A gossip site called Radar Online says that Elizabeth Hurley had an affair with Bill Clinton
back in 1998. The source for the story, allegedly, is actor Tom Sizemore, who used to be Hurley's boyfriend.
Supposedly, Sizemore was at the White House for a screening of Saving Private Ryan
when Bill Clinton asked ever-so-delicately for Hurley's number: "Give it to me. You dumb motherfucker, I’m the commander-in-chief of the United States of America. The buck stops here. Give me the damn number." When he got through to Hurley, he (allegedly) eschewed the subtle approach: "I don't have any time for the ****. I'm keeping the world from nuclear war all the time. I'm sending a plane to pick you up."
This scenario supposedly was enacted at the height of Monicagate, when the whole world was watching Clinton's every move. Remember, he had been afraid to have actual intercourse with Monica -- and she was in love with him. And as you work out the logistics of sneaking so famous a woman as Hurley into the White House (did Clinton ever just "send a plane" to pick up anyone
?), keep in mind that the President's Secret Service guardians were deposed by hostile forces.
I don't think so.
Sizemore is an addict who has been (and may still be?) in serious trouble with the law.
Hurley has denied
the story, which she calls "Totally untrue."
I'm absolutely sure Clinton would not speak in such an arrogant, asinine fashion -- certainly not to people he did not know, and certainly not during that period. And I'm equally sure that Hurley (who never struck anyone as the submissive type) would have said something very ugly to anyone who talked to her as though she were meat. Then she would have gone to the press.
This tale is ludicrous on more than one level. But it gives us a taste of what to expect as Hillary heads toward 2016. I wonder what kind of deal was made with Sizemore?
Sizemore now says he never visited the White House and never met Bill Clinton
. Sizemore blames his previous statement on his drug addiction. (See here
for some startling info about the severity of his problem. I'm surprised that Mr. Sizemore is still with us.) Nevertheless, the National Review
is still pushing this story -- and you can be pretty sure that they won't mention Sizemore's takeback.
I find this turn of events quite amusing, since National Review gave yours truly a very hard time during the Weiner affair. I still
think I was right about that.