The Crazy Years

Via David Boaz, a 1999 San Francisco Chronicle article that reminds us of how completely insane our political culture was back then:

Nina Burleigh, former White House correspondent for Time, confessed that she enjoyed having Clinton check out her naked legs after they played a game of hearts aboard Air Force One en route to Jasper, Ark. "If he had asked me to continue the game of hearts back in his room at the Jasper Holiday Inn, I would have been happy to go there and see what happened," Burleigh wrote in Mirabella. Elaborating for the Washington Post, she said, "I'd be happy to give him (oral sex) just to thank him for keeping abortion legal."

Apparently this really happened and Mirabella was a real magazine. And of course Mike Huckabee decided to let a convicted rapist run free because his imprisonment was somehow part of the Vast Clinton Conspiracy only for him to murder someone. Of course the year and a half after 9/11 was pretty crazy, too, but at least that craziness was based on a real national trauma.