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Ready for a Trophy First Lady?
Posted by: McQ on Saturday, July 07, 2007

Apparently it is now fashionable to hide cheezy hit pieces, cloaked as political analysis, in the "fashion and style" section of the New York Times:
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?
Probably as ready as it is to put a woman with a known philanderer for a husband in the White House ... again.

Heh ... I swear, why anyone puts themselves through these sorts of anal examinations to run for an office I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy makes me wonder at times.

And what passes for "fashion and style" news these days also falls in that category. Can the NYT set the bar any lower?
 
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I think that people would be more than happy to to have a trophy First Lady, someone who would stand around being pretty and gracious.

 
Written By: Synova
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If you don’t want to have the close examination, you can just run as a democrat.
 
Written By: FisherOfMen
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It certainly is a less palatable inquiry, even if it is done by the NYT. It may be in the "fashion and style" section, but it certainly won’t be in the taste and manners section.
 
Written By: timactual
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Trophy wife?

Is that not the American Dream??

I mean, don’t the rest of you base your vote on which canidate has the hotter wife?
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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I know that public figures are fair game, but wouldn’t it be nice if people applied basic manners to what they put in print? Of course this is not a left wing phenomenon, I think it started in earnest with the press’ coverage of Amy Carter.

Maybe if Jimmy dispatched the Secret Service to administer some beatings to rude reporters, we might not be at this place now? (being a bit sarcastic here, but not entirely)

I just wish reporters would look at the video of the Craig Ferguson pondering the reality that the people are talking about are going to read their comments.


By the way, I googled Amy Carter and it showed the first results of the image search, and the first photo was of an extraorinarily hot girl, and I wished that it was THE Amy Carter, what a nice bit of comeuppance that would been. Disappointingly, it was just an Amy Carter.

Basic manners would help us address a lot of problems.

Cap
 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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Disappointingly, it was just an Amy Carter.
Dunno about you, but that chick is anything but disappointing... ;)
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Difficult to imagine though it is, the NYT almost continuously finds a new low.
 
Written By: The Real Sporer
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Captain-

I know that public figures are fair game, but wouldn’t it be nice if people applied basic manners to what they put in print? Of course this is not a left wing phenomenon, I think it started in earnest with the press’ coverage of Amy Carter.


I would suggest that merely illustrates your age.

In my memory, "The Press" literally bent over backwards to "flatter" Amy— (She was first ’minor’ in the White House since ’John-John’...)

Then again, I’m old enough to remember the jokes about LBJ’s daughter- and I’m also not dumb enough to pretend that it only started ’then’, either...
 
Written By: fletch
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Always good to check in on how the nutroot mass psychosis is hallucinating on recent issues.

Clinton Inc is the ultimateMega-corporate "packaging" combination in the Spouse Derby, and Giuliani has much more of an issue than Fred. Mr. Elizabeth Edwards is a repeat of Mr. Teresa Heinz Kerry. And Jeri is into having children, which Mr. Michelle Obama’s wife is not. Oh yeah, and what about the Gore-bot if he throws his hat in the ring with a hopeless recidivist stoned slacker for an AGIII scion? After all the piety about rock lyrics?! Hmmm, lots of action right across the board! And thankfully, the libs always do the Voter the courtesy of sharing the voices they hear in their heads!

The NYT, its pilot fish, and the nutroots are all really scared of Fred, that’s for sure.
 
Written By: daveinboca
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I would suggest that merely illustrates your age.
You may well be right, but my other frame of reference was the history of the coverage of JFK, which was decidely polite in comparison to what they COULD have written.
 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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(Cough)JOHN KERRY!!(cough,cough)
(Cough!)Trophy HUSBAND!(Cough)

 
Written By: Bithead
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