Vanity Fair – After 10 years of virtual silence (“So silent, in fact,” she writes, “that the buzz in some circles has been that the Clintons must have paid me off; why else would I have refrained from speaking out? I can assure you that nothing could be further from the truth”), Lewinsky, 40, says it is time to stop “tiptoeing around my past—and other people’s futures. I am determined to have a different ending to my story. I’ve decided, finally, to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past. (What this will cost me, I will soon find out.)”
Maintaining that her affair with Clinton was one between two consenting adults, Lewinsky writes that it was the public humiliation she suffered in the wake of the scandal that permanently altered the direction of her life: “Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position. . . . The Clinton administration, the special prosecutor’s minions, the political operatives on both sides of the aisle, and the media were able to brand me. And that brand stuck, in part because it was imbued with power.”
Why does Monica Lewinsky catch so much flak? I’m a Lewinsky sympathizer because of all the criticism and threats she’s received throughout the years. When 100% of all women are blowing Bill in that situation. 100%. Fuck it, I’m blowing Bill in that situation. It’s an American honor.
It’s the President of the United States and Monica was a slightly overweight, boring intern, with no real significant future or fame. In my opinion, Monica made the best investment of her life. Clinton got a beej and Monica Lewinsky lives comfortably due to books, appearances, and articles like this. She got the gift that keeps on giving. 16 years later. The blowjob heard round the world. Only someone with good business acumen would recognize she made a genius decision and that albeit 10 minutes of hard stroking wild Bill, it’s been a lopsided transaction ever since.