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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:58 PM
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Bill Clinton on Lewinski Affair: "I Cracked."

(CBS)During a series of secret interviews in the White House with author and historian Taylor Branch, then-President Bill Clinton said his affair with Monika Lewinsky began because he "cracked" as a result of personal and political pressure.

"I cracked; I just cracked," Clinton said, according to Branch, USA Today reports. The former president reportedly blamed the death of his mother, combined with the Democrats' losses in the 1994 midterm elections and the Whitewater investigation, for putting him in a state of mind that left him open to the affair.

Branch has written a book based on the 79 interviews, the tapes of which he said Clinton kept in a sock drawer to keep them secret. Though the historian doesn't have access to those tapes, he would recap the interviews himself, on a fresh tape, following each visit he made to the White House.

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more...http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/09/21/politics/politi...
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:00 PM
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1. busy tonight, eh?
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:03 PM
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5. Beat me to it. Next up, JFK?
Or Chappaquiddick?

Transparent as air.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:03 PM
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6. C. John Edwards
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:05 PM
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7. Silly me, of course. nt
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:00 PM
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2. Read that article yesterday
It was an interesting read.
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:01 PM
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3. Note to all men: the sock drawer is the first place we wives will check.
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:02 PM
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4. Yes, Bill, you did.
Your lack of self-awareness up to thst point almost destroyed you. I pray you actually learned something.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:13 PM
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8. I think we need to take a rest from this whole Clinton thing.
Enough is enough. We are learning nothing new, nothing interesting, nothing that adds to our understanding or our lives.

Go away with this, Bill. Shut up. Please. Do it for us. You know, the Democrats...
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:17 PM
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9. What?! Bill Clinton had an affair with Monica Lewinsky?!
Why didn't the media ever cover this! :o
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:25 PM
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10. 'pukes came out blazing with both barrels aimed at destroying WJC, just as they are blazing
with both barrels aimed at destroying BHO now with daily, unrelenting double-barreled barrages. Destroy, that's only what 'pukes do as evidenced by the foul-ups, disasters, and catastrophes engineered these past eight years by design or neglect. Unless Dems get their heads out of their asses, metaphorically speaking of course, and come to grips with the stark reality that 'pukes will do any and every thing necessary to get the job done, that is to destroy them, Dems will keep getting handed their asses, metaphorically speaking of course, while this Republic goes further down the tubes. Today's 'pukes, imnsho and hopefully I'm exaggerating, pose the greatest threat to this Republic it has ever faced. :P
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