Bill Maher Bashes Slick Willy For Treating Women Less Than Human
HBO's Bill Maher came to Monica Lewinski's defense after former president Bill Clinton had the gall to say that the Lewsinksi affair was just to help him with his anxiety. Wow, that's got to be a self-esteem booster for Lewisnksi there.
"Can I, for one second, channel Monica Lewinsky?” Maher began Friday on his HBO show “Real Time.”
“Just gotta say the blindness of a man saying that I had this affair with this person was to manage my anxieties — how does that make her feel? It’s a terrible thing to say.”
"The Clintons are very blind. They have a callousness to them," panelist Caitlin Flanagan, an author and contributor to The Atlantic magazine, told Maher.
"They really do," Maher agreed. "This to me was very callous. It's like, 'Manage my anxieties.' Really? Is there not a human being there?"
"Especially when she's revealed that she was in love with him," Flanagan said.
"Yes!" the "Real Time" host exclaimed. "He bought her that book of poetry, remember that? And there was that tape where he was like, 'Good morning' because he got a b---j-- that day. It's a little more than that."
Clinton "made the remarks as part of a documentary series titled "Hillary" which looks at the public life of 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Mr. Clinton was impeached in 1998 for lying to investigators about his relationship with Ms. Lewinsky. He was acquitted at his Senate trial.
Ms. Lewinsky was a 22-year-old White House intern at the time of the affair.
Mr. Clinton told documentary makers Hulu: "What I did was bad but it wasn't like I thought, let's think about the most stupid thing I could possibly do and do it."
"In the documentary, Mr. Clinton says he feels "terrible" that Ms. Lewinsky's life was defined by their relationship.
"Over the years I've tried to watch her get a normal life back again but you've got to decide how to define normal," he said."
It's amazing that Clinton thought this admission was ok. But what do you expect from a president that lied to the public about sleeping with an intern in the oval office?