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Bill Of Rights And Wrongs

by | 18th, June 2004

‘BILL Clinton’s autobiography, the heavily marketed My Life, runs to 957 pages.

How could he?

The length will put many people off reading it, especially when they realise that Clinton can drag even the most clear and concise question out to a fine point.

(Did we ever get to find out what “sexual relations” really meant?)

But the good news for slow readers, and members of the Bush clan, is that the book is sure to contain many pictures of the man in the throes of action – perhaps even some of a famous blue dress, with or without stains.

But there’s no stain on the Clinton character because, while doing the rounds for his book, the former US president told CBS that his four-year long battle with special prosecutor Ken Starr was a ”badge of honour”.

Honour might not be the first word many of us think of when we consider Clinton squirming in a chair as he was asked questions about what a 21-year-old Monica Lewinsky was looking for under his desk.

But now Clinton has seen that the time is right to come clean – hell, he’s got a book to sell.

When asked by veteran American newscaster Dan Rather why he dallied with Lewinsky, the Times says Clinton was more candid than he has ever been.

“I did something for the worst possible reason – just because I could,” says he. “That’s just about the most morally indefensible reason that anybody could have for doing anything.

“There are lots of sophisticated explanations, more complicated psychological explanations, but none of them are an excuse.”

You might well scratch your heads and wonder what those scientific non-excuses could be.

Surely there is nothing too complex about a powerful married man getting his jollies with a hungry young office girl?

Clinton’s line is hard to buy. But sex sells – and non-sex might just sell even better…’

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