She Said What?!
Teresa Heinz speaks her mind, yet again. Over on yahoo has an article quoting the woman who wold be First Lady with the following:
"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."
Heinz Kerry said she sees her age as a benefit - she is 66 and Bush 57. "I'm older, and my validation of what I do is a little bit bigger - because I'm older, and I've had different experiences. And it's not a criticism of her. It's just, you know, what life is about," she said.
Since she made these statements, she has been reminded that First Lady Laura Bush was a public school teacher, librarian and a mother.
Last I checked, all of these qualified as real jobs, especially being a parent, and there is no way that she could have forgotten that little point, as the Bush daughters have made appearances here and there in support of Dubya, including at the debates, where the families of both candidates came onto the stage, including the daughters.
How could she have forgotten that? Or does she consider a stay-at-home mother as less important than being, say, billionaire heiress. One must ponder this.
Unlike The Bride of Frankenstein, Laura Bush is a class act. For all those who like shouting "You go girl," try directing that at someone who truly deserves to be told that.