As a somewhat peripheral figure on the right wing, "Brock's more famous for what he's done than for who he is," says TIME White House correspondent Jay Branegan. "He did what many people feel was a pretty nasty piece of work against Anita Hill, and the Troopergate story had problems. But he got some vindication from the mainstream press on the Paula Jones part of the story."
Obviously, the White House is pleased about Brock's conversion. But what benefit this will give the President remains to be seen. Like most of the players in the Paula/Monica affair, Brock is hardly without blemish. All he's admitted is what we already knew -- that he'd been writing his stories from a very clear anti-Clinton bias.