Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Just Once

Just once I'd like to see The Wife NOT stand by her husband at the news conference after he's been busted doing something gross.

I'd like to see her have her own press conference. I'd like to see her stand before the mic and say something to the effect of:

I leave judgements about his professional performance to his (voters constituents employees shareholders whatever).

However, he has failed as a husband and father and will be held accountable. I will not stand with him today or at any time in the future. Today I take it as my responsibility to show our children that one does not take this kind of humiliation, that this is not how you treat those who you claim to love. It is not up to the person who has been wronged to be falsely charged with the responsibility of keeping the family intact. Today I take it upon myself to make it crystal clear that there is such a thing as right and wrong. And while my spouse has opted to do the wrong thing, today I am doing the right thing.

I will not be taking any questions. If my spouse or members of the media wish to contact me, they may do so though my attorney, WeDo, TakeIt, and More.



Lorna said...

That really would be refreshing. It would be great if women really told it as it was!

Classical Circus said...

Can she attend the first press conference, only instead of standing quietly and stoicly, I'd like to see her smacking him upside the head at various and random times throughout his canned speach?

Then she can hold her own press conference.

Amy said...

Oh, please, can I get an AMEN?

Anonymous said...

Well said! I have never understood women who just stand there with that glazed over look on their face...I think she should have popped him upside the head.


Tiffany (aka T, Tiffers, Tiffster, and Pally) said...


Jenni said...

As much as I'd like to see that, I think that some of the reason the wives handle it as they do is to get it over with and out of sympathy for the children. How awful it must be for the kids of these politicians to find out their father is not who they thought he was, and so publicly at that. You just know there are going to be nasty kids (and possibly adults too) who identify those kids by their father's misdeeds and who take every opportunity to rehash those things and rub it in their faces. Yuck.

These men really disgust me. It's bad enough they could do that to their wives, but let's say that somehow the wives kinda deserved it. No, I don't really think that, but for arguments sake let's say they horrible, shrewish women who had pushed their husbands away. Don't these men give any thought to what it will do to their own children? How absolutely dispicable!

Another thought I had about this was that sometimes these politician's wives have aspirations of their own. I think they live in a different world. In their world there is more to be gained by standing quietly by their husbands in such times. I think at least that is the case for Hilary Clinton.

randi said...


"It is not up to the person who has been wronged to be falsely charged with the responsibility of keeping the family intact. "

That about sums it up for me. The responsibility for this lies with the wrong-doer, not the one who has been humiliated. I feel very sorry for this women because she has been in the press all week long. give her a break!

Rachel said...