Did Bill Clinton win because of Gennifer Flowers?
posted at 2:10 pm on November 29, 2012 by Ed Morrissey
So says, er, Gennifer Flowers — who’s not exactly new to self-promotion — in an interview for a New Orleans television station. She also claims that Clinton has tried to stay in touch with her as late as 2005, presumably out of gratitude:
Flowers appeared this week on New Orleans TV station WGNO in an interview with reporter Susan Roesgen, who once worked in Little Rock, where Flowers’s affair with Clinton occurred. In the interview, Roesgen pours Flowers a glass of red wine, since the interview is occurring in the “Twist Bar,” and the pair sets out to dish about General David Petraeus and the past.
“It amazes me that this type of thing continues to happen,” Flowers, now 62, said before going into her own history.
She said, “I made him [Clinton] a household name overnight. We had had that discussion. He said, ‘My problem right now is that no one knows who I am. I need that name recognition.’ He went on to talk about the other candidates and the advantages they had. When my story came out, he was a household name.”
“Are you serious?” Roesgen asked.
“I’m very serious,” Flowers said, before adding that Clinton contacted her as late as 2005 asking to see her.
She said that she told Clinton to leave her alone. (Helpful hint, Gennifer: Maybe you should stop trading on his name.)
Be sure to read more about Flowers’ business efforts over the years to get an idea of how well she has managed to do just that.