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So you thought that Kenneth Starr and Linda Tripp already discovered everything you never wanted to know about Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky’s affair back in the 1990s? Think again.
Ms. Lewinsky, the woman who will forever be the intern with a stained blue dress, has decided to capitalize on her long-lived fame and sullied name. The Post reports that she got a $12 million book deal, although the publisher has not been disclosed. That’s a lot of money (especially in these days of austerity and low book advances) but apparently Ms. Lewinsky has the goods.
OK, it’s a rough day for New York society gossip. Park Avenue Peerage is off to India; A Socialite’s Life has posted a Thanksgiving message that reminds us of a bad drag queen joke, and we’ve already visited David Patrick Columbia.
One thing that did sort of stop us in our tracks Read More
As Dan Rather demonstrated when he interviewed the President on 60 Minutes II, the Clinton legacy will always be bedeviled by the blue dress. The news media sacrificed their dignity over it, and Ken Starr his future. Every 10-year-old who ever steps into the Clinton library will torture the curators there over it, causing a Read More
Linda Tripp’s indictment on two charges of illegal wiretapping
may have been a necessary vindication of the rule of law, as the Maryland state
prosecutor insists. But actually sending her to prison-a conviction on either
felony count carries a maximum sentence of five years-would constitute terrible
and unwarranted punishment of a woman who already is Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, now that the trial is coming to an end, I’d like to introduce my witnesses. I’ll stick with snippets-snippets from the Kenneth Starr grand jury (and in two cases, Paula Jones depositions) never heard before, but contained in Government documents.
The first witness is Monica Lewinsky’s mother. Remember Marcia Lewis breaking down Read More
Of all the arguments offered by Democrats during the impeachment of
President Bill Clinton, the weakest is their objection to calling witnesses
before the Senate. Having denounced the Republicans on the House Judiciary
Committee for failing to take direct factual testimony before they approved
the articles of impeachment, how could the Democrats seriously suggest that Read More
Did you hear? A major Chinese toy concern issued a Linda Tripp doll, but nobody bought it. The doll came equipped with its own tiny pocket tape recorder. Let Ken or Barbie or G.I. Joe try to get away with anything, and your Tripp doll will have it recorded for posterity. Now who exactly stands Read More
For months, none of the smart people in the national press figured out who had written Primary Colors , and perhaps they never would have without the assistance of Donald Foster, the Vassar College English professor who exposed Joe Klein as Anonymous. Now, amid much uninformed speculation about who composed the “talking points” at the Read More
After U.S. News & World Report published a startling report quoting one of the tapes made of former White House intern Monica Lewinsky by Linda R. Tripp, I called Mrs. Tripp’s friend Lucianne Goldberg, for the seventh time in seven days, to beg to hear the tapes that she has. “The high offer I have Read More
The mysterious author is the Anonymous of 1998, but this Anonymous has avoided even a fraction of Joe Klein’s scrutiny. Maybe that’s because this Anonymous never wanted a wide audience. No, this Anonymous had only one buyer in mind, and she rejected his work in January.
This Anonymous is the author of the “Talking Read More