I'M Nobody, Who Are You?

Washington wives have one basic career path -- their husbands'

A wife newly arrived in Washington knows life has changed for the worse when she attends her first cocktail party and the photographer asks her to step aside while he snaps a picture. For Janis Berman, wife of California Congressman Howard Berman, the initiation was even ruder. She called several weeks in advance to tell the hostess of a party welcoming the Bermans to the capital that she would be stuck in Los Angeles that day. After ascertaining that the Congressman would be in town, the hostess briskly told Berman, "That's O.K. We'll just go ahead without you."

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