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Thursday, October 21, 2004
THK Steps In It Again
If you're not convinced that the Left looks down on 'normal people' you should be after these classy comments from the wife of an ever-popular soon-to-be-an-also-ran presidential candidate:
Q: You'd be different from Laura Bush?Of course, Captain's Quarters points out that not only is THK being exceedingly snobby here...but she's also dead wrong:
A: Well, you know, I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good. But I don't know that she's ever had a real job — I mean, since she's been grown up. (Related story: Heinz Kerry apologizes for comments) So her experience and her validation comes from important things, but different things. And I'm older, and my validation of what I do and what I believe and my experience is a little bit bigger — because I'm older, and I've had different experiences. And it's not a criticism of her. It's just, you know, what life is about.
Laura Bush was born on November 4, 1946, in Midland, Texas, to Harold and Jenna Welch. Inspired by her second grade teacher, she earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Southern Methodist University in 1968. She then taught in public schools in Dallas and Houston. In 1973 she earned a master of library science degree from the University of Texas at Austin and worked as a public school librarian in Austin. In 1977 she met and married George Walker Bush. They are the parents of twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, who are named for their grandmothers.The 'related story' is that THK has apologized for her comments:
In a statement issued Wednesday, Heinz Kerry said: "I had forgotten that Mrs. Bush had worked as a school teacher and librarian, and there couldn't be a more important job than teaching our children. As someone who has been both a full-time mom and full-time in work force, I know we all have valuable experiences that shape who we are. I appreciate and honor Mrs. Bush's service to the country as first lady and am sincerely sorry I had not remembered her important work in the past."Karen, Karen, Karen. The reason THK didn't apologize for not mentioning Laura's job of raising children is that she obviously had not forgotten about that when she made the comments. It's easy to understand that someone might not know Laura Bush was a teacher and librarian. But to 'forget' that she was a mother? Nope, not likely. So...it's important to be a teacher but it's not important to be a mother. It's certainly not a real job. For this attitude, we can thank the Feminists.
But Karen Hughes, an adviser to President Bush, said Heinz Kerry's apology "made it worse because she left out the very important real job of a mother. Clearly she knows Laura Bush was a mother ... who chose to stay home and rear her family. That's a noble choice that should be celebrated not denigrated."