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Bill Clinton treats women in 'intolearble' ways, and should have resigned - said Hillary's VP Tim Kaine
Does he feel the same way about Clinton's enabler?
Once upon a time, the most powerful man in the world had an affair with a young intern. To this day, Bill Clinton's dalliance with Monica Lewinsky represents precisely the collision between power, gender, and sexual politics that feminists are always carping about. A charismatic man abused his position and took advantage of an innocent. ...At least, that would be the story if Bill was a Republican.
Since he's a Democrat, feminists (and their allies in the media) excused the affair, the lies that followed, and his commission of perjury. He was "their guy," so all of their supposed morality was instantly tossed onto the compost heap with the rest of the manure.
However, there were a few Democrats out there who recognized Clinton for the cad he was. These brave souls were chagrined as they watched Mrs. Clinton attempt to destroy Bill's accuser, and some even said the President should have resigned over the tawdry incident.
One of those Democrats was Spanish-speaker Tim Kaine, and he just happens to be Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate.
According to a 2002 article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Kaine was deeply offended by Bill's 'intolerable treatment' of women. From the Daily Beast:
Here’s what the paper wrote, in a story published June 8, 2002:
“If the allegations are true, he should definitely resign,” Kaine said, adding he held the same view about President Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal.
“That is an intolerable way to treat women and it’s not something that the state should be dragged through.”
The Times-Dispatch story is behind a paywall in its archive.
A report in The Washington Post, also published on June 8, 2002, characterized his views the same way:
Lt. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D), who may face [state Attorney General Jerry] Kilgore in the 2005 governor's race, likened the matter to the sexual scandal of President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky, saying, "If the allegations are true, he ought to resign.”
“Somebody in public life shouldn't behave that way toward women,” Kaine said. “It’s tawdry. It’s not the leadership that Virginia should have.”
Frankly, for yours truly, the affair was never the problem. Bill is hardly the first man to cheat on his wife. Heck, he's not even remotely the first President to do so. The fact that he couldn't keep it in his pants didn't land him in hot water. It was the arrogance, the hubris, and the finger-wagging perjury that did it.
But hey, if Tim Kaine (who speaks Spanish) is disgusted by Bill's extramarital liaisons, more power to him. He's certainly entitled to that opinion.
Considering the fact that Kaine has altered a whole slew of former views in order to cram himself into Hillary's worldview, we're betting he's "seen the light" on the whole marital fidelity "thing." These days, he no doubt believes that accusers should be subjected to life-destroying attacks from not just his running mate, but from her army of surrogates as well.
After all, it's the Clinton way.
There's no room for his former piety in Hillary's march to power.