Exclusive: Bill Clinton sought ´solace´ in Monica Lewinsky because he could ´no longer trust´ depressed Hillary after her humiliating healthcare reform failure, new book reveals Daily Mail [UK], by Daniel Bates
Bill Clinton may have cheated on his wife with Monica Lewinsky because he had lost confidence in her when she failed to pass healthcare reform, a new book suggests. (Snip) Author and former senior adviser to Congress K. Ward Cummings paints a scathing portrait of a president and a first lady who failed because ´compromise was not part of their vocabulary.´ Cummings writes that they were hampered by characteristics that would later haunt Hillary´s presidential run; their ´intense secrecy, the unhealthy nature of their personal power sharing, and their insistence on treating healthcare reform like a war in which everyone
Comments: Of course this will not get the coverage of the latest Bannon allegations. If there is any credence in that headline it appears that Hillary has spent most of her life in a depressed state. She is always depressed about something. How many different excuses have we heard about why Clinton messed around with Lewinsky? No one other than us will say that he is just a dirty old philandering horn dog. This book is not only about Clinton but other presidents as well. Cummings also speaks negatively about Bush and Cheney.
Contd. What I find amazing is that I can´t find ANY information on the author of this book other than in the link below from Penguin books. There is no Wikipedia posting for him. I find it rather odd and disturbing that there is information anywhere that states when he served as an adviser in congress and with whom. That is certainly unusual these days. Just who is this guy? Is he a Democrat? A Republican?
Seriously? All the more despicable if he abandoned her when she was down. However, I strongly suspect there was no relationship to abandon but rather an expedient political partnership masquerading as a marriage with the obligatory flying ashtray to appear to be a normal reaction to a cheating spouse.
Baloney! He was running out on her in Arkansas. He used his state troopers to take him to his women. He was accused of rape at Oxford University and was kicked out. He was accused of sexual assault at Yale. What´s his excuse there? She knew all of that and married him anyway. Birds of a feather... We are lucky America survived those two crooks.
Their "marriage" was never about love. It was about power and ambition. If the country found out in the 80´s that the Hildebeast preferred women, she never would have made it to 2016. Bill was just cover. He needed a smart and wily "wife" to further his own ambitions while still maintaining his alley cat ways. Gotta hand it to them. It worked for him and almost worked for her. Poor Chelsea. She has to know all this, and that she was just a prop.
That excuse is one for the Books! Bill went after Monica because she made him feel like a Big Shot. She no doubt told him how wonderful he was (while Hillary was telling him he was a stupid, no good, Alley cat). She told him how Handsome and built up his Ego (while Hillary was tearing him down). He loved Monica because she was adventurous and willing. Hillary wasn´t! This story is as old as they come. Yes, it probably was Hillary, and her screaming at Bill that drove him out of the House, but it was BILL who made the decision to put his presidency at risk by his dalliance with an Intern! No excuse for that at all!!
It´s a good thing she didn´t get depressed over failure this time! She should have written a book and gone on a book tour last time. The nation could have been spared an impeachment, because Bill would have never dreamed of being unfaithful...were it not for Hillary´s depression.
Bill Clinton married a very unattractive woman because she was ambitious and smarter than he was then spent the entire marriage chating on her. She knew it but still thought she could leverage him. End of a sad story.
To OP..... from blurb on Amazon: "K. Ward Cummings is a former senior adviser to members of Congress. Before coming to Congress, he was director of the Division of International and Intergovermental Relations for the Maryland state government. He is a board member of the Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship, a nonprofit that helps to secure government internships for young professionals. Formerly, he was a senior adviser to the Partnership for a Secure America (PSA), where he helped create the Capitol Leaders Program, a collaboration between Harvard University´s Program on Negotiation and PSA to teach negotiation and conflict-resolution skills to senior congressional staffers. In addition, he was a member of the National Journal Group´s Policymakers Council."
"Solace" comes in many forms. A 21-year-old thong-snapping, pizza-delivering intern stuffed under a desk in the Oval Office is not "solace." Try "opportunism." Try "exploitation." Try "lowdown horndawg." Not "solace."
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