It is ironic, of course, that they may paint Ms. We just expect him to fake better, fake sooner. They ignited his desire. The book, not yet published, is about a young woman who works in the White House, along with her boyfriend, a speechwriter. But the fact is that the scandal is there, and the President did what he did and said what he said, and the consequences of what he did and said have preoccupied the executive, the legislative and the judicial branches of government for a year. He couldn't stop thinking of Monica: Clinton's head might also wind up on the block.
Monica will never let him go. She dutifully blessed him with her protection, holding his hand on the way to the helicopter yesterday, even though he humiliated her mother with a girl close to her own age. He even fretted that the Constitution itself might be damaged by his obsession. He used Madeleine Albright and Donna Shalala to give him feminist cover, and let them foolishly parade in front of the cameras to declare their fealty. But there are no parties.
Also, why did Vernon Jordan become a patron to a lowly Pentagon assistant if she was nothing special to the President? Or, as Marilyn Monroe mused to her psychiatrist about her relationship with J. But something else really, really scary had happened -- the A. Not Suitable for Children.
Let him put aside his risky and challenging sex life and take up a risky and challenging public life. I don't think the President should be pushed from office. And the prospect of impeachment didn't frighten him. He even wondered if he needed professional help. But the petulant and angry TV address was the authentic Clinton moment. The Clintons elicit our public-spirited impulses and use them for their private political gain. He imagined her wrapped up like Cleopatra in the Rockettes blanket or panting in that Black Dog T-shirt.