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Why as the wife of president would you ignore your husband's indiscretions and why would you call someone a neurotic loony tune?CLARIFICATION: A reader took exception to the original headline saying that Rutledge "blamed" Hillary for Bill Clinton's misdeeds. I see a blaming of the woman when critics took about a wife's supposed ignoring of a husband's acts. But I see the point, so let it just say that Rutledge, without plausible evidence, faults Hillary Clinton for "ignoring" what happened. Also: The Trump campaign and allies have for months desceribed Hillary Clinton as an "enabler" of her husband's activities. Rutledge merely joined the chorus. To me that's blaming, even if the precise word not used.
The friend, Diane Blair, described Hillary Clinton’s reaction to the way her husband handled the Lewinsky affair: “It was a lapse, but she says to his credit he tried to manage someone who was clearly a ‘narcissistic loony toon,’ but it was beyond control,” she wrote in notes reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website.Ignored Bill Clinton's indiscretions? I think the body language of the first family after Hillary Clinton realized she'd been deceived still speaks volumes on that score.
Clinton described herself as "dumbfounded, heartbroken and outraged" when her husband told her about his relations with Lewinsky.No matter. A cursory Google search shows that Rutledge has merely been programmed with the blame-it-on-Hillary meme that has sold tens of thousands of right-wing anti-Clinton books. Delivered in her inimitable cornpone style.
"Gulping for air, I started crying and yelling at him," she wrote. "'What do you mean? What are you saying? Why did you lie to me?'"
"My reaction to that is just what my reaction has been kind of every time Trump has gone after my mom or my family," Clinton said, "which is that it's a distraction from his inability to talk about what's actually at stake in this election and to offer concrete, comprehensive proposals about the economy, or our public school system, or debt-free college, or keeping our country safe and Americans safe here at home and around the world."
"Candidly, I don't remember a time in my life when my parents and my family weren't being attacked, and so it just sort of seems to be in that tradition, unfortunately. And what I find most troubling by far are ... Trump's continued, relentless attacks on whole swaths of our country and even our global community: women, Muslims, Americans with disabilities, a Gold Star family. I mean, that, to me, is far more troubling than whatever his most recent screed against my mom or my family [is]."
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