President Bill Clinton has enjoyed a remarkable rehabilitation gifted by Democrat-friendly media. Clinton has always been viewed by many of us as a man who enjoys the company of women. Therefore when TMZ ran a photo of Clinton with two women the website described as “famous porn stars,” my response was tepid.
Then I recalled an episode from 2010 when The Palm Beach Daily News reported:
“President Bill Clinton and Naomi Campbell are among the rich and famous who have flown aboard convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, according to flight logs from Epstein’s private aircraft.”
Epstein is known as a wealthy money manager who also founded The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation. In April, 2012, Epstein’s foundation announced an international conference, ‘ Coping with Future Catastrophes,’ to be “held most likely in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.”
The New York Post covered Epstein’s release from a short jail term in February, 2011. The Post also provided details on court documents showing “the victim was identified as a 14-year-old girl.”
The Palm Beach Daily News also said Attorney Alan Dershowitz flew on Epstein’s plane. Dershowitz, never one to shy from the media spotlight, was part of Epstein’s defense team.
Dershowitz has been in the news of late, vilifying a Florida state attorney who is handling the Trayvon Martin case.
Clinton has always enjoyed a diverse, sometimes eccentric assortment of friends and associates who move in the realm of the uber-wealthy.
The porn star photo probably won’t draw much attention from most media. Clinton wears his trademark smile in the photo. TMZ said one of the porn stars was in the film Farm Girls Gone Bad.
Democrats make support for women a pillar of their party platform, so Clinton may just be supporting women in a manner he’s comfortable with.
One irony missed by TMZ—the starlet on the right in the photo was wearing a blue dress.
Wikipedia has more information on Epstein, with claims linked to established media sources like The New York Times and The Daily Mail.
Related at The US Report
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/May 24, 2012)