Hillary Out? Democrats Should Beware The National Enquirer

bill_hillary_clinton_national_enquirer_1-5-15-1 “Dammit Bill, you swore to me you were quitting!”

Say all you want about The National Enquirer, but Democrats of all people should know the scandal rag is one of the few places that does any honest investigative journalism anymore -- or even can afford to. Don't believe me? How do you spell John Edwards? The folks at the New York Times are still trying to get that one right.

Now the Enquirer has another hot story: "Bill Clinton Underage Sex Lawsuit Shocker!" It begins in the mag's inimitable prose:

Bill Clinton has been identified in a sex lawsuit involving underage girls – and the sleazy scandal threatens to blow up his wife Hillary’s bid to be president!

In a bombshell exclusive, The ENQUIRER has obtained shocking court documents that reveal details of Bill’s close relationship with billionaire money manager Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex creep.

According to the legal papers, Clinton traveled on Epstein’s private jet numerous times and partied on a Caribbean island owned by Epstein, who served 13 months for soliciting a minor for prostitution.

“While it’s been reported that the two men were friends, Bill’s name is all over the legal papers, which are chock-full of sordid claims about Epstein,” a source told The ENQUIRER.

“This could end up being the final nail in the coffin of Hillary’s bid to be president!”

The documents filed in Florida’s Palm Beach Circuit Court, are part of a legal dispute between Epstein and lawyers Scott Rothstein and Bradley Edwards.

Okay, is this real or is it Memorex? Beats me, but I wouldn't bet against it, if past performance (excuse the double entendre) is any indication. Bill was said to have been photographed as recently as February at a L.A. fundraiser next to a couple of prostitutes from one of the Nevada ranches. If it can be shown he was hanging around one of Epstein's orgies or even near them -- Epstein's being sued on sexual slavery charges -- it's certainly bad news and most likely curtains for Hillary. It's also good news for Elizabeth Warren and even Jerry Brown, whose ears must be burning at this moment. (Yes, the governor of my home state -- just sworn in for a record-breaking fourth term -- has never given up his presidential aspirations. This may be his chance.)

But is all this hanky-panky fair game? Shouldn't private lives be separated from politics in the French manner (okay, the French aren't really separating it anymore either)?