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The Kentucky Republican keeps attacking Bill Clinton's womanizing past, but is that more important than his stands on pay equity and domestic abuse?


The economy is still sputtering, the war in Afghanistan continues, another debt ceiling showdown looms, the immigration crisis proceeds, Washington is trying to deal with conflict in Syria, Iran, and the Middle East, and what captures the mind of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)? Bill Clinton's nearly two-decade-old Oval Office affair with Monica Lewinsky.

On Meet the Press  at the end of January, Paul accused Clinton of engaging in "predatory behavior" and taking "advantage of a girl that was 20 years old." (Lewinsky was 22 years old when she and Clinton hooked up.) And Paul griped, "The media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this." (Paul must have slept through much of the 1990s, for the media granted nonstop coverage to the affair and the subsequent investigation and impeachment.) 

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