Bill Clinton, America’s 42nd president and a man with a penchant for frustrated cabaret singers and buxom White House interns, was severely chastened about his skirt-chasing ways during the 1992 presidential campaign by Susan Thomases, an aide at the time to Hillary Clinton.
Astoundingly, Thomases swears, candidate Clinton obeyed the command to stop chasing tail— at least until after Election Day.
Thomases tells the vignette as part of an oral history project on the Clinton White House, reports the Daily Mail. The school released the oral history this month.
“I told him if I found him having sex on the campaign, he was dead, that I was leaving and taking everybody with me,” Thomases, now 70, said, according to the Mail.
“I said, ‘You’re stupid enough to blow this whole presidential thing over your dick. And if that turns out to be true, buddy, I’m going home, and I’m taking people with me. If you don’t have enough self-control to keep yourself straight, then it’s just dumb.'”
While Clinton’s lack of self-control in the face of randy, ready intern Monica Lewinsky nearly proved to be the undoing of his presidency six years later, Thomases believes her scolding caused Clinton to mend his ways on the 1992 campaign trail.
She claimed he was “straight as could be” after she dressed him down.
“Sometimes you have to be that blunt, and he gets it,” Thomas explained, according to the Mail.
“That’s not a long speech,” she added. “It takes all of about 30 seconds.”