Monday, June 15, 2009

the wives of the controversial

The latest reality show craze is NBC's show, "I'm a Celebrity. Get Me Out of Here!" There was talk before the show was on the air that Rob Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, was going to be on the show. A judge refused to let him leave the country while charges were pending. So, Blago's wife, Patty, decided to take his place. I started out feeling sorry for her. I guess I thought that she was disgraced by her husband, and then pimped out to make his case for him in the media and to make some money. Then after a day or two on the show, I started to really like her. She's normal. She's caring. She is surprisingly real-- something lost on the fake-fabulous Heidi and Spencer. Those two need to go back to 3rd grade to figure out how to make friends on the playground rather than talk smack and shove like bullies.


And the other wronged woman who has recently made the news is Elizabeth Edwards. I would not think in a million years that I would have anything in common with her. I certainly didn't think that I would like her book and see her as an honest, together, and sincere woman. She's been in a tough spot. Her husband is a cheater. And her determination to take the high road and keep her family together is admirable. It takes a strong woman to deal with cancer and also to piece back together a shattered life.


Two democrat women. Two moms who were wronged by louts, one admitted and one soon to be indicted. I like both women. It's a surprise to me. I don't know why. I guess I had characterized them by their husbands. I should have known better.

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