So far, there has not been much holding of Bill Clinton to account by progressives, despite the change in zeitgeist for sexual predation by the powerful. Never mind that it’s fashionable on the left today to hold the founders of our country to present-day standards.
But the inevitable is happening. At first, a few progressives start mentally applying the post-Weinstein ethic to Bill Clinton. In the process, they eventually have to reflect on their own past and regret their support for him throughout Kenneth Starr’s revelations, impeachment, and beyond. That will take a long time.
But if they don’t publicly reflect, I am sure their friends on the feminist left and the entire right will be happy to dig up whatever the politicians and pundits said at the time about private matters being off limits. It’s only sex!
Worst of all: Just as with Harvey Weinstein, everybody knew. That’s why Hillary and