The “Comeback Kid” has transformed to the Fade-away Fool.
Bill Clinton has lost his luster with the MSM and Liberals. The “First Black President” is experiencing a scathing tell-all article written by Dee Dee Myers’ husband Todd Purdum. Dee Dee was Bill Clinton’s first Press Secretary when Bill could do no wrong.
Now the Liberal Media has a new “fair haired boy” with Barack Obama. The Clintons will be thrown off to the side of the road with no fear of retribution. Bill and Hillary have lost their power in the Democrat Party with her waning candidacy for President.
From the Purdum ‘Vanity Fair’ article:
Old friends and longtime aides are wringing their hands over Bill Clinton’s post–White House escapades, from the dubious (and secretive) business associations to the media blowups that have bruised his wife’s campaign, to the private-jetting around with a skirt-chasing, scandal-tinged posse. Some point to Clinton’s medical traumas; others blame sheer selfishness, and the absence of anyone who can say “no.” Exploring Clintonworld, the author asks if the former president will be consumed by his own worst self.
This winter, as Clinton moved with seeming abandon to stain his wife’s presidential campaign in the name of saving it, as disclosures about his dubious associates piled up, as his refusal to disclose the names of donors to his presidential library and foundation and his and his wife’s reluctance to release their income-tax returns created crippling and completely avoidable distractions for Hillary Clinton’s own long-suffering ambition, I found myself asking again and again, What’s the matter with him?
As I sought to answer that question for myself, in conversations with dozens of current and onetime Clinton aides, many of whom I have known all these years (Clinton himself declined to be interviewed), I realized just how much about the former president is not known, and not knowable, at the moment, mostly because of his unapologetic stonewalling. Virtually no one, except Ron Burkle, knows just what Clinton put into Burkle’s investment business, or just what he has done since to earn millions of dollars, with the prospect of reaping millions more. Most of the names of the donors who have contributed some $500 million to Clinton’s library and foundation over the past decade are not known, either. Virtually no one, except his doctors and family, knows the precise state of Clinton’s health. Virtually no one really knows what strategic role he has played in his wife’s campaign.
Two Bimbos: Monica Lewinsky and Eleanor Mondale
…in the run-up to the 1996 re-election campaign, when Clinton took one of his many fund-raising trips to California, I teasingly asked his press secretary, Mike McCurry, whether the president intended to go jogging with Eleanor Mondale, the daughter of the former vice president—as he had on a previous trip—after he was spotted with her (and Barbra Streisand) in the wee hours of the morning. The next day, as we boarded the plane at Andrews Air Force Base en route to Los Angeles, McCurry, whose effectiveness as Clinton’s spokesman was aided by the fact that he never fell in love with him, sidled up to me and told me that he had passed my question on to the president, and that Clinton had responded, in vivid terms he knew I could not print, that I should not confuse exercise with extracurricular activity.
Only much later would the world learn that no less an informed observer than Monica Lewinsky, whose judgment, in hindsight, has often seemed sounder than the president’s, had taken note of Mondale’s presence at his side. According to Andrew Morton’s authorized account Monica’s Story, Lewinsky flew into a swivet when she was once stopped at the White House gate on her way to a hoped-for meeting to deliver Christmas gifts to the president. While waiting, she learned that Mondale was with him in the White House.
“Do you think I would be stupid enough to go running with someone I was foolin’ with?,” Clinton later asked Lewinsky. Without missing a beat, she replied, “Do you want me to answer that?”
Purdum claims that about 18 months ago, a former Clinton aide planned an intervention with the former president because he was hearing so many complaints about strange and inappropiate behavior. The aide believed “Clinton was apparently seeing a lot of women on the road.”
The aide was rebuffed by close Clinton advisors and never got to speak with him directly. The attempted intervention was not well received by either Clinton.
Purdum’s article covers eight web pages and describes Bubba truthfully … finally.
Purdum’s description of Slick’s mounting peccadillos as described by Clinton aides and “close associates” has the Clinton camp in a frenzy decrying the “inaccuracies’ of the Vanity Fair Article.
Finally after 8 plus years of scandals and lies the chickens are coming home to roost. Albeit too late…
t/b: Hot Air