Monica Lewinsky is back and Bill and Hillary are hanging their heads in shame, or would be if they had the capacity for shame, for empathy, for remorse.
But, they are not alone in this among very successful people, or have not the capacity.
Monica gave a wide-ranging interview with Vanity Fair.
Now, the left is once again in between a rock and a hard place.
If they accept Monica’s story as legitimate, what pray tell do they do with serial sexual abuser Bill Clinton and the wife who absolutely enabled him?
“I’m so sorry you were so alone.” Those seven words undid me. They were written in a recent private exchange I had with one of the brave women leading the #MeToo movement. Somehow, coming from her—a recognition of sorts on a deep, soulful level—they landed in a way that cracked me open and brought me to tears. Yes, I had received many letters of support in 1998.
And, yes (thank God!), I had my family and friends to support me. But by and large I had been alone. So. Very. Alone. Publicly Alone—abandoned most of all by the key figure in the crisis, who actually knew me well and intimately. That I had made mistakes, on that we can all agree. But swimming in that sea of Aloneness was terrifying. (Continued Below)
Monica goes on to explain how the incident and her crucifixion in the liberal media for taking down their hero did real damage to every single part of her being.
But she saves the best, or in this case the worst for Bill and Hillary:
But it’s also complicated. Very, very complicated. The dictionary definition of “consent”? “To give permission for something to happen.” And yet what did the “something” mean in this instance, given the power dynamics, his position, and my age? Was the “something” just about crossing a line of sexual (and later emotional) intimacy? (An intimacy I wanted—with a 22-year-old’s limited understanding of the consequences.)
He was my boss. He was the most powerful man on the planet. He was 27 years my senior, with enough life experience to know better. He was, at the time, at the pinnacle of his career, while I was in my first job out of college. (Note to the trolls, both Democratic and Republican: none of the above excuses me for my responsibility for what happened. I meet Regret every day.)
Correct. Bill abused his power in ways that demanded his impeachment.