Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Does Theresa Heinz think before she speaks?

Tuhrayza put her foot in it again. Here's her answer to the question of whether she'd be different from Laura Bush as First Lady (emphasis added):

A: 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. So her experience and her validation comes from important things, but different things. And I'm older, and my validation of what I do and what I believe and my experience is a little bit bigger — because I'm older, and I've had different experiences. And it's not a criticism of her. It's just, you know, what life is about.

This is just flat stupid. Anyone who pays the slightest bit of attention to politics knows that Mrs. Bush had a career as a teacher and librarian before her husband went into politics. Indeed, Mrs. Bush has an M.L.S. (master of library science) degree. THK has been on the campaign trail with Longface for almost a year, she should know this basic fact (and her staff should know it too) and avoid saying anything too stupid. Meanwhile, what has THK done other than marry a rich businessman who became a Senator, get named to his charitable foundations and inherit everything he had after his tragic plane crash?

UPDATE: Her Royal Highness smartened up. Here is her statement, courtesy The Kerry Spot:

"I had forgotten that Mrs. Bush had worked as a school teacher and librarian, and there couldn't be a more important job than teaching our children. As someone who has been both a full time mom and full time in workforce, I know we all have valuable experiences that shape who we are. 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."

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