Frank Sinatra was a little before my time, but I am a fan of his recordings. I couldn’t help but be reminded of one of Old Blue Eyes’s songs when I saw a composite photo this morning from last night’s debate. Here are the lyrics:
Strangers in the night exchanging glances
Wond’ring in the night what were the chances
We’d be sharing love before the night was through
Something in your eyes was so inviting
Something in your smile was so exciting
Something in my heart told me I must have you
And here’s the split screen of two audience members at Washington University in St. Louis last night:
The bum on the left needs no introduction. The woman on the right is someone he knows … er — “intimately,” though he probably wished last night that he had never met her. That’s Juanita Broaddrick, one of a number of Bubba’s sexual conquests from decades ago who has been back in the news lately.
Last night she showed up not only for the debate but for a presser with Donald Trump beforehand to talk about Hillary Clinton’s scorched-earth verbal attacks on her and other alleged victims of the former president’s insatiable sexual appetite and wandering hands.
At the debate itself, Broaddrick occupied a ringside seat with two of Bill Clinton’s other extramarital acquaintances, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones, whose silence Clinton bought for $850,000.
The fourth woman in the group shot above (the one in the patterned turquoise top) is Kathy Shelton, who was a victim not of Bill Clinton but of his wife who defended her rapist back when Hillary was a public defender. Shelton was 12 at the time, and even though Mrs. Clinton knew that her client, Thomas Alfred Taylor, was guilty of the crime he had been accused of, her defense of him was full-throated and anything but sympathetic toward his young victim. She even laughed about it when recalling the case some years after it:
And yet Hillary Clinton would have voters believe she is a great champion of women’s rights who was so outraged by Donald Trump’s ugly banter that she refused to shake his hand at the outset of the debate.