Of First Ladies and Laddies


Political spouses are very important [Sept.24]. The American voter is looking for a candidate whose significant other is intelligent, compassionate and, most important, an asset to the U.S. We don't want a President's spouse to be outspoken, domineering or suffering from Leona Helmsley syndrome — an inflated sense of superiority. Judith Giuliani is a classic example. If Rudy is the Republican nominee, she will be a deficit to him. Elizabeth Edwards and Michelle Obama mean well for their husbands but probably would not be so outspoken if it were a closer race. Everyone knows Bill Clinton — and either...

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