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What’s Up With Dem Wives and Scrambled Eggs?

“As Kerry rails about ‘George Bush and his economy of privilege,’ his wife flies across the country in a ketchup-red-and-white jet sporting ‘57′ as part of its tail number. But there is also an earthiness to Teresa. During a flight with a TIME correspondent a few years ago, she had eggs from her Pennsylvania farm carted aboard and scrambled them herself in the cramped galley of the plane, whistling Give My Regards to Broadway and making bawdy jokes about her chickens. ‘I think she’d be quite extraordinary as First Lady,’ Kerry says.” — Nancy Gibbs and Douglas Waller, Time, February 9, 2004.

“The essence of these [1993 Hillary Clinton] articles was a portrait of the whole woman: a working mother who struggled to keep all her roles intact, a normal, warm person. An anecdote about Mrs. Clinton making scrambled eggs for an ill Chelsea was featured in three of the articles, which served only to sugfgest how rare this kind of thing must have been.” — Journalist Elizabeth Drew in her book On The Edge, page 196.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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