Monday, June 04, 2007

Political discourse has just hit a new low

One expects this kind of thing from the blogs but a newspaper columnist? Pretty low:

Does the heaving bosom play well among Bible Belt Republicans? Among New Hampshire primary voters?
How else to explain, as debate week begins, the bursting out all over by GOP front-runners’ wives? What’s with this ample - and aging - display of decolletage?
Mrs. John McCain, 52, just gave Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren an at-home tour wearing this tight, bubble-gum-pink wraparound shirt cut to her sternum. Three inches of cleavage. Poor Greta, the consummate professional in blue blazer and yellow button-down, didn’t know where to look.
Meanwhile nearly half the pictures you see of Judy Nathan, aka Mrs. Giuliani, also 52, are very bosomy. Is this supposed to convince those wondering about Rudy - you know, after he bunked with the gay guys post divorce #2 - that he’s not just A Big Hetero but A Big Hetero Who Loves Big Hetero Breasts?


Flashed around the country Thursday was yet another full cleavage shot of Fred Thompson’s child wife looking almost as well-endowed as Alex Rodriguez’s stripper/pole-dancer girlfriend. “That was quite a dress,” said one GOP analyst, breathless.


The only wife of a GOP heavy-hitter who hasn’t practically bared her chest is Ann Romney, the best looking of them all, by the way, though I did once see her in a black leather jacket at a holiday party. Va-va-va-voom.


And what of candidates’ image makers, whom they pay dearly? Are they just too embarrassed to tell Cindy McCain to button up? Or do they think it deflects from McCain’s age problem when the wife looks like an aging, platinum-haired madame?
Wow! A 40 year old called a "child wife?" That seems a little farfetched.

I guess the wives of our candidates will have to face a public flaying just like their husbands. I hope they are ready for it.