While the events of the day have overtaken Bill Clinton’s latest view on the #Me Two Movement and the removal of Al Franken – supporting Franken in the full interview, this one tidbit below should not go without notice. The unhappy looking sidekick in the form of the real author of the so called Clinton novel, flails desperately at times to bail out his Kemosabe. The Lone Ranger rides again.
It’s probably time for Bill Clinton to stop doing interviews.
The former president has come under fire once again for comments he made during a recent sit-down — this time noting how “norms have changed in terms of what you can do to somebody against their will.”
Clinton made the controversial statement while speaking to PBS Newshour about the resignation of former Senator Al Franken last year following his sexual misconduct scandal.
“I assume you think that what happened with you was more serious than what happened with [Franken],” host Judy Woodruff asked Clinton. “He was driven from office, from the US Senate. So, norms have changed. Do you think that’s a good thing?”
“Well, in general, I think it’s a good thing, yes,” replied the former president.
“I think it’s a good thing that we should all have higher standards,” he said. “I think the norms have really changed in terms of, what you can do to somebody against their will, how much you can crowd their space, make them miserable at work.”
Clinton added, “You don’t have to physically assault somebody to make them, you know, uncomfortable at work or at home or in their other — just walking around. That, I think, is good.”
Yes, the Lone Ranger Rides Again!