History repeats itself.
I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.
What follows may not be news to most people but I don’t get out as much as Emily thinks I do and I don’t watch the major 6 o’clock newstainment hours that the great majority of the U.S. watches. Then again, I doubt they’d point this all out anyway.
First, some background:
“Hillary Rodham” becomes “Hillary Rodham Clinton” after Bill loses his 1980 re-election bid for governor, thus helping him win the next bid. Then she becomes long-suffering, deferential “Hillary Clinton” during his election campaign, then becomes “Hillary Rodham Clinton” again the day after he’s securely ensconced in the White House.
Now I learn that, after eight years of marriage to Senator Kerry, “Teresa Heinz” switched from being Republican to Democrat so she could vote finally for her husband's primaries, and legally changed her name to “Teresa Heinz Kerry,” and now, nine years after the wedding, apparently has morphed literally overnight into the same wet “firecracker” that “HRC” was advised to become--and did--during the presidential election campaign. “THK” even bounced around the DNC a mere day after her “shove it---” snipe, now telling people to call her “Mama Teresa.”
Mary Lynn F. Jones makes some good points about the name change alone: "Heinz's decision certainly doesn't make her marriage to Kerry seem like one of a couple in love. Rather, they look like a power duo that has cut a deal so each can have what the other offers (she, the millionaire who wants to be married to a senator; he, a senator looking for a millionaire)."
And this one, which could apply to both machinations of name and demeanor: "If John Kerry is willing to cave to his handlers on this -- and make his wife cave, too -- it makes you wonder what else he'd cave to once he was in the White House."
I personally think "THK" does it one worse than “HRC” did, bringing to people’s minds the image of the true Mother Teresa of Calcutta, defiling the Blessed one’s memory. Two more diametrical and different women, I don’t believe there could ever be.
It is to Mother Teresa we owe thanks for some of the truest and most direct (and self-convicting) Respect-for-Life belief statements ever uttered:
"Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion."
“Any country that accepts abortion is the poorest of the poor."
“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”
“How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.”
If we women think we were/are vastly misrepresented by “Hillary,” then if “THK” gets to revert back to “Mrs. Hyde” from the present “Lady Doctor Jekyll” upon entering the White House, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.