MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow called the beginning of former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday in Philadelphia “shocking and weird:”
“I think the beginning of the speech was a controversial way to start, honestly. Talking up ‘the girl,’ ‘a girl,’ leading with this long story about him being attracted to an unnamed girl, thinking about whether he was starting something he couldn’t finish.
Building her whole political story for the whole first half of the speech around her marriage to him. I think, unless there were worries that this was going to be too feminist a convention, that was not a feminist way to start, but the end was really good. I’ve got to say, the top of the speech I found shocking and weird.”
While Clinton sought to spin his marriage as a fairy tale, he conveniently neglected to mention the Monica Lewinsky affair and the numerous reports of his philandering, which led to his impeachment in 1998.