Monica Lewinsky is back and she's talking.
She better hope Hillary Clinton doesn't become president and get control of the NSA. Or the IRS ... or maybe even Seal Team Six.
The former White House intern, whose dalliance with President Bill Clinton back in the 90s led to him being impeached (but not convicted), writes in Vanity Fair that the affair was "consensual."
I doubt Hillary consented ...
Lewinsky is now 40 and has a master's degree in social psychology. She writes that it's "time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress," referring to the infamous piece of stained clothing she didn't clean after a, uh ... conference, with the president.
She also wrote, "I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened."
The article will be available Thursday online and on newsstands May 13, according to USA Today.
She also writes, "Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: It was a consensual relationship. Any 'abuse' came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position ... The Clinton administration, the special prosecutor's minions, the political operatives on both sides of the aisle, and the media were able to brand me. And that brand stuck, in part because it was imbued with power."
Right. It's almost as if she didn't play any part whatsoever.
Lewinsky also writes about the challenges her infamy brought, including in job interviews. She writes she's turned down offers that would have pulled in "more than $10 million."
Lewinsky also writes about Hillary Clinton, saying she was "virtually reclusive" during the 2008 presidential campaign and how Lewinski feels "gun-shy yet again" because of an impending Clinton presidential campaign.
Three letters: N. S. A.
Responding to reports that the former first lady called her a "narcissistic loony toon," Lewinsky says her first thought was, "If that's the worst thing she said, I should be so lucky."
It wasn't. In fact, I'd be willing to bet the former first lady said much worse this morning.
USA Today reports that Lewinsky writes she's opening up now because of the suicide of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers University freshman whose sexual encounter with a man was videostreamed in 2010. She says Clementi's public humiliation and death caused her to view her own "suffering" in a different way.
"Perhaps by sharing my story, I reasoned, I might be able to help others in their darkest moments of humiliation," Lewinsky writes.
Right. No word on whether there was a paycheck involved. She'd better write the book before 2016, just in case.