Monica Lewinsky Breaks Decade Of Silence Over Clinton Affair
Guess who’s back! Thanks to Vanity Fair, Monica Lewinsky is opening her mouth after 10 years and talking about her legendary affair with President Bill Clinton. Unless you were living in a far away monastery or were busy building an underground shelter in anticipation of Y2K, The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal of 1998 was the biggest political news story of the year and perhaps since Watergate.
I remember watching parts of the trial live on tv at school as teachers would hold off on lessons just to get an update. It was a story of Sex, Secrets, and Lies. Even the Americans who hated politics couldn’t help but watch in disbelief. Besides President Clinton lying into the camera and to the American people straight to their faces, it was a issue of morals and sanctity of marriage that was on the minds of many Americans. ‘Was it right or wrong?’ ‘Who cares what he does, he’s the President?’ Affairs and scandals are nothing new and happen on both sides of the political aisle, but I must say, this story always intrigues me. It’s on the biggest public scale you can get.
Here are some excerpts of the upcoming article:
“It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress,” “I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened.”
“Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position,”
“The Clinton administration, the special prosecutor’s minions, the political operatives on both sides of the aisle, and the media were able to brand me. And that brand stuck, in part because it was imbued with power.”
“Thanks to the Drudge Report, I was also possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet,”
The magazine article in its entirety will be hitting newsstands on May 13th.