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Response to Earthshine2 (Reply #30)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 04:13 AM

39. There is enough blame to go around.

Yes, Clinton should have known better and bears most of it. There is no question whatsoever about that.

But Hillary forgave him and he seems to have reformed since then after treatment for sex addiction. But his actions enabled Newt and his crazies to do their worst. Those actions hurt Gore's candidacy in 2000 and ALSO hurt Hillary's in 2016, in part because they mitigated the effect of tRump's sexual assaults.

BUT Monica was NOT merely a "starry-eyed intern." She had already had a five-year affair with one of her married high-school teachers before heading to DC. There were also reports from her contemporaries and colleagues that she had set her sights on Clinton once she became an intern.

Her mother seems to have had grand sexual aspirations, so Monica's own aspirations didn't just come out of nowhere.

Her biggest mistake was in trusting Linda Tripp. Even then, Monica only testified because she was forced to by RW GOPers.

I admire her for trying to hold out for as long as she could, given their intimidation tactics, which should have been deemed to be illegal. After all, the actions were consensual and she was over 21 at the time.

This should NEVER have been an impeachment issue, but for Clinton's lying about it. Even that should NOT have risen to the level of impeachment. But we're talking about GOPers, for whom no action by a Dem is off the table. The same or worse actions by GOPers, e.g., Newt himself and tRump, are practically qualifications for a GOPer.

But no, I do not consider her an admirable person. And I never will. But I wish her well nonetheless.

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