Bad news for Bill Clinton is bad news for the Democratic Party, given that Clinton has become that party’s most popular figure and its only elder statesman. And this sounds like bad news:
Monica Lewinsky is reportedly set to write a tell-all book about her affair with Bill Clinton – including her intimate love letters to the ex-president and how he had an insatiable desire for threesomes.
The former White House intern, 39, reportedly wants revenge on Clinton, who she believes escaped unscathed while she has never been able to shake the disgrace of their Oval Office trysts. …
‘Monica has tried to move forward, but the nightmare of her affair with Bill still haunts her,’ a friend told the Enquirer. ‘She’s facing 40 without a man in her life, and seething about the way her reputation was destroyed as the whole world watched.’ …
He also laughed about his nonexistent sex life with his wife – and said he thought he was not the only one looking for love outside their marriage.
‘Monica can describe how Bill went on and on about his insatiable desire for three-way sex, orgies and the use of sex toys of all kinds,’ the friend added.
What impact will such revelations have? Perhaps not much; after all, Jaunita Broddrick’s allegation that Clinton raped her was generally ignored, even though there was no particular reason to think it was untrue. And it may be that in today’s culture, scandal is a near-impossibility. P. J. O’Rourke wrote in Give War A Chance:
You can’t shame or humiliate modern celebrities. What used to be called shame and humiliation is now called publicity. And forget traditional character assassination; if you say a modern celebrity is an adulterer, a pervert and a drug addict, all it means is that you’ve read his autobiography.
And that was at the beginning of the Clinton administration! Things have only gotten worse since. Still, if nothing else, Monica’s memoir might cause the Dems to give their “war on women” nonsense a rest.