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The first penis impeached

Miller, T. (2001) The first penis impeached. In: Berlant, L. and Duggan, L., (eds.) Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and the National Interest. NYU Press, pp. 116-133.

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There are so many reasons for the left to loathe Clinton: gays in the military, health insurance, welfare, poverty, the environment, secondary schooling, antisocialist and pro-market rhetoric, failure to support left appointees when they were assaulted by the right (you sack the surgeon-general for recommending promiscuous hand jobs instead of promiscuous penetrative sex when that’s your own M.O.?), and brutal military violence. Consider Clinton’s two inauguration speeches—grotesque assortments of biblical and Catholic teaching plus clichés from the Gipper, signaling an ecumenical but strong religiosity and debts to fellow conservatives. A form of “civil religion,” these addresses troped the United...

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