I knew about Hillary’s tornado ambition, not only from press accounts but from an inside source. I knew she sometime put her personal goals before what was best for the Democratic Party. But as long as her tornado stayed in the remote prairie I gave her a pass.
But this tornado started ripping apart people’s houses. Because of this I will vote for Obama in Massachusetts. Now I am turning my shrink’s eyes* from Bush to the Clintons because I want to understand why she’d let he campaign go so negative. What I see isn’t as noxious as Bush’s personality disorder, but we shouldn’t ignore possible negative reasons the wife of a serial philanderer stands by her man.
After years of screwing around and some publicized bimbo eruptions, one infidelity blasted out of secrecy, going from Matt Drudge’s website to 24/7 worldwide news coverage as fast as Mt. Saint Helens dust hit the stratosphere.
For the average woman this would be the equivalent of after years of behind the back whispers and snickers having her middle aged husband caught having sex with a young high school teacher:
- at the senior prom
- in the school auditorium
- with his own wife and daughter watching
- on stage
- on the sofa
- of the set for "Our Town"
- when someone raised the curtain
- and turned on the spotlights.
The mainstream and liberal press haven’t paid much attention to this, perhaps offering a nod and a wink at times. Still considering the psychological analysis George W. Bush has been undergoing, the most critical comments I’ve heard have been about their’s being a marriage of convenience.
Kinder pundits have called it a "unique relationship", almost suggesting that this might be something you’d want to emulate.
If lack of courtesy in this campaign were a crime, we’d call in the CSI’s (Clinton scene investigators). Hillary Clinton, having showed us that the Devil can wear pants suits this week, has given some clues as to the motives for her and Bill’s criminal discourtesy.
I think Hillary has an unconscious, or barely conscious, reason for wanting so desperately to be president. It is almost too obvious to state when put in the context of what I’ve written so far. It can be summed up in a word: revenge.
As a senator she is one of a hundred. She is best known for having been the wife of Bill Clinton.
Her husband is one of three living ex-presidents. He is as famous as she is and to many is beloved despite his having nearly destroyed the good he did as president by his affair.
Her husband is as big a celebrity as any movie star, who also travels with an entourage that includes Secret Service agents. His speaking engagements have made him by far the primary income provider of the family.
What’s a wife to do for vengeance short of a multi-million dollar divorce that would make her an unmarried Senator who the snickering class would still whisper about behind her back?
Or (dear reader, please don’t chortle) she could deny him sex.
So Hillary runs for president so she can become the boss of Bill and takes the limelight away from him.
And what does Bill do?
His recent behavior has set her campaign back.
Whether he is consciously or unconsciously trying to thwart his wife’s revenge or not remains to be seen. This CSI is waiting for more evidence on that.
Ironically, the ten year anniversary of Drudge’s revelation was January 17th (see historic story
Web Posted: 01/17/98 21:32:02 PST — NEWSWEEK KILLS STORY ON WHITE HOUSE INTERN X X X X X BLOCKBUSTER REPORT: 23-YEAR OLD, FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN, SEX RELATIONSHIP WITH PRESIDENT ) and it passed by with only minor fuss, including a mea culpa from Chris Kelly who tried to cover it up, on Huffington Post, a website which like Capitol Hill Blue is an heir to what Matt Drudge and Monica Lewenski started.
* Hal Brown is a clinical social worker who has been a psychotherapist for 36 years.