Monica’s Lewinsky’s essay in the new issue of Vanity Fair raises all sorts of questions. Why is she writing this now? What does she want? What’s her next move? And of course, what do her words mean for Hillary Clinton? Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus argues that Lewinsky has done the former secretary of state a solid by plainly stating that the affair was consensual, thus blunting Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s argument that Bill Clinton was a sexual predator.
And polls do in fact suggest that Lewinsky is a kind of unintended Hillary Clinton wing woman — the former first lady’s favorable ratings got a significant boost from the focus on her husband’s dalliance with Lewinsky at the time.
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