Did she privately call Monica a “narcissistic loony toon”? Most wives would have said much worse.
Bill Clinton once described the White House to a mutual friend as “the jewel of the federal penitentiary system.” At the time, I remember thinking: well, you asked for it, pal. But then a politician’s life is incomprehensible to me.
Blair summarized Hillary’s thinking in September 1998: “Ever since he took office they’ve been going thru personal tragedy, and immediately all the ugly forces started making up hateful things about them, pounding on them.
“[Hillary] didn’t realize the toll it was taking on him,” Blair continued. “She thinks she was not smart enough, not sensitive enough, not free enough of her own concerns and struggles to realize the price he was paying.”
Well, she loves the man, is all I can say.
And he’s lucky to have her.
Gene Lyons is a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.