The English poet of the Middle Ages, Geoffrey Chaucer, is generally credited with coining the phrase that has been updated in modern English to read, "better late than never." It means to do something or to arrive later than expected may not be good, but it is better than not at all.
That may not be true in the case of former President
At a time when people in the media,
About Clinton's extramarital exploits, Sebelius said, "Not only did people look the other way, but they went after the women who came forward and accused him. And so it doubled down on not only bad behavior, but abusive behavior. And then people attacked the victims."
Sebelius also criticized
Among others aiding Clinton, either by their silence or by issuing misleading statements, was his secretary of state,
If Albright and other higher-ups knew or suspected that
While it's true, as Sebelius noted, that less powerful women fear speaking up because they might lose their jobs, the higher and mightier ones would presumably not have such concerns. In fact, they might be regarded as heroes (or heroines) and rescuers of casualties from the sexual revolution.
There should be no double standard about any of this; whether the abuser is the president or a boss, if allegations of sexual misconduct can be proved, that person should be forced to face the consequences. Tolerating or denying this behavior only guarantees we get more of it.
Every female is someone's daughter, wife, mother, girlfriend or sister. Would these abusers tolerate the harassment or rape of a close female relative or friend? Not unless they are sicker than the behavior they are alleged to have carried out.
In her interview with Axelrod, Sebelius drew a distinction between Clinton's acts and those of accused groper
Sebelius admitted the
One benefit from the Sebelius interview is that it should be the final word on the political lives of both Clintons. They should leave the stage to a new generation. Given their past and lust for money, however, I'm betting they won't. It could be said their departure into retirement would be considered a case of better late than never.