I’ve tried to be nice. I’ve tried to stay non-partisan, especially non-American-partisan. But a certain aristocratic Presidential candidate and his snobbish rich-widow wife just make it terribly, terribly difficult:
In an interview published Wednesday in USA Today, the newspaper asked the wife of Democratic candidate John Kerry if she would be different from Laura Bush as a first lady.
“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,” Heinz Kerry said. “But I don’t know that she’s ever had a real job — I mean, since she’s been grown up. So her experience and her validation comes from important things, but different things.”
No comment yet from Thurston Howell as to whether he agrees with Lovey that schoolteachers and librarians are doing real work.
Damage control update: Heinz Kerry has released a quick statement in which she said she had “forgotten” about Mrs. Bush’s career as teacher and librarian. The moral of the story: Think first, speak later.