Monica Lewinsky Isn't The Same Monica; Is Bill The Same Bill?
Center Stage and Off Stage: the play's the thing.
Prominence vs. Obscurity
Former president William Jefferson Clinton (just call him Bill) and former White House Intern Monica Samille Lewinsky (now known worldwide, at least by those who remember, as simply Monica) had a sexual relationship at the White House during Clinton's term as president.
Monica arrived at the White House as an intern in the office of Leon Panetta, Clinton's Chief of Staff at the time. She later became a paid staff member and shared gifts with Bill besides their sexual relationship, calls, and notes between the two. According to a timeline of their relationship by the Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/timeline.htm, their sexual relationship spanned the period from November 15, 1995 to March 29, 1997.
Monica was given immunity from prosecution in return for her testimony which was included in Kenneth Starr's report to Congress which took up impeachment hearings which could have ended President Clinton's presidency but did not.
Clinton remained as president until the end of his term in 2001. He was 49 years old when what led to be known as "The Monica Lewinsky Scandal" started between Bill and Monica.
Now, 15 years later, Monica at last report remains single. Bill has taken on the role of a senior statesman, politically active still as a Democrat. He will have a prominent role as a speaker at the Democrat's National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Monica used her notoriety to raise funds to pay her own legal expenses, and went to England where she earned a masters degree in the field of Social Psychology according to the free online encyclopedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monica_Lewinsky .
The scandal and impeachment proceedings were the peak of a series of allegations brought against Bill Clinton, the cumulative effect of which was a severe strain on his marriage to his wife Hillary Clinton. Following her time as First Lady, Hillary went on to become a United States Senator from New York State prior to running against current President Barack H. Obama for the Democrats' nomination which he won in the Election 2008 campaign. President Obama appointed her as his Secretary of State, a position she still holds as Obama seeks a second term.
Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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