October 20, 2004

Take this job and shove it!

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."

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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.