Candiates’ wives are always closely observed by American voters during election years…all of them I would guess…wives of senate, house of representatives and especially wives of presidential candidates. One husband was in the picture for awhile this year but when Michelle Bachmann dropped out so did her husband’s fame or non-fame. I can’t even think of the guy’s name but I know the names of the wives in this years’dogfights.
MICHELLE OBAMA is making another notable news splash. The London Daily Telgraph reports that FLOTUS went on a $50,000 dollar shopping spree at a highly upscale lingerie store called “Agent Provocateur”. Her 50 thousand spree for fancy lacy corsets, satin Hollywood type bras and other Unmentionalble did a favor for that store’s economy. But will it play in Peoria with cash strapped Americans learn of our very own Marie Antoinette’s let them eat cake attitude when it comes to her spending money like the proverbial D—— sailor on shore leave? I don’t think it will be looked on too kindly at all. If I were a jobless or homeless American I would be outraged by the Michelle Obama’s extrravagnace and sense of “entitlement”. (I AM the FIRST LADY and I can spend all the money I feel like spending–especiallhy on myself). The First Lady earlier spent several hundred dollars for one pair of canvas sports shoes. (all the Little People can be happy with a pair of Keds)
This spending spree added to her taking separate airplanes ( at htousands of goverment dollars expense for fuel et al) from the President when she does not want to delay her arrival at Martha’s Vineyard or Hawaii for one of the multiple vacations she takes will not be looked upon favorably I predict.
( google “Agent Provocateur Sales Boosted By U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama” in London Daily Telegraph, 30 January 2012)
CALLISTA GINGRICH Callista—- with her perfectly groomed suits and hair- lacquered “helmet” had been by husband Newt’s side constantly in the Republican primaries and caucuses. But the big question I have is this:
IS CALLISTA A SELECTIVE MUTE????? Has anyone heard her speak one word to anyone on the campaing trail? I have seen her mouth move in camera shots taken informally but I do not know if she says anythihng out loud or is just pretending to speak. It is a big thing to ponder.
Have we ever had MUTE FIRST LADY IN HISTORY?????
ANN ROMNEY: Last week Mitt’s wife Ann..mother of 5 sons..was a big hit with a campaign crowd of Hispanic voters when one of her adult sons who has lived in Chile introduced his mother in perfect and eloquent Spanish.
There is nothing as pleasing to speakers of more than one language to hear their native tongue used to speak to them.
Ann did not speak in Spanish—- but her son’s doing so laid the groundwork for a most favorable appearance in a Florida campaigan stop.
RICK SANTORUM’S WIFE” I have seen her but not heard her speak. The Santorums returned to Pennsylvania when their youngest daughter became ill with pneumonia and had to be hospitalized…a fine move by devoted parents.
RON PAUL’S WIFE: I have not heard her speak either and cannot even think of what she looks like..very much in the background.
I hope to hear from more candidates’ spouses as the dogfights continue through the winter campaign season.
Speaking of dogfights…do you ever feel like you are at the classic “Dog And Pony Show” when you watch political debates???
These so called “debates” aren’t really debates at all. They are question and answer sessions governed mostly by whoever the Questioner happens to be. The most silly debacle I recall is when George Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney a question abpout abortion…..one that came out of mind of Stephanopoulos only. It was not even part of the discussion for that nights’ round of debates but was designed as a “Gotcha” by George in an attempt to GET Romney.
I am getting thoroughly tired out by these so called debates which are not debates at all in the real sense of the word. Nothing would be as refreshing as a real Lincoln-Douglas Debate with two candidates at a time and NO moderator or Lord High Questioner from a media outlet.