Some people think this story belongs in the past, even as Bill Clinton seems likely to renew his residence in the White House, the site of his "inappropriate" and "in fact... wrong" interactions with Monica. Others, notably Rand Paul, seem to believe that it's relevant to Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy. But members of the opposing party will use whatever material is useful in attacking her, and the question whether this material works is something I've been writing about in other posts.
What I want to talk about here is a popular entertainer dragging this old story out of the shadows. Presumably, Miley Cyrus is either a liberal or would like to have the reputation as a liberal. She's an entertainer. That's the norm. I feel I need to presume that she and the people who design her shows do not want to undercut the public image as a properly leftish character — not too political, perhaps, but safely and comfortably in bed with the good people.
I Googled "is miley cyrus a liberal" and the first thing that came up was an article from 2010 titled "Religion, politics and Miley Cyrus":
Miley Cyrus has been pretty open about her Christianity–she brings up God’s plan in interviews with the media, quoted the Bible on Oprah and thanked “my Lord and savior Jesus Christ” at an awards show. But plenty of people think her Jesus talk doesn’t match her walk, since she often walks around in short shorts (or dances up on a pole or takes scandalous cell phone pics or does a number of other typical teenager things)....2 years later, in 2012, there's "Miley Cyrus Is Hipper and More Liberal Than You. Oh, and She Hates Rick Santorum." So, apparently, some people are trying to help her position herself correctly, and now, in 2014, the chosen position is in front of Bill Clinton's famously bent penis.
As Billy Ray Cyrus’ daughter, Miley maintains a connection to the red-state-style country music industry, so they fear she’s going to infiltrate their scene with her new, “California” values (She watches Ru Paul! She likes Michelle Obama! She’s interested in Buddhism!). That’s right: Miley Cyrus is the liberal “Trojan horse,” according to conservative watchdog site Big Hollywood.
So let's get this straight. The idea is (probably) to make Miley seem very hip and to cancel out any red state-ish stains on her got-to-be blue
But what about Hillary? You're making a show of disrespect for Hillary. Maybe respect for marriage is another one of those red-state values Miley needs you not to associate with her. Or maybe it means that Hillary herself is too old, too moderate to meet the needs of today's leftish hipsters.
And yet, whatever you think about Hillary, giving Bill Clinton a blow job doesn't connect well with present-day feminist values. Or is this the new thing, not giving a fuck about sex in the workplace? Could Monica Lewinsky ever emerge as a feminist heroine? "Feminism" is a receptacle of whatever meaning it receives, and the recipients are the women of today, an ever-changing group. The fusty oldster feminists move on. Hell, they accepted Bill Clinton as their champion back in the 90s when Bill's inappropriate and in-fact-wrong relationship was first in the news. And Hillary herself was one of them.
There's so much confusion of meaning here. It's 6 o'clock in the morning and I only intended to address the question of what Miley meant. I haven't even gotten to the question of why put the thong in her mouth, which was actually the part I found most puzzling. Maybe it's all part of God’s plan.