Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I'll Take Bill

Bill Clinton is not running for president.  He has already enjoyed that golden opportunity to be taken down and nearly ruined by the rabid Republican opposition. 

His sexual misconduct is old news.  It was exposed, trotted out before the American people, and trumped up to the level of “high crimes and misdemeanors” for which the President of the United States can be impeached, twenty years ago.   I think it’s safe to say that Bill Clinton paid for his sins, and then some.

For Bill’s entire tenure in office, the Clintons were trashed, investigated, dragged through the prosecutorial wringer, dissected and shamed.  Finally, for nearly two months in late ’98 and early ‘99, the American people were treated to the ultimate attempt of the Republican Congressional delegation to subvert the will of the people and unseat the duly elected president.  I can’t be the only person in the country who remembers how this all went down.  I can’t be the only one who recalls how grievously frustrating it was to stand by while our government squandered precious time, energy and millions of dollars on this sham of “justice” that was, in fact, the political stunt to end all stunts.  The House knew the Senate wouldn’t find Clinton guilty.  But they were determined to take their smear of a Democratic president as far as it would go…intending to inflict lasting damage not just  on Mr. Clinton, but on the entire Democratic party.

But Hillary Clinton bears no blame in any of this.  It’s not the duty of the wife of a philandering husband to sew his pants shut.  If anything, the fact that she soldiered on, with grace and patience, as the world made the most revolting reality show out of her personal life, speaks to her sense of priorities and her level-headedness under extreme pressure.  So let’s not try to make Bill’s inability to keep it in his pants Hillary’s problem. 

The fact that many of the “expose” type headlines about Bill Clinton’s conduct are emanating from the camp of a thrice-wed, serial-philandering, misogynist sexual predator is irony of the highest order.  “Irony” being the current politically-correct term for blatant hypocrisy.

No, Bill Clinton is not running for president.  And neither is Melania Trump.

But if you’re asking me who I’d rather see as First…Spouse—an Ivy League educated Rhodes Scholar policy wonk with an impressive resume of forty years in public life. who also suffers from issues with monogamy;  or a bubble-headed immigrant trophy (third) wife with a resume which includes posing nude in pornographic photo shoots, who was duped into plagiarizing the words of the "enemy" First Lady when required to speak on behalf of her spouse at his victory appearance at the Republican National Convention…

I’ll take Bill.


1 comment:

  1. And now they're admitting what the rest of us suspected all along. Benghazi was a put up job meant to take out Hillary Clinton.