Comfort food, sex as

by An Ordinary Man (the novel)

Whatever you think of her or her politics, Hillary Clinton is not a stupid person. Thus I found it interesting when a conservative online newspaper, Free Beacon, dug into some recently available papers of her late friend and confidant Diane Blair regarding Clinton’s reaction to her husband’s dalliance with Monica Lewinsky:

When Clinton finally admitted to the relationship after repeated denials, Hillary Clinton defended her husband in a phone call with Blair. She said her husband had made a mistake by fooling around with the ‘narcissistic loony toon’ Lewinsky, but was driven to it in part by his political adversaries, the loneliness of the presidency, and her own failures as a wife… Blair described the contents of the Sept. 9, 1998, phone call in a journal entry.

“[Hillary] is not trying to excuse [Bill Clinton]; it was a huge personal lapse. And she is not taking responsibility for it, …. But, she does say this to put his actions in context. Ever since he took office they’ve been going thru personal tragedy ([the death of] Vince [Foster], her dad, his mom) and immediately all the ugly forces started making up hateful things about them, pounding on them. They adopted strategy, public strategy, of acting as tho it didn’t bother them; had to. [Hillary] didn’t realize toll it was taking on him, … She thinks she was not smart enough, not sensitive enough, not free enough of her own concerns and struggles to realize the price he was paying.”

Hillary Clinton recognized the simple fact that for many men, sexual release – in and of itself – is the most fundamental comfort food. Did Hillary Clinton “deserve” to be cheated on? No, a vow is a vow. Were the chances she would be increased? Yes, a guy is a guy. Interesting indeed. An Ordinary Man explores this theme and many other aspects of male marital sexuality.