Margery Eagan writes: “The #MeToo train has rolled over Bill Clinton, crushing him on its tracks. But he’s gotten a pass for so long that he doesn’t get it yet.” And what follows is the denouement of Bubba’s reign. And Hillary’s by attachment.
It’s the end of the line for Bill Clinton
By Margery Eagan June 11, 2018
THE #METOO TRAIN has rolled over Bill Clinton, crushing him on its tracks. But he’s gotten a pass for so long that he doesn’t get it yet. Remember when he took the stage at the 2012 Democratic Convention as Barack Obama’s explainer in chief? The crowd roared and swooned as “The Big Dog” out of Arkansas strode to the podium. He bit his lip. He felt our pain. With arched eyebrows and a hoarse whisper, he told us why we needed Obama better than Obama could ever tell us himself. Democrats fell in love again with the bad boy who made them feel so good. Pundits gushed.
So did I, I regret to admit, since I knew all about the women who accused him of sexual misconduct — Monica Lewinsky, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, and Juanita Broaddrick, who’d credibly claimed that Bill Clinton violently raped her. On that convention night and so many others, lots of us — including leaders of organized feminism — dismissed and diminished Bill Clinton’s accusers.
Here was this: