Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Growing pains within Fred Thompson's "non-campaign" for president in 2008 revealed themselves in a big way Tuesday.

For months, the former Tennessee senator has been rising in the polls by merely "testing the waters" and refusing to undertake the traditional trappings of a presidential campaign.

But there has been much speculation about the role of Thompson's wife, Jeri Kehn Thompson, and today, a senior adviser to Fred Thompson today stepped out of a day-to-day role in the campaign because of friction with her.


But multiple sources close to Thompson now tell FOX News that denial was inaccurate. In fact, Collamore and Kehn butted heads, and that was partially responsible for Collamore's move.

Thompson's wife Jeri is a hard-nosed former Republican party operative and a long time political professional with a strong will. Insiders have long speculated that her personality would play a big role in the narrative of Thompson's candidacy.

I'm ambivalent on this. I don't know if I'm schadenfreudey over the problems in the campaign, or glad that Ms Kehn isn't the pop tart she seems to be on the surface. Strong women are always a good thing.


At 9:55 AM, Blogger Data Guy said...

Jeri Thompson may be strong willed, but she looks good from the front. We need a first lady with large, well-formed, perky tits, and that appears to be her best asset.

At 12:37 PM, Anonymous OxyCon said...

Frederick of Hollywood's "strong and smart" wife didn't seem to have any problems allowing herself to be stereotypically marginalized in his video to the right wing extremist group, the one in which the 'Lil Misses and the 'Lil girl pose for the nice camera until they are "politely" shoved to the side so the men-folk can have their "lil talk."
"Y'all no a wo-man's gotta no her place an it ain't at the table wiff da men"

At 1:58 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Data Guy-

She's an annoying woman, but the emphasis on her boobs makes me and others uncomfortable. Consider this a mild rebuke- next time you comment (and we do want your comments), leave off the descriptive metaphors or I'll have to delete them.

(PS- I'd be just as uncomfortable if you were as descriptive about certain, erm, "parts" of Mr Thompson.)

At 3:53 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

If we want that kind of first lady, vote Kucinich, whose wife is even hotter.


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