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Monica's back says Clinton lied
Politico.com ^ | 12/17/09 | JOSH GERSTEIN & JOHN F. HARRIS

Posted on 12/17/2009 11:56:42 AM PST by OldDeckHand

In the years since their bitter battle, both former President Bill Clinton and independent counsel Ken Starr have predicted they’d be vindicated in the history books.

Now the first definitive history of the Clinton scandal is about to arrive – and neither man can be completely happy about his portrayal in its pages.

“The Death of American Virtue,” due out in February, asserts that Clinton had yet another extramarital affair, with Susan McDougal of Whitewater fame. Also in the book, Monica Lewinsky tells author Ken Gormley that she believes the president lied under oath when he described their encounters.

At the same time, Gormley offers a harsh portrait of Starr as a man out of his depth and who lost all sense of proportion. His interviews offer new ammunition to critics who contend the Lewinsky investigation was marred at its outset by improper questioning of Lewinsky in January 1998 by Starr’s lieutenants, who continued to grill her even after she asked for a lawyer.

Two presidents later, the saga feels like a far-off chapter in the nation’s history but the book makes clear that the principals, including Clinton himself, remain keenly interested in squaring the historical record to their liking.

In three interviews with the author, Clinton makes clear – to no surprise of longtime observers of the 42nd president – how aggrieved his continues to feel over the whole episode, unspooling a stream of choice invective about his other accusers. In Clinton’s telling, the head of the House impeachment team, Henry Hyde, is a “bitter right-winger” and “hypocrite,” and the judge who cited Clinton for civil contempt was merely currying favor with the conservative wing of the GOP.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; impeachment; monica; monicalewinsky; starr; whitewater
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If they're interested in talking about Clinton's trevails again, you know that they want to talk about ANYTHING other than Barry's EPIC FAILURE.
1 posted on 12/17/2009 11:56:44 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

der Schlictmeister’s escapades seem tame compared to der Fuhrer 0bama’s attempt to become dictator.


2 posted on 12/17/2009 11:58:32 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: OldDeckHand

“The era of big government is over.”


3 posted on 12/17/2009 11:58:44 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: OldDeckHand

Monica dear, of course Bill lied, it’s who he is.

Heck unless you had a ruler with you it probably wasn’t his first one either.


4 posted on 12/17/2009 11:59:30 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: OldDeckHand

Does she talk about how qualified she was for the 6-figure job she got to lie under oath?


5 posted on 12/17/2009 12:00:25 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: OldDeckHand

6 posted on 12/17/2009 12:00:49 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

This just in....der Schlictmeister’s now counselling Tiger.


7 posted on 12/17/2009 12:01:20 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: OldDeckHand

YOU LIE!


8 posted on 12/17/2009 12:01:43 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I would never have thought I’d be even mildly nostalgic about Bubba’s antics.

Amazing.


9 posted on 12/17/2009 12:02:23 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: OldDeckHand

I kind of wish Monica would write her own book. Of course I respect her for not having done so. But still, I wish she would.


10 posted on 12/17/2009 12:02:53 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: OldDeckHand

Slick Willie, you are yesterday’s news. Begone!


11 posted on 12/17/2009 12:02:54 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Only because slickmeister had a conservative Congress to restrain him.


12 posted on 12/17/2009 12:05:26 PM PST by businessprofessor
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To: OldDeckHand
Clinton and his defenders failed to acknowledge that Wright “could have ended his presidency with the stroke of a pen” by initiating criminal contempt proceedings against him while the impeachment case was still pending.

That should have been the headline. I wouldn't poo-poo this off as a detour away from the current pres_ent. It might remind some that this train wreck can be stopped.

13 posted on 12/17/2009 12:06:41 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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"If they're interested in talking about Clinton's trevails again, you know that they want to talk about ANYTHING other than Barry's EPIC FAILURE. "

EGG-zactly!

WHY are we revisiting Monica Lewinsky? So clinton lied...what else is new...and how does that make what she did OK?

She sealed her fate when she got involved with him, and if it's made "getting a lewinsky" a household word, then that is primarily the fault of her, him and the media putting "oral sex" on the evening news for months on end.

With all that is going on now with the kenyan and his minions, the lewinsky story falls within the rhelm of the old joke, "When you're up to your ass in alligators, it's hard to remember your initial objective was to drain the swamp."

'nuff said
14 posted on 12/17/2009 12:06:41 PM PST by FrankR (oBAMA: I'd rather pay higher premiums and live, than sit before your Death Panels and die.)
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"I kind of wish Monica would write her own book. Of course I respect her for not having done so. But still, I wish she would."

I'm not sure if she still is, but for a number of years, she was bound by an agreement with the Office of Independent Counsel that forbade her from writing a book.

She has appeared on at least one television special for which she was compensated, FWIW. I was watching the View (don't ask) a couple of months ago and Barbara Walters was talking about it. Walters likes Lewinsky, for some reason - perhaps on mistress to another.

15 posted on 12/17/2009 12:08:20 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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This just in....der Schlictmeister’s now counselling Tiger.

LOL!

16 posted on 12/17/2009 12:08:22 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: OldDeckHand

Monica was recruited by Tiger Woods?


17 posted on 12/17/2009 12:08:51 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision , and truth (.Member NRA))
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To: OldDeckHand

Memo to Billy Jeff: Better put some ice on that.


18 posted on 12/17/2009 12:11:17 PM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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And since they are already attacking the book, you know most of it is true....


19 posted on 12/17/2009 12:12:20 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: OldDeckHand
When Bill Clinton and Hillary got married he made her promise she would never look in his old suitcase he kept under the bed. She agreed and finally one day about 30 years after they were married she decided to look in the suitcase. To her surprise there were 3 empty aluminum beer cans and about $84,000 in cash. She confronted Bill and said she had looked in the suitcase. He said well, every time he was unfaithful he tossed an empty aluminum can in the case. Hillary said well that's not so bad, 30 years three cans, but what is the $84,000 for? Bill said well, when the suitcase was full I would take the cans down and recycle them for cash.
20 posted on 12/17/2009 12:13:34 PM PST by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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