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When Words Take Wing ... the Political Becomes the Personal

pgt Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 12:46 AM
Good, now just endorse he husband, and be done with it.
Greg1084 Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 8:22 AM
Didn't bother to read the whole thing again, eh? Sister Mary Frances will rap you on the knuckles with her ruler for that. All you had to do was jump to the knock out punch in the last sentence.
pgt Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 1:28 PM
Skipping to the last sentence might help with every Greenberg column, avoid the toxic waste that fills the rest of it. Especially early ones this week.

The traditional role of a first lady at campaign events is to let us see her husband as she sees him. And a national convention is the ultimate Campaign Event. At its best, it is a kind of poetry reading, and requires the same willing suspension of disbelief from its audience. In this case, the audience is the nation.

How well a first lady does depends on who she is, and who the president is. Just imagine the monumental task Pat Nixon had. Then again, Jackie Kennedy seemed to the manor born and reared for the role. She was always...