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The Politicianís Wife Claims No Baggage [Harold E. Ford Jr. & His Blonde Wife]
NYTimes ^ | February 11, 2010 | Laura M. Holson

Posted on 02/11/2010 10:16:11 AM PST by Steelfish

The Politician’s Wife Claims No Baggage By LAURA M. HOLSON February 10, 2010

SINCE early January, when Harold E. Ford Jr. announced he was considering a bid for a Senate seat from New York, his wife, Emily Ford, has been hounded. Her friends call almost daily to ask if she has read the latest gossip about the couple. Mr. Ford can’t seem to stop talking about his wife, either, recently telling a columnist that he walks her favorite Chihuahua, Fabby. Emily Ford [Pic in URL] steels herself for a rough ride as Harold E.

WELL PREPARED? Emily Ford was a publicist for designers. “Politics is going to be easy for her,” Mario Grauso said. So it is no wonder that last week, the normally publicity-shy Ms. Ford tucked into a corner table of a cafe near Gramercy Park and expressed surprise that there is so much interest in her. “I have no skeletons in my closet,” Ms. Ford, 29, said while picking at a muffin.

(snip) Ms. Ford, dressed in a powder blue J. Crew sweater, jeans and a mottled Nina Ricci scarf, looked less like a possible senator’s wife than an eager legislative aide, someone she said she was once mistaken for at a political event with her husband. She supports Mr. Ford’s ambitions, but she has interests of her own. Now working at home as a marketing consultant, she recently held one of the fashion industry’s glamour jobs, dressing celebrities for the red carpet on behalf of the designer Carolina Herrera.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: demprimary; haroldford; ny2010
The N.A.A.C.P. and others immediately protested, saying the ad, featuring a seductive blonde asking Mr. Ford to call her, played to racist fears. “Everyone knew he had a white girlfriend,” said Ms. Ford, who was dating Mr. Ford at the time. Asked later if she thought Mr. Ford’s foes were taking aim at her (the ad was paid for by the Republican National Committee), she said, “Kind of.”
1 posted on 02/11/2010 10:16:12 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Harold Ford in front of the Confederate Battle Flag could be a problem for him with lots of Dems.

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-voices/post-politics-political-nihilism-harold-ford-jr


2 posted on 02/11/2010 10:20:10 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Steelfish

What is it with carpet bagging Democrats going to New York to run for office there? Are they too liberal for their real home states?

Does anyone, anymore, think that Senators and Representatives are supposed to be from the places from which they are elected?

Ford said that after his losing Senate election bid in his real home state, he had moved to New York and was working there. So, he’s saying that he really lives in New York, and didn’t move there to advance his political career.

Historically, New York voters don’t care if their Democrat Senator is from New York.


3 posted on 02/11/2010 10:21:29 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Steelfish

Post a picture of his mother. That might explain his taste for white women.


4 posted on 02/11/2010 10:21:46 AM PST by csmusaret (Right wing extremists: Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Paine, and me.)
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To: Steelfish

Tough to get the vote from the Sistahs with a white wife.


5 posted on 02/11/2010 10:22:25 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Steelfish

So their offspring will be, like, nearly all white? That has got to be troubling for the NAACP... loosing members by breeding.


6 posted on 02/11/2010 10:23:12 AM PST by dps.inspect
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7 posted on 02/11/2010 10:28:21 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Steelfish
“I met Harold at the Playboy Party!”
8 posted on 02/11/2010 10:32:17 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: csmusaret

Just like family: From left, Debbie Beard, her daughter Emily Threlkeld and future mother-in-law Dorothy Bowles Ford, at a tea party that Ford threw in honor of Threlkeld. (Amy Argetsinger - The Washington Post)

Do you mean this?

9 posted on 02/11/2010 10:34:22 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: T-Bird45

Once you go white, right Harold?


10 posted on 02/11/2010 10:36:45 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Another blond bimbo and her light skinned negro husband.
ROFLMAO!!!
11 posted on 02/11/2010 10:44:32 AM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Steelfish

Forget about his wife for a moment. I wonder if NY voters know anything about his crooked family record in Memphis and Tennessee politics.


12 posted on 02/11/2010 10:54:57 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Looks to me like Harold has good taste....

Sorry to say...his wife doesn't.

13 posted on 02/11/2010 10:58:33 AM PST by Osage Orange (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It)
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To: Steelfish

He is not his father’s son. That was his mother’s gift to him.


14 posted on 02/11/2010 11:40:39 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: Steelfish

He has more Caucasian ancestry than African. It’s pretty obvious - just look at him.


15 posted on 02/11/2010 11:52:34 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Steelfish

What a bunch of hooey! Another pretty face, one that doesn’t need a teleprompter, but just another empty Armani suit.


16 posted on 02/11/2010 12:00:27 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: GailA

Memory says he bought some Armani suits out of his campaign money. He never met a tax HIKE he didn’t vote for, a useless spending program he didn’t vote for, he is anti-2nd amendment...need I say more? He talks like a moderate votes like his idol obambi. In fact JR is a obambi clone, just doesn’t need a teleprompter.


17 posted on 02/11/2010 12:04:26 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: bert
Oh, please. Here are pictures of Harold Ford Sr. (aka Harold Eugene) as a young and older man:

Harold Ford Jr.:

I see a certain resemblance ...

18 posted on 02/11/2010 12:58:27 PM PST by Rose in RoseBear (HHD --- ["All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."])
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