Well. A Southern belle with whom I am intimately acquainted read that Mrs. Howard Dean piece in yesterday’s Times and cattily observed, “That’s sure not going to help him in the South, that ‘I might show up if he really wants me to’ business. The South is full of women who are happy to do their duty to help their husbands. Who does that Yankee wife think she is? That ain’t gonna play here.”
This Southern belle added that Mrs. Dr. Dean would benefit enormously “if she’d just put on a little make-up.” Somehow, Madam neglected to add the required, “bless her heart.” But you know she thought it!