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The Clinton sex scandals have revealed how women can turn eruptions of male libido to their advantage

By Maureen Dowd   June 1998

The New York Times

19th March 1998

When the Washington Star folded in 1981, it was hard for me to find another job. Finally, I was offered a fine job at a magazine. One of its editors made the offer over dinner at a Washington hotel where he was staying. At the end of the dinner, as I got ready to leave, this nice, attractive and happily married editor looked at me and said, “Stay.” The room reeled. I stammered something about meeting my boyfriend.

“Call him,” the editor instructed, pushing a quarter across the table. Feeling dizzy,…

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