Saturday, May 22, 2010
According to Andrew Morton's 1999 biography (Monica's Story), Monica Lewinsky graduated from Bel Air Prep (now Pacific Hills School) in Los Angeles in 1991. She had enrolled at the school after an unpleasant freshman year at Beverly Hills High School. According to Morton, Lewinsky gave the graduation speech at Bel Air Prep.
As a White House intern, Lewinsky, of course, helped cause a constitutional crisis with her thong-flashing fling with President Bill Clinton. Clinton's clumsy infidelity and "cover-up" deeply offended more skilled adulterers everywhere - especially Senator Henry Hyde, Rep. Bob Livingston and Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich all of whom helped engineer the randy president's impeachment.
Lewinsky faded into the background after several attempts to exploit her notoriety. She undoubtedly feels guilty about being the scoop (stolen, actually, from Newsweek's Michael Isikoff) that made Matt Drudge a household name.