In a case of silence speaking louder than words, Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonOvernight Tech: Wheeler says box vote a question of timing | Dems push back against ICANN suit | Waze rolls out ride-hail Overnight Cybersecurity: Report - Trump briefed Russia behind DNC hacks before saying they might not be Chuck Todd clashes with Trump aide over 'bogus' online polls MORE did not deny dismissing Monica Lewinsky as a “narcissistic loony tune” after Lewinsky’s affair with her husband went public.
The name-calling came to light when the private papers of Diane Blair, a longtime friend of Clinton’s, went public after Blair’s death.
Lewinsky reemerged in the public spotlight this past month because of an essay she penned for Vanity Fair, in which she gave her side of the affair and the subsequent fallout. Some Republicans — most notably a potential 2016 opponent, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul — have honed in on the affair as evidence of the Clintons’ “hypocrisy” on women’s issues.
But Clinton said she wasn’t fazed by Lewinsky’s return — that she’s “perfectly free to do that…but that's not something that I spend a lot of time thinking about.”
She was similarly blase about Paul's insistence that the affair is "fair game."
“You know, he can talk about what he wants to talk about. And if he decides to run, he’ll be fair game too for everybody," Clinton said.