Ben Stein writes essay about the women Ben Stein finds sexually attractive

He is also very worried about Hillary Clinton and America's dwindling "power and prestige"

By Katie McDonough
Published July 3, 2014 3:51PM (EDT)
Ben Stein
Ben Stein

Conservative personality, sort of celebrity and predatory credit scheme swindler Ben Stein wrote a very bizarre diary entry for the American Spectator in which he notes that while it is his "destiny to be in bed" with his wife, he still spends a lot of time thinking about "any beautiful girl I meet." Hard to say why Ben Stein keeps a diary for the American Spectator, but Ben Stein definitely keeps a diary for the American Spectator.


In that same week where I met Lucia, I also met a breathtakingly beautiful middle-aged woman—well, maybe younger than that—at a bar. I was having a steak and she was having champagne. We talked and then we met the next day for lunch and she talked a lot more. She’s thirty-two. She’s a wild mixture of ethnicities and has a figure that is close to unbelievable. She works at a very high-end specialty store in downtown San Fran. She is a divorcee. She has a four-and-a-half-year-old daughter. She wants to be a movie star. She wants me to help with her bills. I was almost speechless at her beauty, but I also could not quite believe how many boyfriends she’s had, including very famous movie, TV, music, and sports stars. If that’s her type—and God bless her if it is—she’s not really likely to see much in a sixty-nine-year-old, overweight, nerdy economist/commentator who can barely put on his socks. I told her that and she just laughed. She said she wanted to come visit me in L.A.

But don't worry, everyone. Stein only wants to introduce this woman to his wife.


I said that would be fine and she could meet my wife and we would take her out for a lovely dinner.

After Stein goes through the women whom he finds sexually and ethnically compelling, he concludes the piece with a little bit of free association about President Obama and Hillary Clinton:

By the time Hillary takes over, we will have nothing left in the way of power and prestige, and the world will either be total chaos or a Russo/China condominium or a combination of both plus a goodly soupçon of Islamist terror from one corner of the globe to the other. To think that Barack Obama inherited an America that bestrode the earth like a colossus offering all the peoples of the world peace, opportunity, and the promise of security. Now it’s all gone. Mr. Obama—again—is AWOL. He is just pretending it isn’t happening at all. Truly appalling. Does he know how badly he’s failed? Does he even think of rebuilding the defense establishment? Did this happen by accident?

Ben Stein's diary is basically this:

Plus this:

Plus this:

Plus this:

h/t Jezebel

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