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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Monica Lewinski was used and abused by the President of the United States. She was barely an adult. He should, for the rest of his sorry life, be embarrassed by his actions. He's a scum bag. So's his wife.
    Yes but you have to remember. The was years into the age of consent. The age of consent in DC back then was 16. It probably still is. I doubt the politicians in DC want that changed!

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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    You have never been humiliated internationally. And because of that, she was denied positions throughout her life because of the stigma attached to this affair even though she completed her studies in Europe and well qualified for the positions she applied. I don't know where you get she has talked about this affair ongoing as nothing has come from her mouth for over a decade. It is the press that has relentlessly watched her every move. Maybe that is what you have confused. She was a young woman who made a bad choice and has paid dearly for it. To the point of contemplating suicide. So get off your high horse because you have no right to be there.
    She was also given positions because of that notoriety. She hasn't truly been left destitute. She made over a million and a half in about the first year or two after the scandal.

    Heck, I even overestimated how many years its been since the scandal and gave her making over $3.3 M for a 20 year period had she used the degree she has now (after the scandal) to get a job and maintain it for 20 years. She is making 4x that amount on this book deal alone. She has probably earned that amount in other deals she has had since the affair.

    She has been on several talk shows/late night shows since the affair. There was a biography written about her right after it.

    I don't feel sympathy for her for her choice to have an affair with the President. It was her responsibility, her decision, she needs to live with the consequences. The same thing can easily happen to a nobody living in a small town who has an affair with a married man and the whole town finds out about it. (Now, I will say that I feel sympathy for her that it came out, because I personally don't think it was anyone's business. But I don't really think she intended for the affair to remain a secret forever in the first place. Not when she kept that dress and was telling her coworker and others about it.)

    In reality, there are probably people who would hire her. Heck, she could easily just change her name if it really is that big of an issue for her trying to get hired. I just doubt it is. I think she's playing everyone to sell her book.
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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    She was also given positions because of that notoriety. She hasn't truly been left destitute. She made over a million and a half in about the first year or two after the scandal.

    Heck, I even overestimated how many years its been since the scandal and gave her making over $3.3 M for a 20 year period had she used the degree she has now (after the scandal) to get a job and maintain it for 20 years. She is making 4x that amount on this book deal alone. She has probably earned that amount in other deals she has had since the affair.

    She has been on several talk shows/late night shows since the affair. There was a biography written about her right after it.

    I don't feel sympathy for her for her choice to have an affair with the President. It was her responsibility, her decision, she needs to live with the consequences. The same thing can easily happen to a nobody living in a small town who has an affair with a married man and the whole town finds out about it. (Now, I will say that I feel sympathy for her that it came out, because I personally don't think it was anyone's business. But I don't really think she intended for the affair to remain a secret forever in the first place. Not when she kept that dress and was telling her coworker and others about it.)

    In reality, there are probably people who would hire her. Heck, she could easily just change her name if it really is that big of an issue for her trying to get hired. I just doubt it is. I think she's playing everyone to sell her book.
    Evidently the degree she achieved hasn't poured in possibilities because of the scandal.

    Why should she have to change her name over a poor judgment in her youth? Because of folks like you? Hello?

    This woman has paid deeply for her poor choices. A young woman interning under the president of the U.S. somehow gets treated like trash while the great Billy is excused. Give it a rest.

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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    You have never been humiliated internationally. And because of that, she was denied positions throughout her life because of the stigma attached to this affair even though she completed her studies in Europe and well qualified for the positions she applied. I don't know where you get she has talked about this affair ongoing as nothing has come from her mouth for over a decade. It is the press that has relentlessly watched her every move. Maybe that is what you have confused. She was a young woman who made a bad choice and has paid dearly for it. To the point of contemplating suicide. So get off your high horse because you have no right to be there.
    I thought appearing on Saturday Night Live as herself to lampoon the whole affair would have been therapeutic for her......Come on , really.

    Yes, it was moronic to be President and trying to pull off such a sexual stunt as that in the White House itself. But as we almost see monthly male politicians seem to think they are invisible as an example the congressman recently caught on his own office cam sucking a friend's wife tongue. So he was a moron and she was 22 years old so not exactly a 17 year old cheerleader.

    But to think she has not capitalize off this is foolish. She has already had one book written about it before and it has allowed her many business ventures such as Jenny Craig.

