So the New York Times wants to know if "America is ready for a presidential candidate with a trophy wife."
Evidently, the summer months are proving to be so slow for the brilliant writers of the Times that they've really got to scrape the bottom of the barrel.
The article is referring, of course, to the age difference between Fred Thompson and his wife, Jeri. The item is laughably transparent in its agenda: portray the former Tennessee Senator as a doddering old man who has a young bimbo wife. In fact, the first lines of the article refer to the "grandfatherly" Thompson.
If any entity other than the New York Times posed such an ugly, sexist question about a Democratic candidate and his wife, I'm sure the Times would be howling in protest. Sexism, bigotry, and intolerance are all reasonable tools in the arsenal of left-leaning voices -- provided the voices are trying to attack conservative Republicans.
One thing's for sure: Fred Thompson's possible candidacy must be really forcing some lefties to shake in their Birkenstocks. Why else would the Times stoop so low?