Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Swell Guy: Clinton Mocked Paula Jones As An Attention-Seeking "Floozy"

"Bill Clinton dismissed Paula Jones in the 1990s as a “floozy” and a “nobody” who was only suing him for sexual harassment in order to have her “moment in the sun,” according to an audio diary recorded at the time by one of his closest confidantes."

"Clinton’s friend and biographer, Taylor Branch, took notes on a late-night conversation he had with the president on Oct. 2, 1997, and immediately recorded them into an audio diary. The recordings were recently obtained by the Washington Free Beacon."


What contrition there was had to be coached out of him, because I sure didn’t feel it tonight. I mean, there wasn’t even a glimmer of ‘I’m sorry, I let you down’—meaning me, not that I asked for it or anything. ‘I see the hurt in people’s eyes who believed in me.’ I didn’t sense any of that on a personal level,” recalled Branch in a Sept. 30, 1998 recording after a conversation with Clinton at the White House."

My overall impression tonight was that whereas [Clinton] said that he had sinned and this was very difficult, and he needed to work on his private relations, and so forth, I was amazed by how impersonal he seemed to be dealing with it,” said Branch. 

He had a number of conversations about impeachment with people on the phone that I’ll try to recount later, but it seemed like another interesting political problem that he was going into from every angle.”