Teresa Heinz Kerry on Laura Bush
Q: You'd be different from Laura Bush?
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...
Way to go, Teresa! With that one sentence, you have managed to say that:
Teachers don't have real jobs
Librarians don't have real jobs
Mothers raising their children don't have real jobs
I think Matt Damon's million bucks
would be better spent if he paid to have this woman gagged.
All links via Drudge.
OK, she apologized
. "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 workforce, 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."
The next problem is that she didn't apologize for dissing Mrs. Bush's work in raising her children. That's like claiming that someone is a murderer and a rapist, and then apologizing saying that you had forgotten that they hadn't murdered anyone.
Kerry would be far better off to just shut up.