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Va. GOP not behind ‘Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend’s wife for President’ bumper sticker

The answer is emphatically, “No.” The Virginia GOP is not behind the bumper sticker calling Hillary Clinton the spouse of Monica Lewinsky’s ex.

Garren Shipley, spokesman for the state Republican party, said there is a political strategy in place this year, “and it does not involve that.” The sticker, he said, appears to be “an amateur effort.”

“We’re focused on 2014 and if she’s the nominee in 2016 we’ll have a lot to say then,” he told the Loop Friday.

Though Clinton has said she’s “moved on” from the Lewinsky scandal of the late-90s, it’s impossible to imagine a scenario where quips like the one on the bumper sticker aren’t ubiquitous in 2016 if Clinton does run.

But, just to be clear, the one that is apparently making the rounds in Virginia are not official Republican party material.

Also, that Lewinsky line is not new. There are several vendors selling T-shirts with the same quote on CafePress:

Good to know we can expect only the highest levels of political discourse…

Colby Itkowitz is the lead anchor of the Inspired Life blog. She previously covered the quirks of national politics and the federal government.

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