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Political Soap Opera: Ex-Wife Runs Against Tx Congressman

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posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 08:32 AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Becky Whetstone has something to say to people who think they know why she's running for Congress: Enough already with the jilted-wife-hellbent-on-revenge theory.

It's true that her former husband holds the congressional seat she is seeking. It's also true that last year she announced she was writing a tell-much book titled "The Congressman's Wife." Yes, she says on her campaign Web site that she's angry about his "cruelty and selfishness within the marriage, and then the one-sided injustice of the divorce."

Despite all that, she insists, she's not running to get even with her ex, Democratic Rep. Charlie Gonzalez.

The San Antonio newspaper has called Whetstone's candidacy "a sad soap opera." And one of her nephews wrote a letter to the newspaper saying she was embarrassing herself and the rest of the family.

Whetstone says the criticism is hard to take, but shrugs it off as Gonzalez's manipulations and says it's lucky that she's a trained counselor.

Yes, lucky indeed.
If you ask me she looks like trouble. Attractive as hell, but Trouble with a capital T. (Was that sexist?)

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[Edited on 7-3-2004 by RANT]

[Edited on 7-3-2004 by RANT]


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