"Is America ready for a president with a trophy wife?"

Is the New York TImes a serious newspaper?

Now, with the possible candidacy of Fred D. Thompson, the grandfatherly actor and former Republican senator from Tennessee, whose second wife is almost a quarter-century his junior, comes a less palatable inquiry that is spurring debate in Internet chat rooms, on cable television and on talk radio: Is America ready for a president with a trophy wife?

The question may seem sexist, even crass, but serious people — as well as Mr. Thompson’s supporters — have been wrestling with the public reaction to Jeri Kehn Thompson, whose youthfulness, permanent tan and bleached blond hair present a contrast to the 64-year-old man who hopes to win the hearts of the conservative core of the Republican party. Will the so-called values voters accept this union? . . . .

Is Jeri Thompson just some good looking airhead whom Thompson carries around on his arm? Hardly. Everything that I know about her indicates that she is extremely smart. Is the fact that a beautiful, very smart woman who is twenty-four years younger than Thompson loves him enough to marry him a bad sign? Surely Jeri Thompson could have married many men much nearer her own age. I would think that it shows that this guy must really have something going for him. I would also bet you that she keeps him much younger than he would be otherwise. Can someone name one single similar article that the NY Times has run on any Democrat's spouse?




Anonymous Ken said...

Can someone name one single article that the NY Times has run on any Democrat's spouse?
I assume that you meant to exclude the numerous glowing pieces on Bill.

7/10/2007 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, we almost elected a trophy husband the last time.

7/10/2007 7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a piece of character assasination...

Is the fact that Fred has a good looking Wife, who is over a decade younger than him the best criticism that they can pin onto him?

In that case, he's the man to vote for.

I seem to remember the British satirists having a serious go at Nancy Reagan in the 80's...

Yeah, and she stayed true to poor old Ron through the bad years that followed.

Is it a coincidence that the press portray the spouses of centre right politicians as air heads, and those on the left as seriously capable?


7/11/2007 8:32 AM  

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