Bad Dawg!



This Day in Politics, Jan. 17, 1998

On this day in 1998, the Drudge Report carried an item on its website alleging that Newsweek magazine was sitting on a story exposing an affair between President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, a 22-year-old White House intern.

I remember where I was when I heard the news. I had just stopped by my buddy’s house after class when he told me “You gotta hear this” and dragged me in front of his television. My first thought was “They finally got him”.

After five years and $70 million worth of relentless investigation the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy finally had proof that Bill Clinton lied about getting a blow job. Those were uplifting and enlightening times.

Late night comics had a field day. John Goodman played Linda Tripp on SNL. The media was openly speculating what Al Gore’s administration would look like, but when the smoke cleared the only guy who lost his job was Newt Gingrich.

BTW – When the affair took place Monica was no longer an intern.

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45 Responses to Bad Dawg!

  1. HELENK says:

    back then I was a democrat and defended him often. Kept saying his personal life was between Hillary and him. The most important thing was how was he as a president. Now I am an Independent and older and wiser.
    he was hitting on an actress at the golden globes. he is not going to change

  2. DandyTiger says:

    People in positions of power have an advantage in the sex department. Most take advantage of it. A few get caught. We’re just monkeys, that’s what we do. Yawn.

  3. angienc (D) says:

    Yeah, Monica wasn’t an intern when the “affair” happened — she was still a very young, naive girl & he took advantage of his position of power.

    Look at the time — like Helen — I defended him as this was not our business & I still firmly believe that this was all blown way out of proportion to fuel a witch hunt against Clinton — by forces on BOTH the left & right — and have no problem saying so. But I’m not going to celebrate what he did or gloat about the fact that he “got away” with it. They tried to take him down using an affair; it backfired. Good for him.

    Meanwhile, Monica Lewinsky went through years of shit from the “infamy” the case garnered — and nobody — on either side — cares.

    • Roberta says:

      A 22 year old woman who lifts her skirts and flashes her bikini underware at the President of the United States in the Oval Office is NOT a “very young, naive girl.”

      • angienc (D) says:

        You seem to think that you have proved that she was NOT “young & naive” by pointing to those actions when, in fact, you’ve proved the opposite.

        Furthermore, SO THE FUCK WHAT? He couldn’t “help” himself? Women are the ones to BLAME when a man can’t keep it in his pants? Maybe the Islamists have it right & we should all wear burkhas.
        IOW: fuck off shithead.

        • Roberta says:

          Boy you read a whoile lot of crap into a simple factual statement!

          • angienc (D) says:

            That you somehow thinking a 22 year old who lifts her skirt to show off her thong proves how mature & worldly she is instead of how young & naive? Nope, I got your point – and you’re still dead wrong.

        • HELENK says:

          my daughters were taught that playing around with a married man is like buying a used car. You get somebody else’s lemon. At 21 the woman knew right from wrong. She made a bad decision. Should she be crucified for it no. No body gets through life without making some bad decisions. But she was not a victim of bill clinton.

        • angienc (D) says:

          HelenK — being young & naive doesn’t mean she didn’t make bad choices. I’m not excusing her or saying she was a “victim” of Clinton, per se but it *was* a completely unequal relationship & the younger the woman the more easily intoxicated she can get by the attention of an older, sophisticated, “powerful” man. Clinton was definitely the one in the power position in that scenario — I would think the same thing of a 50 year old college professor having an affair with 22 year old student. Yet she’s the one who “paid” more for it — completely unfair and sexist — which is why I refuse to gloat about it/wink about the old “sly dog” getting away with it etc.

        • Roberta says:

          “Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one’s voice.”
          ― Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

      • angienc (D) says:

        Shithead — (noun) Roberta.

  4. votermom says:

    OT lol Glock ad

    • angienc (D) says:

      LOL! Love it.
      I figure the sound of the air pump on my shotgun will have the same effect if ever I need it.

      • votermom says:

        It’s very clever of the ad maker to stay PC that way while still letting me imagine the actual bang! drop, leave horizontally.

      • DandyTiger says:

        Shotgun is definitely the best in those situations. Won’t penetrate through walls very far, so less fear of collateral, and you can still hit the target even if you’re nervous. That’s my recommendation. But handguns will do the job. Not that I know anything about this stuff.

        • angienc (D) says:

          Shotguns are pretty much standard issue in the South — everybody has one & they’re barely considered “firearms.” I can’t tell you the number of times I’m going over the list of items a debtor has to declare in their bankruptcy petitions & when I get to firearms & the client has listed “none” and I ask “What about a shotgun?” and they answer “Well, yeah, of course I’ve got a shotgun.” They really don’t think that even “counts” as a firearm. I laugh every time — it never gets old.

          This made me LOL:

          Not that I know anything about this stuff.

          Yeah right. That line reminds me of my brother — poor thing lost all his firearms in a boating accident right after Obama’s “re-election.” Keeps buying ammo because he’s so deep in denial over the grief of his loss. 🙂

      • DandyTiger says:

        Did I mention you can now “print” guns on certain 3D printers now. Yeah, that cat is out of the bag alright.

        • Somebody says:

          Sure can……..and who says a shotgun is a firearm, LOL!

          Shame about your brother, I understand we’ve had some mighty rough seas lately here in the southeast.

    • HELENK says:

      love it

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Funny that many gave John Edwards credit for saving Bill’s ass 😀

    This was the speech (without notes !) he gave in Clinton’s defense and when I think I became smitten with the Charmer from NC.

  6. votermom says:

    • DandyTiger says:

      Actually two. We also found out Wednesday that Jeep is indeed moving lots of their manufacturing to China. So Romney was right all along.

      • angienc (D) says:

        Romney was right about A LOT that people on both the left & right will never, ever admit.

        • HELENK says:


          I still do not understand why more people did not vote for him. the conservatives in the republican party should look in the mirror and feel a lot of shame.
          the obots are just a lost cause
          those lazy asses that sat home have no excuse

        • foxyladi14 says:

          HONK! HONK!

        • Karma says:

          At this point you can start a list for all of the things he was right about.

          Today Buzzfeed has an article touting how Romney was right about Mali, but of course, they try and undermine it, stating that Mali was in the daily briefings he was receiving. Ignoring the fact that it not only contradicted Obama’s whole campaign argument about al Qaeda being on the run but it was already in the news cycle if people bothered to listen. And Romney would bother to listen to such news as a presidential nominee.

        • angienc (D) says:

          Karma — easier to start a list of everything Romney was *not* right about. Much shorter.

        • Karma says:

          Sad, but true.

          The media had to know that Romney wasn’t the caricature they built. Just like they had to know Obama wasn’t who they’ve protected all these years. Why do you have to protect someone from questions, scandal, current events, if they are an excellent public servant?

  7. HELENK says:

    love the picture and the caption

  8. t says:

    One thing to remember. Monica NEVER filed sexual harassment charges. If she had, she would have had the Republican establishment supporting her the whole way, probably even buying her cars, etc ala Paula Jones. She didn’t. Even now, if she wrote a book based on hind-sight about the horrors of presidential harassment, she would find a publisher. She hasn’t. I would say that even with the weight of age and experience, she considered the relationship consensual and she went into it with open eyes. Is it bad to do? Yes. Would it violate workplace ethics? Yes. Is it impeachable? Probably not. And that’s where the prez had our support. He did not commit an impeachable offense..

    So Clinton is a bit of a slime. Love them or hate them, no politician gets to that level by being ethical. Sadly.

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