    How many more books can we write about a blow job? She should just make a porn video of doing a blow job and call it a day.

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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    I thought appearing on Saturday Night Live as herself to lampoon the whole affair would have been therapeutic for her......Come on , really.

    Yes, it was moronic to be President and trying to pull off such a sexual stunt as that in the White House itself. But as we almost see monthly male politicians seem to think they are invisible as an example the congressman recently caught on his own office cam sucking a friend's wife tongue. So he was a moron and she was 22 years old so not exactly a 17 year old cheerleader.

    But to think she has not capitalize off this is foolish. She has already had one book written about it before and it has allowed her many business ventures such as Jenny Craig.

    How many more books can we write about a blow job? She should just make a porn video of doing a blow job and call it a day.
    When you have spent 20 years under the scrutiny of international press over some dumbass thing you have done in your past then maybe you would have the right to judge her. Until then. pffft.

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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    This month in Vanity Fair, Monica Lewinsky writes about her affair with President Clinton. Hard to believe she is now 40. How time flies when you are having fun. There are excerpts from the article posted online. She delves into the humiliation of it all and addresses at one time contemplating suicide. She was only 19 years of age when the affair began if I recall correctly but makes it very clear the relationship was consensual. My own opinion is that she paid a heavy price for her poor judgment. But at 19 and having a powerful man such as a president coming on to you, well let's just say I have always held Bill Clinton more responsible because of her age. Now Lewinsky says her current goal, is to get involved with efforts on behalf of victims of online humiliation and harassment as she suffered and to start speaking on this topic in public forums.

    You can read more here.... Exclusive: Monica Lewinsky Writes About Her Affair with President Clinton | Vanity Fair
    Yup, he was a scumbag for what he did.

    But implying she was a teenager is just plain wrong. She was between 22 and 24. Clearly an adult. She was a college graduate. And frankly she was not raped. A college graduate. And I am not sure if she ever denied having a years long affair with her former high school instructor ( a married man) - before she even met Clinton.

    But I get it. He was a scumbag, but to portray her as an innocent is just plain silly. She was not a teenager, she was a sexually active college graduate and well into adulthood.

    She was hardly nave. She seemed to know exactly what she was doing - thong flashing and all.

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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Evidently the degree she achieved hasn't poured in possibilities because of the scandal.

    Why should she have to change her name over a poor judgment in her youth? Because of folks like you? Hello?

    This woman has paid deeply for her poor choices. A young woman interning under the president of the U.S. somehow gets treated like trash while the great Billy is excused. Give it a rest.
    Like me? Do you think I'm making the hiring decisions somewhere? No. But she has proven that she is willing to have affairs with her boss and/or those in a position of authority over her. Why should she get a free pass for that not being taken into considerations when it comes to future employment opportunities? Heck, she has shown that she is willing to use that very notoriety to aid in her getting jobs, why should it not also be expected to work against her in some places as well?

    That woman has made a ton of money off of her "poor choices", and is set up right now to make a heck of a lot more. I definitely do not feel bad for her.
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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    When you have spent 20 years under the scrutiny of international press over some dumbass thing you have done in your past then maybe you would have the right to judge her. Until then. pffft.
    Really? She's spent "20 years under the scrutiny of the international press"? When's the last time you heard anything about her before this?
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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    Yup, he was a scumbag for what he did.

    But implying she was a teenager is just plain wrong. She was between 22 and 24. Clearly an adult. She was a college graduate. And frankly she was not raped. A college graduate. And I am not sure if she ever denied having a years long affair with her former high school instructor ( a married man) - before she even met Clinton.

    But I get it. He was a scumbag, but to portray her as an innocent is just plain silly. She was not a teenager, she was a sexually active college graduate and well into adulthood.

    She was hardly nave. She seemed to know exactly what she was doing - thong flashing and all.
    It has been validated in other posts she was 22. Got it. I was going by memory when I mentioned 19 and made that perfectly clear. Care to share any of the things you did at 22 on the international stage? I love how people are so free to judge another when they couldn't pass the same judgment they would on themselves. Yet calling Clinton a scumbag is all that is required. hmmmm.

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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Yes but you have to remember. The was years into the age of consent. The age of consent in DC back then was 16. It probably still is. I doubt the politicians in DC want that changed!
    Six years into age of consent.
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