Hillary Clinton also is a wily survivor. She's stayed in the political spotlight long enough for the country -- or at least the New York Times -- to have forgotten the rancor and the endless cable-news debates as to what Clinton meant when he denied "sexual relations" -- and whether his denial was accurate.
"Her status is singular but complicated," the Times reported -- "half an ex-presidential partnership," a woman at the peak of power and likely 2016 front-runner. No mention of the I-word.
"You'll never see a story about (President Richard) Nixon that doesn't say he resigned in disgrace," former Reagan speechwriter Ken Khachigian observed. There's a double standard so it's bad form to mention that Bill Clinton was the second U.S. president to be impeached.
That's good news for Mitt Romney. If he lives long enough, maybe Seamus won't make his obituary.