April 15, 1998
We may never get satisfactory legal answers, or even political answers, to the many
questions raised by the Clinton sex scandals. But we are learning some social and cultural
lessons, and they are not pretty.
The dismissal of the Paula Jones case doesn't prove that Clinton is innocent of the alleged
actions. It certainly doesn't prove that he is telling the truth. To believe Clinton, it would be
necessary to believe that all those other women (who don't know each other) are lying.
The Paula Jones case succeeded in pulling the mask off of Clinton's secret lifestyle. He's
a lecher who feeds his lust with young, low-level, powerless and vulnerable women, who uses
government employees to facilitate his encounters, who makes the taxpayers support his
castoffs, and who threatens, trashes or humiliates those who don't keep their mouths shut.
The women who talk or complain are put in their place by epithets such as "trailer trash,"
"tabloid tramp," or "that woman." He has the arrogance to think he can get by with this pattern
of behavior because he is powerful and charming!
This is not a man who treats women as equals. This is a man who uses women as things
to grab, grope, and discard.
The biggest lesson we learn from all this is to beware of men who talk about "women's
rights" and boast that they are male feminists. They are usually men who exploit women on a
personal level, and their exploitation of the targets of their lust is exceeded only by their shabby
treatment of their wives.
There are several reasons why adulterous politicians hide behind advocacy of "women's
rights." Sometimes conspicuous posturing about "women's rights" is a ploy to cover their
promiscuous behavior. Sometimes it's a psychological subterfuge to pretend that their
mistreatment of women is really a societal, or inherently male, problem rather than a personal
They learned the latter from the feminist movement. One of the major techniques used by
the radical feminists to build their numbers is the consciousness-raising session, wherein those
who attend are taught that their personal problems are really societal problems that demand
The exemplars of this breed of male feminists are obvious. The most prominent
Democratic advocates of "women's rights" and unlimited abortion are Bill Clinton and Ted
Kennedy. The most prominent Republican advocate was Bob Packwood.
If the president of a corporation were accused of what Clinton is alleged to have done to
Paula or Monica or Kathleen, he would be gone before you can say Independent Prosecutor. It is
unlikely he would get by with claiming that his behavior was, as Judge Susan Webber Wright
wrote in her decision, "a mere sexual proposition or encounter."
It's obvious why most public opinion polls show that higher percentages of men than
women support abortion and are the pin-up boys of NARAL and NOW. The lifestyle of
promiscuous men demands a way to kill off the evidence.
During the question period after one of my debates at a California university, a male
student explained this explicitly. "We have to have abortion available so I can enjoy the pleasure
and intimacy of sexual intercourse."
It comforts the conscience of the promiscuous man to mouth the mantra that abortion is a
woman's "choice." After having invaded a woman's body, it gets the man off the hook to recite
the slogan that a woman should be able to do what she wants with her own body.
If he wants to be generous, he can give her $300 to exercise her "choice." The men who
preach "women's rights" even support late-term abortions and the gruesome procedure called
The whole country is laughing about the double standards of the feminists who have
promoted the aggressive use of the judicial invention of sexual harassment, and now find their
hero impaled on its sword. But even worse than the forfeiture of their sexual harassment
weapon against CEOs is the humiliation of their icon, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the
destruction of her image as a New Kind of First Lady, the role-model of a Working Wife with an
When Hillary Rodham Clinton saved her husband from political oblivion in that famous
CBS "60 Minutes" interview in 1992, she looked into the camera and said: "I'm not some little
woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette." She insulted country music fans in order to
telegraph her message to the political feminists to stay the course because she could be counted
on to advance their agenda.
Now, it is clear that Hillary is exactly what she said she wasn't: the little woman who
stands by Gennifer's and Monica's man and pretends not to see her husband's gross
The rest of us don't have to pretend. Bill Clinton is a national embarrassment.