Bill and Hill as victims is a monotonous and tiresome rerun
A little background for those not politically attuned when the Clinton scandals first broke. We’re not talking about Hillary’s private email server compromising national security during her stint as Secretary of State or the lies that predicated the Benghazi catastrophe. We’re not even taking a step further back in time to the suspect Whitewater investment cover-ups, Filegate or Travelgate, to cite just a few examples.
We’re time traveling to Bill Clinton and his campaign woes arising from what became known as “Bimbo Eruptions,” grounded in his penchant for a variety of women — culminating with the sordid saga involving White House intern Monica Lewinsky and her notorious blue dress.
Where other wives would have had their fill of this ongoing public humiliation, Hillary focused only on her desire to call the White House home. She sprang into action to defend her philandering hubby, blaming all of Bill’s woes on the “vast right-wing conspiracy.” (video under link.)
Now Bill is returning the favor. Like the ambitious Hillary, Bill is hankering for another go at the White House, even if it entails being relegated to the position of first First Gent….er…First Guy.
Appearing this morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Clinton — still refusing to take responsibility for anything as her trustworthiness rating plummet — compares what she calls “attacks” to partisan confrontations on her husband’s administration more than two decades ago. She says she “can’t control” what she called the “drip, drip, drip” of investigations into her email, adding that she “can’t predict to what the Republicans will come up with.”
Amy Chozick, writing for the New York Times delivers Bill’s quid pro quo, “Bill Clinton Blames G.O.P. and Press for Wife’s Email Woes.” We offer it as our weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter assignment. The test will be on reading between the lines.