Online editors and traffic-watchers across the country jumped for joy today when Vanity Fair published a teaser of Monica Lewinsky's tell-all piece in its latest issue, due out later this week. Here's the money quote: “Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position.” Now, let the scandal-reminiscing and chattering begin!
The timing—just as Hillary Clinton toys with another presidential run—is uncanny, writes Doug Mataconis at Outside the Beltway.
Maybe, says CNN's Ashley Banfield, but this isn't the first time Hillary has run for president.
At least Republicans may finally have something to obsess about besides the faux Benghazi scandal. (Already, Rand Paul is galavanting around the TV circuit saying the Clinton affair shows that Democrats are the ones with the real war on women.)
Is this Lewinsky's last-ditch attempt at notoriety after a decade of laying it low?
Whatever it is, no one cares anymore, says Ann Althouse, adding that it's totally obvious Lewinsky is still in love with Bill.
But Republicans should think twice before pulling the old trope out of the trick box. Jason Easley at Politics USA points out that attacking Hillary about her husband's affair didn't work 20 years ago, and it won't work now.
From the source itself: “It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress.” How about you just wash it already?
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