If you require medication to control your blood pressure, take it before reading “The Secret Lives of Hillary and Bill in the White House” in the Politico*, which begins with Hillary throwing heaving objects at Bill and calling him “goddamn bastard!”** after the Lewinsky affair, before concluding 3700 words later with this charming detail:
By most accounts, Chelsea Clinton treated the residence staff with respect. Yet Ronn Payne believes that she had internalized some of her parents’ animosity toward the Secret Service. In the very beginning of the Clinton administration, agents were stationed on the second-floor staircase landing, right by the president’s elevator. Another Secret Service post was at the top of the Grand Staircase across from the Treaty Room on the second floor. (These posts were later moved to the State Floor at the Clintons’ request.)
One day, according to Payne, he was walking through the second-floor private kitchen when an agent walked in behind him waiting to escort Chelsea to Sidwell Friends, the private school she attended in northwest Washington. Chelsea was on the phone.
“Oh, I’ve got to go,” she told her friend. “The pigs are here.”
The agent turned “crimson,” Payne recalls. “Ms. Clinton, I want to tell you something. My job is to stand between you, your family, and a bullet. Do you understand?”
She replied: “Well, that’s what my mother and father call you.”
Read the whole sordid thing.
* And oh the calls they must be getting from the Clinton campaign’s media enforcers right now.
** Buried lede: Hillary actually once said something truthful.