many feminists, a very weak person.

InklingBooks on May 6, 2014 at 1:45 PM

“I should have paid her off”

-Donald Sterling DEMOCRAT

“I should have paid her off”

-Bill Clinton DEMOCRAT

“I should have paid her off”

-John F Kennedy DEMOCRAT

“I should have paid her off”

-Gary Hart DEMOCRAT

“I should have paid her off”

-Ted Kennedy DEMOCRAT

“I should have paid her off”

-Robert Kennedy DEMOCRAT

“I should have paid HIM off”

-Jim McGreevy DEMOCRAT

portlandon on May 6, 2014 at 1:45 PM

were able to brand me. And that brand stuck, in part because it was imbued with power.”

Uh Monica, you lie with a dog, you might get fleas. Then again, I’m guessing its been hard for her to find a man to marry her these past 16 years.

And it’s just as easy to believe that it was Lewinsky who “took advantage’ of Clinton – and when he finally got tired of being taken advantage of and came to his senses, he got rid of her like the dirty trash that she is

Hah! So the President of the USA, “Leader of the Free World” fell for a honey pot trap? With an intern? Doesn’t speak well for him and his competency.

oryguncon on May 6, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Of all the Clinton scandals to resurrect in a Hillary candidacy, the Lewinsky affair will be the most tiresome and least relevant of all.

I think some meaningful percentage of voters will be voting for Hillary effectively as a vote for Bill. Putting Bill back in the White House as First Gentleman will be less appealing the more people remember this aspect of his character.

MT on May 6, 2014 at 1:49 PM

You are too nice of a guy Ed.

Hillary Clinton was an aggrieved party in that scandal, not a player in it.

Are you sure? Sure seemed like she had a big hand in the scandal after it broke.

No Chop Charlie on May 6, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Two.Consenting.”Adults.”Bad behavior has it’s consequences.For Monica,a lifetime of bad jokes.For Bill,well…he still has Hillary.

SweetSensationalist on May 6, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Two.Consenting.”Adults.”Bad behavior has it’s consequences.For Monica,a lifetime of bad jokes.For Bill,well…he still has Hillary.

SweetSensationalist on May 6, 2014 at 1:55 PM

So much for the party of Women! The woman gets her name dragged through the mud meanwhile he gives an hour and half speech at the DNC convention and gets praise.

terryannonline on May 6, 2014 at 1:59 PM

once a slut, always a slut…

OmahaConservative on May 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Hillary may have been an ‘aggrieved’ party, but she, certainly, has become part of the political ‘threesome’. Bill plays around, Monica gets pilloried, and ‘victim’ Hillary gets to wear her mantel of female sainthood all the way to the Whitehouse.

vnvet on May 6, 2014 at 2:01 PM

How did she take advantage him exactly? She was in now power position.

terryannonline on May 6, 2014 at 1:41 PM

She’s a Siren with magical powers over men.

Pork-Chop on May 6, 2014 at 2:04 PM

The subhead on the post should have been the 1-word AP-style “Legacy.”

Good Lt on May 6, 2014 at 2:06 PM

She’s a Siren

Pork-Chop on May 6, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Awww ok. She does look EXACTLY like Angielina Jolie.

/sarc

terryannonline on May 6, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Poor Monica…..she took a job at the WH, and ended
up hooking a Trouser Trout…

ToddPA on May 6, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Real talk. Bill has never had to account for his own War on Women. Hillary should have to answer questions about her marriage to a man who serially abused female employees.

libfreeordie on May 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM

I disagree. Hillary doesn’t have to answer for her marriage to Bill. She has to answer for HER OWN ACTIONS. Not only was she complicit in his abuse of women, she was a co-conspirator. Hillary is the “war on woman.” She had her own little war on woman and anyone who challenged the Clinton power structure. Let’s not make her a “victim of her marriage.”

melle1228 on May 6, 2014 at 2:11 PM

How did she take advantage him exactly? She was in now power position.

terryannonline on May 6, 2014 at 1:41 PM

I think it is absurd to think she took advantage of him. That being said, I don’t have an sympathy for her. Clinton was a known dog, and it wasn’t like this was some Romeo/Juliet story. She was a 23 year old twit having an affair with a KNOWN serial adulterer, and when she talked a little too much and got caught– tried to play the victim card.

melle1228 on May 6, 2014 at 2:14 PM

The Juanita Broaddrick story has always been more important–so important that the press won’t talk about it. Does it matter if Bill Clinton is a rapist?

BushyGreen on May 6, 2014 at 2:16 PM

How did she take advantage him exactly? She was in now power position.
terryannonline on May 6, 2014 at 1:41 PM

So what? One can take advantage of someone with more power than them just as easily as one with less power than them. That’s classic golddigger motivation.

tommyboy on May 6, 2014 at 2:18 PM

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