Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Big Dog Back In the Spotlight

I was wondering what got Mr. "I did not have sex with that woman" in such a rage the other day about an article coming out in Vanity Fair. Now I know.

Apparently the VF article alludes to a number of women Bill has been seen with ever since being rejuvenated through heart surgery in 2004. One of the women named was Gina Gershon. Her lawyers have written to publisher Graydon Carter demanding a full retraction. The magazine says that the article doesn't suggest that Gershon did anything untoward with Bill, just that they were reportedly seen together.

It seems the article was based on interviews with several unnamed Clinton staffers. Clinton referred to the writer, Todd Purdum, a "scumbag."

We probably won't have long to wait before the stories begin pouring in. I'll give Bill the benefit of the doubt, at least until then, but we've all been deceived by him before.


Northern PoV said...

The article itself can be read online at the Vanity site.
It is a smear job.
Our own dear Belinda gets thrown in there with Gina.
The writer was careful not to actually defame but the intent was clear IMHO.
I hope her lawsuit forces a retraction.

The Mound of Sound said...

Thanks NP. For some reason I can't open the Vanity Fair page with this article so I'll take your word that it's a smear job. I assume Bill will defend his honour by following Gershon - then again, maybe not.

Northern PoV said...

Well here is the link

I opened it in Firefox, btw.
good luck