Bill Clinton is enjoying a good moment in the sun, but there are dark clouds ahead for the former President. It seems his former mistress, White House intern Monica Lewinsky, has a juicy memoir that will tell all about the affair that got him impeached. The details coming from the Enquirer, depending on your perspective, are either hot or gross.
Consider this: Bill Clinton apparently wanted a threesome. He loves sex toys. He said not-so-nice things about his wife (the words "cold" and "fish" were used) and he is generally a cad.
Wait, wait, hold the phone. She is getting paid $12 MILLION for these "revelations"? How is this shocking?
Clinton is a man, right? And he likes sex, right? That seems pretty well established. So then where is the surprise here?
Maybe it's in the fact that poor Lewinsky's entire life was ruined by the affair while Clinton just went on his merry way. He is still married. He is still well known and, in most circles, also well respected.
Lewinsky is a laughingstock. She is seen as a joke and mocked mercilessly in pop culture. She is now nearing 40 and hasn't had a successful career or a family. Some of that may be her own choice, but some of it, according to sources, she blames on Clinton.
And he deserves it.
Look, Clinton was a great President. He is smart and deserving of respect for his work in the White House. But he took a very impressionable young women and he used his power and position to get her to serve his purposes. Then when he was done with her, he moved on in a very big and public way. This isn't what a man who respects women does.
We can say all we want that any man who would marry Hillary enjoys a strong woman. And there is some truth to that. But he clearly also divides women into those who matter and those who don't. Lewinsky was disposable, and if I were her, I would have a bone to pick, too (no pun intended).
She deserves $12 million and more. And Bill Clinton deserves what he gets.
Does this memoir make sense to you?
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