The political discussion took a fascinating and unexpected turn Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." The guest: Sen Rand Paul, R-Ky.

The issue: Will Bill Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky become an issue if Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016?

Moderator David Gregory read from a Vogue interview in which Sen. Paul's wife sounds off about former President Clinton.

Sen. Paul says in the article that he has a "gut feeling" that Hillary Clinton will not run for president. But Paul's wife, Kelley, is quoted as saying: "Bill Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky should complicate his return to the White House, even as first spouse. I would say his behavior was predatory, offensive to women.'"

Gregory asked Sen. Paul: "Are these issues something that you really think will be fair game and an appropriate part of a campaign, should she be the nominee?"

"The Democrats, one of their big issues is they have concocted and said Republicans are committing a war on women," Paul said. "One of the workplace laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn't prey on young interns in their office. And I think really the media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this."

Of course, the media heavily covered the Lewinsky affair and Clinton's impeachment, then moved on to other stories.

Paul added that Clinton "took advantage of a girl that was 20 years old and an intern in his office. There is no excuse for that, and that is predatory behavior, and it should be something we shouldn't want to associate with people who would take advantage of a young girl in his office."

Paul also said: "Someone who takes advantage of a young girl in their office?  I mean, really. And then they have the gall to stand up and say, 'Republicans are having a war on women'? So, yes, I think it's a factor. Now, it's not Hillary's fault."

Lewinsky will be a factor in in judging Bill Clinton in history, Paul said.

But Gregory pressed: "But is it something that Hillary Clinton should be judged on if she were a candidate in 2016?"

"No, I'm not saying that," Paul said. "This is with regard to the Clintons, and sometimes it's hard to separate one from the other. But I would say that, with regard to his place in history, that it certainly is a discussion. And I think in my state, you know, people tend to sort of frown upon that. You know, if there were someone in my community who did that, they would be socially -- we would dissociate from somebody who would take advantage of a young women in the workplace."

Do you want Monica Lewinsky to be an issue in 2016?