Hillary Clinton gave her first unpaid speech Thursday at the Women in the World Summit. At least I’m assuming it’s an unpaid speech since, now that she is officially a candidate for President she can no longer demand her high six-figure speaking fee.
And she actually touched on something that Hillary knows quite a lot about.
“When women of any age, whether on college campuses or military bases or even in their homes, face sexual assault, then no woman is secure. Every woman deserves to have the safety and security they need. That means we have to guarantee that our institutions respond to the continuing scourge of sexual assault.”
The continuing scourge of sexual assaults?
Is she talking about a Saturday night with Bill?
Seriously, I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry.
Suddenly Hillary cares about women who are victims of sexual assault?
I’m sure Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broderick would be shocked to hear that.
Maybe Hillary wants to stop the “continuing scourge of sexual assaults” by vilifying the victims, paying people to harass them and doing everything in her power to besmirch their character and ruin their lives.
That’s how she dealt with it in the past.
And of course, there’s the story of the rape of a 12-year-old girl and Hillary’s subsequent defense of her rapist.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
Public records provide few details of what happened on the night in question. The Washington County Sherriff’s Office, which investigated the case after the Springdale Police Department handled the initial arrest, said it was unable to provide an incident report since many records from that time were not maintained and others were destroyed in a flood.
A lengthy yet largely overlooked 2008 Newsday story focused on Clinton’s legal strategy of attacking the credibility of the 12-year-old victim.
The girl had joined Taylor and two male acquaintances, including one 15-year-old boy she had a crush on, on a late-night trip to the bowling alley, according to Newsday.
Taylor drove the group around in his truck, pouring the girl whisky and coke on the way.
The group later drove to a “weedy ravine” near the highway where Taylor raped the 12-year-old.
Around 4 a.m., the girl and her mother went to the hospital, where she was given medical tests and reported that she had been assaulted.
Taylor was arrested on May 13, 1975. The court initially appointed public defender John Barry Baker to serve as his attorney. But Taylor insisted he wanted a female lawyer.
The lawyer he would end up with: Hillary Rodham.
Take a listen (or read the transcript below) of an interview Hillary did about this case:
Hillary: I had one appear, a prosecutor called me years ago, said that he had a guy who was accused of rape … and the guy wanted a woman lawyer …
Roy Reed: Mmh. Why?
Hilary: Would I do it as a favor to him.
Roy Reed: That’s really odd.
Hillary: Terrible case. Do you remember that case where I represented that guy? It was a fascinating case. It was a really interesting case. This guy was accused of raping a 12-year-old who was the daughter of the family he was living with in Springdale, the other side of the tracks in Springdale. And the guy was from Green Forest where his family still had a little farm. And he was one of these … rootless folks who … wasn’t going to make a living on the land and he was kind of around … ended up in Springdale [unintelligible]. Of course he claimed that he didn’t. All this stuff. He took a lie detector test! I had him take a polygraph, which he passed, which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs. Hahahahahaha! But you know what was sad about it was that the prosecutors had evidence, among which was his underwear.
Roy Reed: His what?
Hillary: His underwear, which was bloody. Sent it down to the crime lab … [unintelligible]. The crime lab took the pair of underpants, neatly cut out the part that they were going to test … tested it … Came back with the result of what kind of blood it was, what was mixed in with it, then sent the pants back with a hole in it as evidence. So I got an order to see the evidence and the prosecutor didn’t want me to see the evidence. I had to go to Maupin Cummings and convince Maupin that yes indeed I had a right to see the evidence before it was presented. So they presented the underpants with a hole in it. I said, “What kind of evidence is that?!” You know, a pair of underpants with a hole in it. Course the crime lab had thrown away…
Roy Reed: Oh…
Hillary: …the piece that they’d cut out. It was really odd. I mean I plea bargained it down because it turned out they didn’t have any evidence. But I took. I happened to be going to New York and I took the underpants with me, I got a special court order. And I went to Brooklyn, where this man whose name I now cannot remember who had shared in the Nobel Prize for his work on the RH factor and was one of the real premiere investigators who deal with blood, who had retired from Sloan-Kettering or someplace up there. He still lived in the same house where his father had been born and now had a huge fence around it. It was sort of this bombed-out section of Brooklyn. And he had taken a real interest in forensics work, and so he would analyze blood stains if he got interested in the case. And so the, sort of the story through the grapevine was, if you get him interested in the case then, you know, you had the foremost expert in the world willing to testify so that it came out the way you wanted it to come out. So I wrote him and got an appointment to see him and took a taxi over to this section of Brooklyn I had never heard of, never seen before. Got through the gates, got into his office, and he had a little … he had a basement just absolutely packed with detective magazines and things like that.
Roy Reed: [laughter]
Hillary: And he sat at his little desk and I pulled out my underpants, you know, gave it to him and he started analyzing, looking for fibers, you know, magnifying glass and all that stuff. He said, “You can’t prove anything!” Can see a slight trace but it wouldn’t be enough to test, all that. So I wrote back told Mahlor Gibson that I had, well, sorry I can’t remember his name, but I cut out Who’s Who and I wrote all that stuff and handed it to Mahlor Gibson and I said, “Well this guy’s ready to come from New York to prevent this miscarriage of justice!” Hahahahahahaha. So we were gonna plea bargain. So I went before Maupin Cummings to present the plea, and Maupin said, “What … what is this one … case.” “Well, first degree rape,” and uh .. but you know, he’s dropping the charges, he was dropping it to … I can’t remember, something like five years, something. So Maupin had to, you know, under law, he was supposed to determine whether the plea was factually supported. Maupin asked me to leave the room while he examined my client so that he could find out it was factually supported. I said, “Judge I can’t leave the room; I’m his lawyer!” He said, “I know but I don’t want to talk about this in front of you.”
Roy Reed: Oh, God! Really?
Hillary: That was Maupin. Had a lot of fun with Maupin. But anyway. I did some of that.
Roy Reed: How did it turn out?
Hillary: Oh, he plea bargained! Got him off with time served in the county jail. He’d been in the county jail about two months.
Yeah. She’s such a champion for victims of sexual assault.
Honestly, I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry.
Who in their right mind would buy Hillary’s bullshit?
She’s as much a champion for rape victims as she was a champion for Christopher Stevens.
The only thing Hillary has done to advance the cause of women’s rights is to shine a bright Klieg light on the fact that men aren’t the only ones who victimize women.
Hillary is an expert at it.
Diann Russell is the author of
RANT 2.0: Even More Politics & Snark in the Age of Obama,
Liberals Gone WILD!!! The Not-So-Silent Conquering of America,
RANT: Politics & Snark in the Age of Obama,
and two novels: Sliding Home Feet First and Under the Cloud
Diann is the owner of DiannyTees.com — a Conservative & Christian T-shirt Store.
She is a political dissident residing in The People’s Republic of New York.