Just in time to wring the last drop of anemic lifeblood from his wife's doomed presidential campaign, Bill Clinton's pervy, protective inner circle gets a close look from Todd Purdum in the new issue of Vanity Fair. And oh, the class: Model-schtupping moguls Steve Bing and Ron Burkle aside (the latter of whose private jet "Air Fuck One" has apparently acquired prime status among the ex-president's transportation modes), we're particularly intrigued to read about Clinton's more comely Hollywood company:
Recent high-end Hollywood dinner-party gossip [suggests] Clinton has been seen visiting with the actress Gina Gershon in California. ... None of these wisps of smoke have produced a public fire. But four former Clinton aides told me that, about 18 months ago, one of the president's former assistants, who still advises him on political matters, had heard so many complaints about such reports from Clinton supporters around the country that he felt compelled to try to conduct what one of these aides called an "intervention," because, the aide believed, "Clinton was apparently seeing a lot of women on the road."
Not to mention in the skies, where a certain "Air Fuck One" voyage yielded an especially persistent rumor about a donor meeting, so to speak, between Clinton and Gershon — and we hear she gave him a lot more than a check. It hardly seems newsworthy in some ways, but on the other hand, we kind of like the idea of a whirlwind, testosterrific Lewinskygate 10th anniversary tour featuring Burkle, Bing, Jeffrey Epstein and the rest. No wonder Bill's doing all he can to keep Hillary on the trail; we'd vote for her right now if it kept us in sex scandals for another four years.
- The Comeback Id [VF]