Thursday, October 21, 2004

The Mother of All Gaffes

Teresa Heinz Kerry has made several remarks this election year which are sure to have driven voters away from the Kerry/Edwards ticket (of course when Mrs. Edwards said the Cheney's were ashamed of their daughter, she took the lead in the disgusting spouse rhetoric category) but her attack on first lady Laura Bush yesterday was a big mistake. In an interview with the USA Today, Mrs. Heinz Kerry made this incredible statement:

"I don't know that she's ever had a real job — I mean, since she's been grown up,"


Nevermind that Laura Bush has been a teacher and a librarian, First Lady of Texas, and First Lady of the United States. Apparently in the world of billionaires these positions do not count as a "real-job". But it was not the ommission of these positions that caused the biggest stir or will likely have the biggest impact on the campaign. It was Mrs. Heinz Kerry's failure to realize that being a full time parent is a "real job".

The Kerry Campaign was rightly worried that the gaffe would have an impact, so they hurried Mrs. Heinz Kerry back out to issue an apology:

"I had forgotten that Mrs. Bush had worked as a school teacher and a librarian and there couldn't be a more important job than teaching our children,

"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."


Great except that the apology seems to confirm the fact that Mrs. Heinz Kerry does not realize, does not know, or does not consider parenting a "real job" because she fails to mention it in the apology.

Mrs. Heinz Kerry has proven herself to be a snobbish elitist who is completely out of touch wioth ordinary Americans. She has been crude (telling a reporter to "shove it", rude (four more years of the President would be four more years of hell) and generally dislikeable in every possible way. She is in other words the exact opposite of the current First Lady and the opposite of what most Americans want the First Lady to be. Teresa Heinz Kerry may impact this election more than any potential first lady int eh history of the country, and if she does it will be bad news for John Kerry.


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