The Clintons were insufferable in power, and now we'll get to see how gracefully they handle defeat. It won't be an inspiring sight. Their shamelessness reached an earlier peak on the day of Bill's impeachment, when he pulled all of the House Democrats onto the White House lawn for a "rally" - as if impeachment for the crime of perjury was just some primary setback. This quality - their repellent shamelessness - was all that kept them in power. Richard Nixon had a sense of honor, but Bill Clinton never did. His wife's willingness to stand by him was a sure sign that nothing matters to her more than power.
I've always had this theory about the two of them. They wouldn't have gone willingly. If another one of Bill's bimbos had come forward during the impeachment hearings and testified as to what sort of man he was, the truth may have been so blunt, so undeniable, that it may have have turned a dozen or so reluctant Democratic senators. He might have been convicted by the Senate, just so they could be done with him.
Even then, the Clintons wouldn't have left the White House. Having said that the House impeachment was just politics, they would have said the same thing about the Senate conviction. They would have eagerly forced a constitutional crisis. A sitting president refusing to leave office on conviction by what they would have called a "partisan Senate." The only way they would have left the White House was if the army went in and used tear gas.
And surprisingly, I find myself in agreement with Andrea Dworkin on Hillary:
Ever since she went to the White House as First Lady, her life has been going down the tubes. She had to give up her profession and she's been the staunch wife standing by her husband, no matter what vile things he does to humiliate her. It's pathetic. She should pack her bags and leave.