The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

21 October 2004

Teresa: behind the fašade

The right side of blogdom has had great fun at Teresa Heinz Kerry's expense, generally for good reason. But suppose — just suppose — that she's not really the mean-spirited jackass some say.

Impossible? Baldilocks hears something different:

Mrs. Kerry once said this about her late husband: "I'd rather have my husband alive than that money."

For all her billions, Mrs. Kerry can't bring back the man, who, from her own and all other accounts, was the love of her life. And she knows that.

Is she envious of Mrs. Bush? I don't know, but I do suspect that Mrs. Kerry has a hard time watching the Bushes interact with each other. I suspect that — during the third presidential debate — she had an even harder time listening to the president talk about falling in love with his wife, while her own husband sang the praises of his mother.

Yeah, you could say, "Well, if I was married to John Kerry, I'd be unhappy too," and you'd probably be right, but as Pascal reminds us, the heart has its reasons, and they don't always fall neatly into place.

Posted at 7:23 PM to Dyssynergy

Charles, during the third debate, George Bush praised Dame Heinz for being a strong supporter of abstinence. But I was wondering, was she such a strong supporter of abstinence before meeting Senator Kerry?

Posted by: Sean Gleeson at 9:09 PM on 21 October 2004

And perhaps more pertinent, what did she think about abstinence after meeting Senator Kerry?

Actually, I'm inclined to think that she's probably less of a moral relativist than John — but then, it would be hard not to be.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:14 PM on 21 October 2004