Stress, they say, is a killer. So let’s take a moment to feel sorry for Bill Clinton, who now claims he took advantage of Monica Lewinsky to “manage my anxieties” while president.
Bill being Bill, there will be no real apology coming, just some typical and expected minimizing.
“But whatever,” he says. “What I did was bad, but it wasn’t like — how can I think about the most stupid thing I could do and do it.”
This is from a new documentary on Hillary, a for-hire job meant to canonize her and the would-be Clinton dynasty.
And in typical Clinton fashion, they refuse to take the memo: Post-#MeToo, Bill is forever a liability. Hillary’s legacy, no matter how many books she writes or speeches she makes, is the two-time presidential loser who put Donald Trump in the White House.
No longer needed nor wanted, the Clintons refuse to go away, to accept the Democratic Party is no longer theirs to lead.
We’ve long known the Clintons are shameless. But even the most bloodless politicians usually have a floor.
In the documentary, which begins streaming Friday, Hillary says she was shocked — shocked! — after her husband admits to the Lewinsky affair, telling Bill, “I can’t believe you lied.”
A vapor-inducing moment, to be sure.
Let’s see: Before Monica — who was a victim here, a 22-year-old intern used, in the White House, by the most powerful man in the world for stress-relief, just as his hero JFK did to then-19-year-old intern Mimi Alford — there was Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick and Gennifer Flowers, to name a few.
And Bill, a pathological liar capable of sympathy only for himself, has long encouraged others to lie for him, no matter the devastation — especially disgusting when you consider that these women believed Bill’s other lie, that he was in love with them.
As Gennifer Flowers, Bill’s mistress of 12 years whose existence threatened his 1992 presidential campaign, wrote in her 1995 memoir “Passion and Betrayal”: “I took Bill at his word when he said all I had to do was deny, deny, deny — no one could prove anything.”
Then he and Hillary went on “60 Minutes” where, Flowers wrote, Bill “denied having an affair with me and accused me of fabricating the story for profit.”
So Flowers brought out the receipts — recordings she had made of conversations with Bill, ones made without his knowledge.
Finally, while being deposed in another sexual harassment case in 1998, Clinton admitted to having sex with Flowers. Only once, he swore.
In the 2018 A&E documentary “The Clinton Affair,” Lewinsky said that Bill told her to lie under oath.
This was a young girl threatened with 27 years in prison by federal prosecutors if she committed perjury. At her lowest point, Lewinsky was suicidal. Yet for a long time, she believed Bill would protect her.
Wonder where she got that idea?
And, of course, never forget Juanita Broaddrick, who has spent decades credibly claiming that Bill Clinton raped her in an Arkansas hotel room in 1978. Her account has never wavered.
Told that then-governor Clinton wanted to meet with her privately, Broaddrick went up to his room where:
“He forces me down on the bed. And I was just very frightened … I was even to the point where I was getting very noisy, you know, yelling to — you know — to please stop. But that’s when he would press down on my right shoulder and bite my lip.”
As Christopher Hitchens wrote in his 1999 polemic “No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton,” Broaddrick was seen right after, pantyhose torn and lip swollen, by her friend Norma Kelsey. Broaddrick disclosed to five people in the immediate aftermath, including her future husband.
Pre-#MeToo, most of the mainstream media ignored Broaddrick’s claims. Women, left-leaning feminists included, wrote her off as a liar, a stalker, a nut and a slut.
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