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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Maybe one of the 56 other varieties would be better...

USA Today sat down with Mrs. Heinz-Kerry to ask a few simple questions about her views on the role of First Lady.

Funny how she manages to say the wrong thing quite often, but doesn't draw much fire from the media. You can read the 7 questions and responses for yourself, but here are a couple of my favorites:

(On potentially becoming the oldest woman to become First Lady) - "I'm glad to be 66 with two legs, two arms -- a life."

Um... differently-abled people have no life?

(On how she differs from Laura Bush) - "Well, you know, I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good. But I don't know that she's ever had a real job — I mean, since she's been grown up."

Not even getting into how "real" a job Mrs. Heinz-Kerry has or has had, let's think about what she's saying here. Laura Bush, as most Americans know, has been a librarian, and a teacher. This, of course is in addition to being a mother and the First Lady. I would argue that those last two qualify as "real" work. Semantics aside, though, librarians don't have jobs? Being a teacher isn't a job?!?

Maybe those mysterious fence-sitters out there who can't seem to find enough differentiating factors between the presidential candidates (as much polar opposites as any candidates in the last 20+ years) to make a decision should examine the women who would be First Lady.

posted by Max Power | 2:32 PM
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