Naomi Wolf, a beautiful woman who talks like an ugly one, pretty much nails the Ter-AY-zuh Drag Co-efficient on the Kerry campaign. Of Ms. Heinz's nauseating and egocentric performance at the Democratic National Convention, Wolf writes:
Unfortunately, Teresa Heinz Kerry's speech, which all but ignored her husband, did more to emasculate him than the opposition ever could. By publicly shining the light on herself rather than her husband, she opened a symbolic breach in Kerry's archetypal armor. Listen to what the Republicans are hitting Kerry with: Indecisive. Effete. French. They are all but calling this tall, accomplished war hero gay.Damn.
The charges are sticking because of Teresa Heinz Kerry. Let's start with "Heinz." By retaining her dead husband's name--there is no genteel way to put this--she is publicly, subliminally cuckolding Kerry with the power of another man--a dead Republican man, at that. Add to that the fact that her first husband was (as she is herself now) vastly more wealthy than her second husband. Throw into all of this her penchant for black, a color that no woman wears in the heartland, and you have a recipe for just what Kerry is struggling with now: charges of elitism, unstable family relationships, and an unmanned candidate.
Like I say, Ter-AY-zuh strikes me as a kook. Maybe she's not, but she absolutely exhibits all the traits of super-wealth and privilege that stinks in the nostrils of people like me. I can't stand the idea that she might come into power along with her lying hypocrite of a consort. She would make Hillary look like an overachieving June Cleaver by comparison.
Please, folks. You know what has to happen.
(Hat tip to the OmbudsGod!)