Trophy Wives!

Posted on Sunday 8 June 2008

The Anchoress, posting via Pajamas Media:

The anger of Ms. Christian and her Democrat sisters has perhaps less to do with the fact that Barack Obama is an “inadequate black male” than that he is the trophy wife for whom Mrs. Clinton — and by extension, her graying, menopausal supporters — has been thrown over.


But in the dazzling company of the left-elites, she looked … old, and worn. She could be a little shrill, and a terror with a lamp or an ashtray. She was shrewish and nagging — forever reminding everyone that she had sacrificed. If some smiled to see her arrive at a party, the smile was perfunctory; they only listened to her tiresome policy talk until they could murmur an excuse and find a prettier, livelier corner with prettier, livelier companions.

Then they spotted — Obama! He was young, pretty, and had a pleasing voice. He looked good in jeans and had just a touch of edginess about him when he smoked. He seemed born to be looked at. Not much real experience in the hard political world — a few turns around the dance floor with glamorous-seeming men — but he appeared eager to learn, eager to get ahead, and because he stood for almost nothing, he would be easy to lead. He hadn’t accomplished much of note, but trophy wives don’t need thick resumes.

Considering the source, I have to assume that the resemblance to McCain’s reported handling of his first wife is completely unintentional.


2 Comments for 'Trophy Wives!'

    June 9, 2008 | 12:31 pm

    Again, freakin’ hilarious (Hillaryous?) – if I recall, when Bill ran folks mentioned that he was “young, pretty, and had a pleasing voice. He looked good in boxers briefs jeans and had just a touch of edginess about him when he smoked” (even if he didn’t inhale).

    I wonder if we will see/hear similar lamentations whenever we see a generational change in Presidential candidates.


    June 19, 2008 | 3:08 pm

    Hey there Poli. Glad to see ya back in the fight a bit

    I did, however, have much higher hopes for this election. Unfortunately it looks as though it is not to be. It’s too bad. This one is really, like um, really important!

    Hope you and yours are doing well! LOVE the photography you’ve been doing.

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