Q&A Friday #69: Fred Thompson’s “Trophy Wife?”

by John Hawkins | July 13, 2007 10:45 am

Question: “Do you think that the Dem’s new anti-Fred strategy of labeling his wife, Jeri Kehn Thompson, a “trophy wife” will gain any traction amongst the family values voters?” — Good_Ol_Boy

Answer: When it comes to the families of candidates, it’s wise to tread very carefully as John Kerry and John Edwards found out when they went after Dick Cheney’s daughter for being gay.

In the case of Thompson’s wife, by calling her a “trophy wife,” they’re basically asserting that she is a bimbo whom Thompson married because she’s hot (Think Anna Nicole Smith and that billionaire). But, Jeri Kehn is a lawyer, a former Senate staffer, and she worked for the RNC, so obviously she has a lot of brains.

If anything, pursuing this line will end up backfiring on the left because people will think it’s extremely crass.

PS: The fact that Fred can hook a woman like that says something positive about him. If anything, if will make men respect him more as a man, because he was able to woo, marry, and keep a woman like that happy even though there is such a big age difference.

I consult for the Duncan Hunter campaign[1]

  1. Duncan Hunter campaign: http://www.gohunter08.com/

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