Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Yet again, she speaks

With all due respect to Ms. Heinz-Kerry, I don't know why the Kerry Campaign keeps letting her talk to the press. I just heard some quotes on the radio from her today, but didn't catch the source. Thankfully, Stones Cry Out has it covered with this Teresa quote:

"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."

And then Rick comments:
First we have Senator Kerry's x-ray vision at the debate where he could tell no one other than he, the President, and the moderator made more than $200,000. Then his wife admits to not knowing the first lady, but by looking at her she can tell that she's never had a "real job" since she's been grown up. Are these not examples of prejudice?

I suppose she should define two things before we are too harsh on the affable first-lady to be: What does she consider a "real job" and when is someone "grown up"?

I would also add that Laura Bush has had all sorts of jobs. She was a school teacher, a Librarian, First Lady of Texas and now First Lady of the United States. Is anyone willing to say that when Hillary Clinton was First Lady, the position wasn't actually a "real job"?

Moreover, even if Laura Bush had done none of those things, she was a mother to twin daughters. Implying that being a mother is "not a real job" is an insult to millions of women in America who choose that honorable and necessary profession every year.

UPDATE: Apparently THK released a new statement this afternoon.