Wednesday, May 7, 2014

"What this will cost me, I will soon find out"

The first shot is fired in what promises to be an epic battle between (Hilary) Clinton and (Jeb) Bush for the throne in 2016.

Monica Lewinsky explains in Vanity Fair how her boss took advantage of her (before) and how she was made a scapegoat (after). Will these revelations cause a set-back for the Clintons or improve their standing? There are only 730 days (approx) left to find out!!
Monica Lewinsky says she became reclusive during Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign for president in 2008 for fear that she would be used for political purposes and that she feels "gun-shy" even now as Clinton considers another run in 2016.

Despite Lewinsky's trepidation, she writes in a forthcoming issue of Vanity Fair that she now feels compelled to emerge from the shadows because, "Should I put my life on hold for another eight to 10 years?"

It is time, she writes, 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."

She continues: "What this will cost me, I will soon find out."

Lewinsky, now 40, broke her years long silence about her affair with President Bill Clinton in the article to appear in the May 8 issue of Vanity Fair.

Indeed, Lewinsky writes that the scandal continues to affect her ability to pursue a career despite her master's degree in social psychology from the London School of Economics, because employers do not want to attract the attention of the news media. But she says she has turned down eight-figure offers to exploit her celebrity status because "they didn't feel like the right thing to do."

She writes that she regrets her affair with Clinton, but says the popular view that the president pressured her into it is wrong.

"Sure, my boss took advantage of me," she writes, "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.


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