According to Radar Online, Wednesday, July 31, 2013, a tape by Monica Lewinsky to former President Bill Clinton has emerged, with enough power to momentarily distract a nation from the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal. Weiner shouldn’t feel slighted that his name instantly dropped below the Drudge Report fold, he should feel relieved and grateful for the respite.
The fact that this tape could even cause America to glance sideways, after so many years, may go to prove that when it comes to sex scandals, no politician before or yet can compete with “Slick Willy.” Weiner, after all is a small political potato while Bill Clinton rules supreme when it comes to “bimbo eruptions.”
While Weiner’s scandal began and continues with his peculiar compulsion for photographing and sharing images of his nether parts, the first national inkling that Clinton was “catting around,” started with an allegation of an affair by a sultry blonde, Gennifer Flowers. Hillary Clinton helped squelch that scandal; however, Bill’s appetite for trouble eventually included a young intern, Monica Lewinsky.
News of the oval office affair was released by Matt Drudge and denied by many. In the end, though Hillary was credited with pulling out all stops to muster a damage control machine powerful enough to save Bill, time almost accomplished what Hillary could not. Arguably, this tape may mean that political sex scandals can be resurrected and never-ending as long as there is fresh news, especially if the story is politically useful.
Few can deny the tape has served as a welcome time-out for Weiner whose campaign for mayor of New York has been brutally battered by exposure of his misdeeds. However, the target has apparently shifted. Radar Online wrote, “The Enquirer reports the emergence of the tape could torpedo Hillary’s expected run for the White House.”
As for Weiner, he was not only pushed down the page of The Drudge Report, currently, he’s no where to be found. If there is one thing Matt Drudge has mastered, it’s how to prioritize national news stories. This one is all about Hillary.