Happy Friday, y’all! I am SO glad this week is over. It’s been a pisser, that’s for sure. So we need an super-shocking, extra juicy WTF? moment from pop culture history to make up for it. I wracked my brain thinking of a good one, and then it hit me:
Guys, didn’t we all just go, “WTF? Are you kidding me?” when the whole Monica Lewinsky scandal broke? Let me take you back: It was 1998 and Bill Clinton was rounding the corner on the last years of his two terms as POTUS. The economy was booming, the world was relatively quiet, and well, it looks like Bill had a little time on his hands. Enter White House intern Monica Lewinsky, a 24-year-old doctor’s daughter from California. Apparently she caught Bill’s eye, one thing led to another and she ended up going downtown in the Oval Office. And then this one blabbed:
Well, of course, all hell broke loose. Bill got raked over the coals by the media, Republicans and pretty much anyone looking for a reason to hate on him (not to mention, I’m sure Hillary and Chelsea had a few choice words). Make no mistake, he fucked up:
But what happened after that was far more fucked up than a blow job in the Oval Office. The Republican Congress made moves to impeach him! They hired this douchebag to lead the charge:
Seriously, how totally fucking laughable is it now, after the Bush/Cheney reign of lies and terror, that Clinton was subjected to impeachment proceedings? It just boggles the fucking mind.
So anyway, we all know how this ended. Bill was not removed from office, and finished out his term. He continues to be one of the most highly regarded presidents in recent history. Hillary became a U.S. Senator from the state of New York, ran for president in 2008 and is now Secretary of State. Monica Lewinsky became the nation’s biggest punchline for several years. She designed purses and obtained a degree in social psychology from the London School of Economics in 2006. Linda Tripp got extensive plastic surgery (having John Goodman play you on SNL must be tough), married a German architect and opened a year-round Christmas store in Virginia. And Ken Starr is still up to his old douchebaggery, most recently as the lawyer for Proposition-8 supporters in California.