Skip to comments.POLITICS: WHITE HOUSE Flashback: 1 day into last shutdown, Clinton-Lewinsky had first 'encounter'
Posted on 09/30/2013 1:10:05 PM PDT by smoothsailing
September 30, 2013
POLITICS WHITE HOUSE
The White House may be quietly hoping that a federal government shutdown slams the political prospects of the Republican Party like it did during the last crisis in 1995, but something else happened at the start of that shutdown that nearly destroyed the presidency: the sordid Oval Office sex affair between Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton began.
As that shutdown began November 14th after Clinton and Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich stopped negotiating, the White House was forced to slash its staff of 430 to a skeleton crew of 90, with unpaid interns helping out too.
One such intern was Lewinsky, then a chatty 22-year-old intern. She had been on the job since July and was tasked with answering phones and running errands for former Chief of Staff Leon Panetta.
While she had met Clinton twice before, including the famous rope line scene where she wore a black beret, author Sally Bedell Smith's 2007 joint biography of Bill and Hillary Clinton, For Love of Politics, reports that it was one day into the shutdown, November 15, when the duo got cozy -- and more.
It was then that Lewinsky and Clinton made eye contact outside Panetta's office, where the president visited four or five times that day.
In the late afternoon, Clinton arrived to attend a birthday party for Panetta's assistant, and he smiled at Monica before leaving. He returned a bit later, wrote Smith, and thats when the intern flirted with the president by flipping up the back of her jacket to expose the straps of her thong above the waistline of her slacks.
Clinton gave her "an appreciative look, wrote Smith.
Later that night, at 8 p.m., while Clinton was in top aide George Stephanopoulos' office next to the Oval Office, Lewinsky passed by and whispered to the president that she had a crush on him.
Clinton bit. He invited her into his private study, a windowless hallway adjacent to the Oval Office. They kissed. She wrote down her phone number. Clinton toyed her pink White House intern pass and said, "This could be a problem."
But that didnt stop him. At 10 p.m., Clinton found Lewinsky alone in Panetta's office, and took her to his private study, where he had turned out the lights. She partially undressed, he fondled her breasts, and while he took a call from a congressman, Lewinsky performed oral sex on him for the first time.
They eventually had sex eight more times from November 1995 to March 1997, in part leading to Clintons impeachment in 1998.
So blame the republicans for that affair too ?
It was a blue dress, so definitely Democratic.
Obama is safe. No one is worried that he will have an affair with a woman.
...with his teenage daughter upstairs at the time.
They have to, it was 1995, it was too early to blame Bush.
"I did NOT have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinski..
“Yeaaaah....Good tiiiiimmmmes.” /Stewie voice
Note to male interns, stay away from the DC and Chicago Bathouses...
Obama does not need a woman-- he already has Reggie for those long workaholic evenings in the oval office.
The cigar would have to go somewhere different though LOL
A lot of people have been saying that these government shutdowns really suck...
Footnotes in the Starr report show there was also Oral-ANAL contact.
To my HUGE surprise the “active/passive breakdown was not what you would expect in 0.000001 seconds.
Does anyone really give a crap that the Mt. Rushmore parking lot might be closed for a few weeks when the White House has been closed since March?
Which more directly affects hundreds of thousands of Americans?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born Paula Rosalee Corbin
September 17, 1966 (age 47)
Lonoke, Arkansas, United States
Occupation Civil servant, centerfold, reality television personality
Paula Corbin Jones (born Paula Rosalee Corbin; September 17, 1966) is a former Arkansas state employee who sued U.S. President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment. Clinton entered into an out-of-court settlement, agreeing to pay Jones and her attorneys a total of $850,000, before the lawsuit was dismissed pre-trial on the grounds that Jones failed to demonstrate damages. The Paula Jones case precipitated Clinton's impeachment. Charges of perjury and obstruction of justice were brought against Clinton based on statements he made during the depositions for the Jones lawsuit. The specific statements were about the nature of his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, with whom he denied having a sexual relationship.
Clinton-Lewinsky had first ‘encounter’
-OR- the Dyson Vacuum Affair.. “the BIG Offset Suck”...
If Reggie shows up at the White House we will know Obama is planning on a shutdown.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.