Forum, Oct. 21, 1974

Mrs. McCarthy Has No Regrets

To the Editors:

I think that most political wives appreciate the sympathetic intent of TIME'S story [Oct. 7]. However, I would like to point out that my own experience and position are misrepresented.

First, it would have violated my concept of commitment and family — mine both by religion and conviction — to leave my husband as you stated. Second, I hold a much more positive view of the political life, which is hard but has many rewards. As I wrote in Private Faces/ Public Places: "Gene left our home in...

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