Monica of Sorts

The Wall Street Journal nails it today vis a vis Hillary Clinton and her performance before Congress about her dereliction of duty in Benghazi and in general.

As we watched this exchange, it occurred to us that Mrs. Clinton was back in a familiar role, and an ironic one for someone who is supposed to be a feminist icon. Once again, she was helping the most powerful man in the world dodge accountability for scandalous behavior.

Almost exactly 15 years ago, on Jan. 27, 1998, then-First Lady Clinton went on NBC’s “Today” show amid rumors that her husband had carried on a sexual affair with a lowly subordinate in the Oval Office: “The great story here, for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it, is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president.”

How vast was the right-wing conspiracy really? With all due respect, what difference does it make? Mr. Clinton had in fact carried on the affair in the Oval Office and lied under oath about it in a sexual harassment lawsuit; he subsequently lied in a criminal investigation as well. As a result, history remembers Mrs. Clinton and Eliza McCardle Johnson (no relation to Ron, as far as we know) as the only women ever married to impeached presidents.

Why buy the cow when the milk is free Hillary baby? We don’t need a blue dress to see evidence of your debasement before powerful men.

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