The latest from Mr. and Mrs. Bubba, aka “The Big Me and the Big She:”
“For me, the Lewinsky imbroglio seemed like just another vicious scandal manufactured by political opponents.”
More than six months later, with the president preparing to testify before a grand jury, Mrs. Clinton was still adamant that her husband had done nothing wrong and was the victim of a “vast right-wing conspiracy.”
Then, on the morning of Aug. 15, 1998, he woke her up, paced at the bedside, and “told me for the first time that the situation was much more serious than he had previously acknowledged.”
“He now realized he would have to testify that there had been an inappropriate intimacy. He told me that what happened between them had been brief and sporadic,” Mrs. Clinton writes.
He was ashamed and knew she would be angry, she recounts.
“I could hardly breathe. Gulping for air, I started crying and yelling at him, ‘What do you mean? What are you saying? Why did you lie to me?’ I was furious and getting more so by the second. He just stood there saying over and over again, ‘I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. I was trying to protect you and Chelsea.’ “
Got that- he was lying to protect her. Giggle.
“As a wife, I wanted to wring Bill’s neck,” she says.
Still, she insists, she never stopped loving him.
“The most difficult decisions I have made in my life were to stay married to Bill,” she writes, “and to run for the Senate from New York.”
0 for 2 in the judgement arena. I expect great things from her.