In the midst of this Condit-Levy thing, let's take a walk down memory lane and revisit the glory days of the Clinton-Lewinsky thing.

Remember what sealed the deal? Remember what ended the eight months of denial?

It was a blue dress with a telltale stain ... and what a tale it told.

The news today is that Monica's blue dress — which Linda Tripp convinced her not to dry clean, and which has been sitting in an independent counsel evidence locker for years now — has been returned to its owner.

Monica picked it up at the Plaza Hotel in New York yesterday in a secret transfer, and now the memorabilia experts are setting a price tag.

But before the drum roll and the auctioneer's estimate of what that stained dress is worth...

Back in June, we asked you if you thought she would get her dress back.

52 percent of you said yes, so congrats, you were right.

And then we asked you what you thought she'd do with it. And 66 percent of you said you thought she would sell it.

And congrats, you may be right. Even though Monica told Barbara Walters she'd burn it if she ever got it back...

Word is now that the dress is worth between $500,000 and $2 million dollars.

The dress Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang happy birthday to John Kennedy brought in $1.2 million, but hey —  it was Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy in that affair, not Bubba and Beret.

Do you ever wonder what James Dean's wrecked Porsche brought, or what John Wilkes booth gun would be worth?

Monica's dress may or may not be in those categories. To Bill Clinton, it definitely is the vehicle of his demise. To the rest of us, it's a dress worn by a lovesick intern on which there exists one of the strangest presidential souvenirs that anyone could ever have imagined.

It was filthy, it was trashy, it was high drama and low class, the unlikely story of an odd little affair between the world's most powerful man, and the willing young intern. It was unlikely, improbable, unfit for dinner table conversation ... but that blue dress made it a great, great story, didn't it?

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