[guest post by Dana]
I’ve been avoiding posting on the public return of Monica Lewinsky due to the tabloid tone of the entire Bill-Monica affair, as well as the inevitable re-hash of the entire debacle. Do we really want to re-visit that sordid mess?
Well, there’s an interesting new twist to the matter to consider. It has been suggested that Bill Clinton is weighing out a public apology to Monica for her past 15 years of suffering since the affair became public.
◆ The rationale? To fend off critics of his wife Hillary who blame her for protecting a powerful husband who is a sexual predator. Hillary Clinton is eyeing a 2016 presidential bid.
◆ The big question: Will Bill “I love an audience” Clinton choose to apologize to Lewinsky and his wife for the mess he placed in their lives — and appeal for forgiveness — in order to put the past behind him before his first grandchild is born . . . and reap a lotta love for being a penitent?
As far as I can see, the only reason Bill Clinton would ever consider a public apology would be for the sake of political power. To think there might be any other reason is to not have paid attention to the sly smoothness of this master manipulator over several decades. And, if the Clintons and their people are concerned with this episode hindering Hillary’s push for 2016, it might benefit them to get ahead of things before anyone else attempts to use it against them. Rand Paul has been bringing up the issue since February of this year in an attempt to tie in Bill’s predatory behavior toward women as part of the Dem’s larger “war on women” and ostensibly, Hillary’s “war on women”.
He [Clinton] took advantage of a girl that was 20 years old and an intern in his office,” Paul told host David Gregory. “There is no excuse for that, and that is predatory behavior.””What if that unsavory character is your husband?” Paul asked. “What if that unsavory character is Bill Clinton raising money for people across the country, and what if he were someone that was guilty of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior at the workplace – which, obviously, having sex with an intern at the office is inappropriate by any standard.”
Then he came back to it in a pre-taped C-SPAN interview to be broadcast Sunday.
Said Paul: “The Democrats can’t say, ‘We’re the great defenders of women’s rights in the workplace and we will defend you against some kind of abusive boss that uses their position of authority to take advantage of a young women’ when the leader of their party, the leading fundraiser in the country, is Bill Clinton, who was a perpetrator of that kind of sexual harassment. Anybody who wants to take money from Bill Clinton or have a fundraiser has a lot of explaining to do.”
If the suggestion is true that there will be a public apology and if it’s not to help Hillary position herself, what other reason could there possibly be for an (in)famous narcissist to publicly adorn himself in an annoyingly familiar crown of faux humility and his special poor-me look while wagging a self-indulgent finger at a Clinton-weary America and apologize?