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Originally posted by ShadowXIX
Im not sure what type of effect it will have on the election though. I do think a first lady does have great influnce over the President so it is important to some degree,
However, Laura will sit well with all the conservatives because she "knows her place" -- another term for her being essentially an adult child. Yes, we have women like this in the family and while they're very pleasing to the conservative men with fragile male concepts and efficient at planning parties, they have all the common sense of a doorknob and their ability to actually do things like buy cars and pay bills is about on par with your average six year old.
I find the characterization of Theresa as "classless" amusing. The upper upper class have a kind of throwaway chic that doesn't have to scream..."I have class and money."...she's totally in keeping with that model.
Originally posted by Byrd
Laura is decorative and has been molded into the Good Republican Wife; a yes-woman who is basically a slave (yes, I do mean that term) to her husband's career. Frankly, I think she sets a horrible example for women.
Laura Bush, the wife of President-elect George W. Bush, said Friday she believes the country could do more to minimize the number of abortions, but also indicated she doesn't believe the 1973 Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortions should be overturned.
Originally posted by FredT
Add to this the sketchy "Hospitalization" for a stomach problem and you get a firm
I've never liked Laura. Don't know why. She just seems cold to me.
She's just got that demeanor about her
Originally posted by joey
I don't think either will make policy a la Hillary. Of course, you can never underestimate the power of a First Lady in private. I would guess that George Bush pays very little attention to Laura's more astue observations. Meanwhile, I think John Kerry does listen to Theresa and decides what he should consider from her observations.
Originally posted by Jemison
That's pretty sexist! I'm a stay at home Mom by choice and I gave up my career when I got pregnant with my first child so that I could devote myself 100% to my husband and my children. In addition to caring for my family I also take care of all of the bills, invest our money, negotiate the deals for cars and other major purchases, refinancing the house, etc. My husband never has to deal with any of that, not because he isn't capable, but because I am perfectly able to deal with those things and would prefer that when he gets home from a long hard day at the office he can unwind and spend quality time with me and our four daughters.
To assume that women who allow their husbands to be in the spotlight have the common sense of doorknobs is ludicrous. Some women believe that if they are going to have children it is imperative that they actually raise their children rather than leave it to nannys, schools, police, etc.