The Voice of Another Intern.
I was an intern in the White House Transition Team during the first Clinton period in 1992-3 in the Justice "Cluster" and State Department "Cluster." I wasn't there long before I found more substantive legal work in the DC private sector- But this gives me some perspective on Monica Lewinsky's latest taking to the public sympathy waves at a Ted Talk that was splattered all over the media.
I should note that the comments below are not motivated by a desire to see Hillary in the White House (I am equally a fan of Al Gore or John Kerry for whom I also volunteered as Presidents I think), nor are these comments meant to in any way excuse real cyber-bullying. For that cause they need another champion.
Here I go- Monica, you are Shameless. Admittedly. She boasts she's over the Shame thing now. The problem with Monica's shame, like that of all self-justified adulteresses who hit on married men or entertain their roaming eyes and other parts is that they don't couple the Shame with Repentance because the remorse is situational. The remorse she explains is because she was caught. Were she not caught and dragged through the legal nightmare of FBI stings, threats of jail and prosecution for lying on an Affidavit, and legal harassment, she would have found it perfectly acceptable, normal even to be in love with her boss who just happened to be married and happened to be the President of the United States. That's not real remorse. Its really pathetic.
When I met Bill Clinton briefly (twice) he struck me as tall, pudgy (it was his Big Mac days) with a funny W.C.Fields bulbous nose and he struck me as someone from a Southern State who likely wouldn't make partner in a big Manhattan firm so why not run for President. I was not remotely attracted to him or impressed with his charisma. He never remotely tried to hit on me and if he did I wouldn't have hesitated to tell him I wasn't that kind of girl. In fact I first volunteered for Jerry Brown and after he gave his sad concession speech at the Convention I switched teams I was so not into Clinton. I was not attracted to the sleazy single attorney in the White House counsel cluster from Yale either who shall remain nameless, who kept asking all the female interns for back-rubs and shoulder massages (provoking my thought of -get a girlfriend loser). But had I been strongly overwhelmingly attracted to Bill as some dimwits are to men in power because of their position, I would have said to myself- WHAT ARE YOU MAD STARKING CRAZY? HE'S A MARRIED MAN AND THE PRESIDENT. Monica had no such inner voice.
Monica was and is missing a morality filter. Its the filter that says DON'T YOU DARE. Its the lack of any solid moral foundation that would have educated her to the fact that adultery is on the top ten hit list of DON'T YOU DARE right up there with murder. When you murder a family bond, you destroy a marriage united soul bond and potentially even future fruit of the marriage. DON'T YOU DARE. I wondered if anyone bothered to take the girl to church or synagogue. You don't volunteer on campaigns to start flipping your thong at the candidate- (I repress here my instinct to be brutally unkind out of respect for Lent.)
A person who admits she knew the game because she was 'in love' with a married man before (busy girl for 22) who boldly on and off blows the President for two years under massive delusions that she meant anything to him other than the girl who was stupid enough to blow him off for two years could only have been raised in a broken home in Beverly Hills. Delusions of grandeur must have prompted her to think he would actually dump his Ivy League lawyer wife for someone who barely graduated from college apparently majoring in bad musicals because she was a daughter of a rich doctor from Beverly Hills.
Someone who is called out for what they actually did is not being cyber-bullied. She is not the light shining against innocent victimhood of gays jumping off bridges because she is neither innocent nor a victim. She made her bed, or bathroom closet, and she didn't get to sleep in it- because she was servicing someone she had no business carrying on with. You get to leave, and yes, shut up about it, because your mouth should be sanitized with rubbing alcohol before you get to air it ever again. Again, I repress here my instinct to let her have it out of respect for Lent (we are told to be Kind.)
The fact that the Washington Post, and Ted organizers and anyone else who invites her to peddle her OBSCENELY OFFENSIVE recreated Innocent Victim lying tripe around nationally is purely political. This is a girl who has no moral judgment, who has no appreciation of the gravity of her sins, who has no concept that she did anything wrong in any sense other than run afoul of that pesky thing called American perjury law.
I am beginning to believe there is a Right Wing Conspiracy against Hillary. Keep it up and I may be tempted to help her run for President.