Willey, a White House volunteer and self-described "good friend" of the president, described her encounter when she asked Clinton for a paid position. "I just told him that my husband was in financial difficulty and that things were at a crisis point," said Willey. But in a small room off the Oval Office, she says, Clinton hugged and kissed her. When she tried to push him away, "he touched my breasts with his hand ... and then he whispered ... 'I've wanted to do this ever since I laid eyes on you.' ... He took my hand, and he put it ... on his (aroused) genitals." Finally, says Willey, she managed to push him away.
Feminist Gloria Steinem defended Clinton. She said his treatment of Willey -- even if she was telling he truth -- does not amount to sexual harassment, let alone sexual battery. Why? "(Willey) pushed him away," Steinem wrote, "and it never happened again. In other words, President Clinton took 'no' for an answer." So, if the touch-ee says no, then the touch-er commits no offense -- provided, of course, that the touch-er is named Clinton, not Weiner.
Is it because these credible accusations of rape and sexual assault were never reported to authorities? But then neither did the eight women who've claimed sex abuse by the mayor of San Diego. Nor did many of the military servicewomen who recently gave congressional testimony about alleged rapes and assaults in the military.
Despite what I've done, I've never touched any woman after my marriage other than my wife, let alone had oral sex in the Oval Office. I sent texts and photographs. I've had therapy. Has the man many in the media affectionately call "Big Dawg" done so?
None of my defenders ever maligned an accuser. When Paula Jones, the Arkansas government employee, accused Clinton of sexual battery, defender James Carville said, "Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park; you never know what you'll find."
None of my aides ever called someone like the truthful Monica Lewinsky "delusional," let alone call her a liar, as the indignant, finger-wagging Clinton did on international television.
At first, I blamed a hacker for the photo that started the controversy. At first, Hillary blamed "the vast right-wing conspiracy."
I never lied about my sexcapades under oath. I never settled a sexual harassment lawsuit for $850,000 after saying it lacked merit. I never pled guilty to perjury and never became the first sitting president ever held in contempt of court for perjury.
My wife's forgiven me -- just as Hillary forgave her husband, time and time and time again.
Finally, I'm OK with resigning. But I'm not OK with hypocrisy, double standards and selective memory. I'll resign when the media and pundit class that defended Bill Clinton apologize to Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey.
Then I'll know you're serious. No questions, please.