British MP George Galloway on Bill Clinton
British MP George Galloway on Bill Clinton:
A decade ago I had a boilerplate gag in my speeches, which went something like this: “I’m in favor of us having a special relationship with the United States, I just don’t want us to have the kind that Miss Lewinsky had with President Clinton. One sided, undignified, immoral and with the junior partner always on their knees.”
One day I cracked it at the London School of Economics and a woman got up from the fifth row and walked out. —It was Miss Lewinsky, briefly studying there.
Aides testify that Clinton had “the charisma of a rock star”, that “25 women a day would show up looking for him”, claiming a Monica-style special relationship. His staff say he was “mesmerisingly irresistible” to women who ‘just threw themselves at him’ and “poured over him like bees around honey”.
Like Jack Kennedy before him, he seems to have had an out-of-control libido and he had these women, in his own words about Lewinsky, “just because I could”.
This immorality and the hurt it has to have caused his wife Hillary eventually led to impeachment and the disfiguring of his presidency.
And yet most Americans would like to have him back (me too, given the current choices on offer).
He was more keen on making love than war (though he did a bit of that too), the economy boomed and he bested the right-wing conspiracy, which still scars American politics today.