Skip to comments.Thompson's wife 'no trophy,' and 'sick' at the start
Posted on 10/07/2007 12:29:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Here's how Jeri Kehn Thompson felt when she learned her husband, the former senator named Fred, had decided to run for president:
I felt so sick. I was depressed. I didnt want to throw my husband to the snakes.
We learn this and more in a kind of coming-out interview in People magazine, coming out today. It's titled "No Trophy Wife" because, absent any information to the contrary, many in American society make assumptions about a 65-year-old man being married to a beautiful woman 24 years younger.
The story opens with the former Jeri Kehn in sweatpants and ragged nails from stripping wallpaper.
They met, according to the story, on July 4, 1996, in line at a Kroger supermarket in Nashville. Thompson was still a U.S. senator, and Kehn, who formerly worked at the Republican National Committee, spied the contents of Thompson's shopping cart--a can of Beanie Weenies and half a tuna sandwich. Kehn recalls feeling sorry for the bachelor. They struck up a conversation. He walked her to her car and on the spur of the moment she invited him to a party that night.
They were married in June 2002. As for the trophy wife murmurs, she can sometimes shrug it off, sometimes get annoyed. "It's hard not to be defensive," she says. "To think back on how hard you've worked and all anybody thinks about is you're a trophy wife."
Now, they have two children -- one-year-old Sammy and four-year-old Hayden. And the People photos show Thompson in the couple's $3-million suburban Washington home, changing Sammy's diaper in the living room, which the magazine describes as "Horchow Collections meets Fisher-Price."(continued_at_link)
(Excerpt) Read more at weblogs.baltimoresun.com ...
Some of those very snakes will be arriving on this thread within minutes. Given their sleazy behavior, I can certainly sympathize with Jeri's concerns.
If she was married to a Democrat, she be celebrated as the next best thing to happen in the White House since Jackie herself..
They’d fantasize about the younglings crawling around the desk in the Oral Office while their younglooking elderly father calmly runs the World, and running special editions of People Magazine about the contents of her sock drawer.
Thompson has got Class !!!!
The true sign of gourmet dining in the South, a can of Beanie Weenies and half a tuna samich
If he’s as cheap with the federal budget as he is when he’s grocery shopping, our taxes are about to go way down!!
Yep, exactly. Typical Baltimore Sun BS piece.
If hes as cheap with the federal budget as he is when hes grocery shopping,
Thompson is running a different kind of campaign. The question is will it pay off for him. I still believe that one of the Giuliana/Romney duo will collapse and it will come down to a two person race between that one and Thompson. McCain is out as I see it now.
He musta’ forgot his wallet. A true Southerner with money in his pocket will choose Vienna Sausages over Beenie Weenies any day! :)
Their meeting has got to be one of the cutest stories.
Don't forget the moonpie for dessert and an RC cola for the beverage....
LOL!...or Viennia Sausages and Pork n' Beans/w onions....fine eatin' :D
As usual when they can’t find dirt, the invent something. it is just killing them that Fred comes across as folksy, kind, and competent next to the Hildebeast’s harpy-like screeching.
She’s as smart or smarter,articulate and more attractive than any democrat running or their spouse. Rudy, Mitt and McCain also have smart beautiful wives. They would definately get fawning and glowing press if they were democrats.
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