JFK nailed White House intern in Jackie’s bed

Mimi Alford: The 19-year-old intern that caught JFK's eye

Marion “Mimi” Beardsley was a 19-year-old White House intern — and a virgin — in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy led her into his wife’s bedroom at the White House and seduced her.

That began an affair that continued until the President was assassinated in November 1963.

Today, Mimi Alford writes in a new memoir, “Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and its Aftermath,” said the President was insistent but did not rape or force her to have sex.

She writes:

Short of screaming I doubt I could have done anything to thwart his intentions. I wouldn’t describe what happened that night as making love but I wouldn’t call it non-consensual either.  I don’t consider it was rape. I have never considered it rape because I was willing.

In her book, Alford describes the 17-month affair as one with many sexual encounters, taking baths together where they raced rubber ducks and long phone conversations when the President called her at her dorm, using the name “Michael Carter.”

Alford was Marion Beardsley and a freshman at Wheaton College when she started her internship at the White House.   The affair continued even after her engagement to Williams College senior Tony Fahnestock.  She and Fahnestock later married and divorced and she married again.

Alford’s involvement with Kennedy was first mentioned in a Kennedy biography bgy Robert Dallek, although he did not name her in his book.

As for Kennedy, Dallek called him a “compulsive womanizer.”

Another compulsive womanizer in the White House, Bill Clinton, is highlighted in a new film that deals with his relationship with 23-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

“Every since I got here to the White House I’ve had to shut my body down sexually I mean but I screwed up with this girl,” Clinton told pollster Dick Morris.

Clinton’s aides, however, tried to convince the President he was “set up” by his enemies but others worried that he had gone too far.

“How many second chances does any one person deserve?” asked former press secretary Dee Dee Meyers.

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4 Responses to "JFK nailed White House intern in Jackie’s bed"

  1. Almandine  February 14, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Another riveting current event, eh…?

  2. Jon  February 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Camealot.

    J.

    • Carl Nemo **==  February 16, 2012 at 2:49 am

      Ha…! A brilliant play on words, relative to the “Camealot” moniker associated with the Kennedy era, now linked to one of our former President’s enjoyment of primal, satisfying sex which is something good and necessary for one to be a grounded, ever so contented soul. : )

      Carl Nemo **==

  3. Jon  February 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    It’s like having a sword handed to you by some drippy bint…

    We’re Knights of the Round Table.
    We dance whene’er we’re able.
    We do routines and chorus scenes
    With footwork impeccable.
    We dine well here in Camelot.
    We eat ham and jam and spam a lot.
    We’re Knights of the Round Table.
    Our shows are formidable,
    But many times we’re given rhymes
    That are quite unsingable.
    We’re opera mad in Camelot.
    We sing from the diaphragm a lot.

    In war we’re tough and able,
    Quite indefatigable.
    Between our quests we sequin vests and impersonate Clark Gable.
    It’s a busy life in Camelot.

    I have to push the pram a lot.

    All credits to the Monty Python team.

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