Why is anyone talking or caring about Monica Lewinsky right now?
The fact that Hillary Clinton, wife of former president Bill Clinton, may announce plans to try for the White House once more is not a good enough reason for a political relic to be garnering this much attention.
In 2008, hardly anyone cared about the scandal from the 1990s. Of course racial vs sexism in politics was what all the media outlets were gabbing about.
Who had time for the former mistress with so much other ammo was right there for news pundits?
Now is a bizarre time to break one’s silence.
Did she need everyone’s undivided attention with Barack not the star, but on his way out of Washington D.C.? Did a Beyonce lyric drive the infamous “other woman” out into the public eye?
Again….who cares and why?
Following the George W. Bush presidency, what happened with her and the former president is hardly noteworthy in a post 9/11 and post gay marriage political world. A lot can change in a couple of decades, and the scandal barely qualifies as “old news” worth rehashing.
It’s also important to note that this is someone who will never be relevant in politics or any other field for any other reason than sleeping with a former president. This is her fate and her lot in life. That will be her footnote in the halls of history.
It may seem unfair that the Clintons remained married and the husband’s legacy is intact. Meanwhile Lewinsky can’t even give her full name no doubt without being asked if she’s THAT Monica Lewinsky.
— IndyArts (@IndyArts) May 7, 2014
However, let’s look at this logically for a moment.
The generation that was born at the height of the scandal likely do not remember or care about most of the parties involved. Hillary Clinton is known for her own political career to these voting youngsters far more so than as a wronged political wife.
— WSVN-TV (@wsvn) May 7, 2014
She will move forward based on her political accomplishments. If Clinton is hindered, it will be because those political views and accomplishments are polarizing. Yes, sexism may play a role.
None of the relevant players today have anything to do with a Throwback-Thursday of a scandal. At least not anymore.
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) May 6, 2014
Now that Monica Lewinsky has set the record straight (albeit at a time no one needed or asked for such a thing), perhaps she can do what she should have done nearly twenty years ago: Change her name, dye her hair, leave the country and dare to get into a line of work that won’t bring her anywhere near the White House.
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