This morning on CNN Newsroom, anchor Kyra Phillips examined another aspect of the Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) story. Noting that Weiner's wife is a very close friend of and former aide to Hillary Clinton, Phillips said:
Hillary Clinton went through a sex scandal of sorts and, you know, could she have advised Weiner's wife? I wonder if Weiner's wife called her for advice.
A sex scandal of sorts? Phillips must not recall how Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton's chief of staff, Betsey Wright, labored to squelch what she termed "bimbo eruptions." The Clintons used a private detective to get many women - 19 was the number cited by Wright to journalist Michael Isikoff - to sign affidavits denying a sexual relationship with Clinton. If unable to get a signature, the detective gathered information challenging the women's credibility or mental stability.
Apparently, Kyra Phillips doesn't recollect names like Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Sally Perdue, Elizabeth Ward Gracen, Connie Hamzy and Dolly Kyle Browning.
Phillips very possibly used "a sex scandal of sorts" to reference Monica Lewinsky. Liberals prefer to pretend that Bill Clinton was impeached for exploiting the young White House intern. In truth, Clinton was impeached for perjuring himself before a grand jury, tampering with witnesses, and hiding evidence.
Clinton ultimately was fined $90,000 for lying under oath and obstructing justice. He paid $850,000 in the Paula Jones suit, despite repeatedly denying that as governor he'd sexually harassed the low level state employee. Clinton lost his law license in Arkansas, and was prohibited from practicing law before the U.S. Supreme Court. Such penalties aren't typically exacted for a sexual impropriety.
No, Kyra, Hillary Clinton didn't endure a sex scandal of sorts. She went through, and seemingly facilitated, a continual series of sex scandals of all sorts. To say otherwise is to rewrite history.