Wednesday, October 20, 2004
A wealth of material: I wouldn't wish a Kerry presidency on the country, but Teresa Heinz Kerry's mouth would provide an almost daily supply of material worth mocking.
In an interview with USA Today, the multilingual African-American opines on First Lady Laura Bush.
Q: You'd be different from Laura Bush?
A: 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. So her experience and her validation comes from important things, but different things. And I'm older, and my validation of what I do and what I believe and my experience 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.
Laura Bush was a schoolteacher and a librarian -- apparently not "real jobs" -- like, say, "billionaire heiress."
Jim Geraghty reports that Teresa has since backtracked.
"I had forgotten that Mrs. Bush had worked as a school teacher and librarian, and there couldn't be a more important job than teaching our children. As someone who has been both a full time mom and full time in workforce, I know we all have valuable experiences that shape who we are. I appreciate and honor Mrs. Bush's service to the country as First Lady, and am sincerely sorry I had not remembered her important work in the past."
Of course, Mrs. Bush's other job has been as a stay-at-home mom. Apparently that doesn't require any real work -- after all, that's what all those servants are for.
Laura Bush hasn't provided anything in four years like the material Teresa has in just the past few months.