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Slamming Hillary with Bill's Sins

Reported by Judy - March 1, 2006

Does Fox News think Sen. Hillary Clinton should be the object of scorn for the relationship her husband had with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky? How else to explain the subliminal reference to the matter during a recent discussion of Clinton's political future on "Special Report with Brit Hume"?

During the Grapevine segment on Monday (February 27, 2006), Hume did a piece on Karl Rove's comments regarding Clinton's chances in the 2008 presidential contest. Clinton was quoted as saying that Rove "spends more time thinking about my political future than I do." Hume said that Rove believes Clinton would win the nomination but would not win the general election because of her liberal political philosophy and her "brittleness."

Meanwhile, Fox News displayed a picture of Clinton on the screen and the caption "Close, but no cigar."

Was the cigar intended to reference a certain act the former President Clinton performed in the Oval Office with Lewinsky?

That's up to the viewer to decide, apparently. But for those slow on the uptake, Hume reported later that the former president is hiring interns for his presidential library, New York office, and AIDS/HIV foundation.

For some reason, Clinton gets no credit from all those right-wing "protect the sanctity of marriage" types for deciding to stick with her husband and try to make things work between them afrer the Lewinsky matter. A divorce in these circumstances may have been a net win for her politically. All she gets from so-called Christians for trying to stay married is their scorn. It's illogical and against all they supposedly believe in.

Thanks to a certain reader, K, who brought this to my attention while I was away.

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