As Hillary’s campaign staggers to a close, a professional Clinton-watcher shines the flashlight back into a familiar face—her husband’s. Bill has had a checkered ex-presidency, Todd Purdum reports in Vanity Fair, as a phalanx of former aides spills about girlfriends (including, maybe, Walter Mondale’s daughter), cash, "cavernous narcissism," and a coterie of dubious friends and associates.
Purdum even speculates that the ex-president’s attacks on Barack Obama, and general crotchetiness, might be a side effect of his 2004 heart surgery, from which confidants say he’s yet to fully recover. Meanwhile, Bubba has surrounded himself with a gang one former aide calls "radioactive." But it’s Clinton’s relentless feeling of infallibility, persecution and righteousness, Purdum argues, that will remain his “unforgivable flaw.”