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Legions of Shriver supporters say future is bright
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/11 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer

Posted on 05/24/2011 8:10:40 AM PDT by SmithL

California's former first lady Maria Shriver has made it her hallmark to celebrate women as "architects of change" - but the author, activist, journalist and mother of four always offered a more circumspect view of herself as simply "a work in progress."

What comes next for Shriver - personally, professionally and politically - may now be played out on the public stage in the wake of the scandal involving her husband, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who last week admitted having a child with a housekeeper more than a decade ago while married to Shriver. The couple announced their separation earlier this month.

"She has one of the strongest personal and professional 'brands' out there - and that's something to her eternal credit," said author and business communications expert Ruth Sherman, a former faculty member of the Women's Campaign School at Yale University.

"She kept it going, and she never really allowed herself to be overshadowed by her marriage to Schwarzenegger,"

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: arnoldisapig; camelot; kennedy; mariashriver; schwarzenegger; shriver

1 posted on 05/24/2011 8:10:41 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Architects of higher taxes for zillions of programs that help almost no one.

Maria is loaded. It’s not her lookout.

Her divorce settlement will make her even richer.


2 posted on 05/24/2011 8:13:00 AM PDT by RexBeach (If two people know, it's not a secret.)
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To: SmithL

She’s a Kennedy and she doesn’t have to worry about how to pay her bills. She doesn’t need a big settlement to pay her bills. She and her liberal causes will be well served. She has all the connections a Kennedy or a celebrity in general could have. She might even find herself a man. Her life is going to be just fine.


3 posted on 05/24/2011 8:15:02 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SmithL

Is it just me or does she look more and more a wooden puppet every day.


4 posted on 05/24/2011 8:19:34 AM PDT by jetson
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To: jetson

Maybe she’ll replace Biden as VP on the 2012 ticket.


5 posted on 05/24/2011 8:21:11 AM PDT by catman67
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To: jetson

I think she’s had some work done over the years. Perhaps also magnified by extreme efforts to stay thin. She looks awful.


6 posted on 05/24/2011 8:28:53 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: jetson

It’s not just you. I was wondering the other day if she goes to Nancy Pelosi’s plastic surgeon.


7 posted on 05/24/2011 8:29:18 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: catman67
Just as Teddy Kennedy told Aristotle Onassis's attorney's at his funeral

That prenuptial for 25 Million Jackie sign is not valid she is getting her share of his estate.

Maria will try and bleed Arnold too.

Jackie only got that 25 Million, Teddy.

8 posted on 05/24/2011 8:30:03 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: SmithL
California's former first lady Maria Shriver has made it her hallmark to celebrate women as . . .

I've been celebrating women since I was 13. Yes, indeed, I love watching the women's movement.

9 posted on 05/24/2011 8:37:15 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: SmithL

10 posted on 05/24/2011 8:41:25 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: RexBeach

what political office are the Dems grooming her for???


11 posted on 05/24/2011 8:43:05 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: jetson
Is it just me or does she look more and more a wooden puppet every day.

She's anorexic...IMO

Now that she's getting a divorce, maybe she'll be able to move on and start eating.

12 posted on 05/24/2011 8:43:16 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: jetson

Actually, she looks like she has been embalmed if you ask me. I don’t necessarily agree about her having one of the strongest “brands” out there....unless it is formaldehyde.


13 posted on 05/24/2011 8:45:47 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SmithL

the demonic democrat plantation.


14 posted on 05/24/2011 8:53:04 AM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: elpadre

Secretary of Women and Children Hurt Most Dept.


15 posted on 05/24/2011 8:59:00 AM PDT by RexBeach (If two people know, it's not a secret.)
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To: catman67
No, with the Democrat Martyrdom attitude, she will be on the Giffords / Shriver 2016 Ticket.
16 posted on 05/24/2011 9:01:31 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: jetson
Oh, YUM.


17 posted on 05/24/2011 9:01:37 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I think she’s had some work done over the years. Perhaps also magnified by extreme efforts to stay thin. She looks awful.

You may be right. She doesn't look much different to me than when she hooked up with Arnie.

18 posted on 05/24/2011 9:05:58 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: SmithL

I’m curious. What did she know and WHEN did she know it about Arnold’s love child? Did she stay mum until after he was out of office so she could continue to be the first lady and get all the first lady perks?

You know attend fo the events, get out of speeding tickets, etc...

Now let’s see... the love child is 14, I think it was. So we’re to believe that she didn’t know anything for 14 years; that’s 14 long YEARS! A man as public as Arnold is and nothing gets to her for 14 years.

Something’s wrong with that picture...

Either she knew and stayed quiet or she is too stupid to find out, in spite of all the rumors?


19 posted on 05/24/2011 9:08:14 AM PDT by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: Lazamataz

Bad hair day...


20 posted on 05/24/2011 9:10:07 AM PDT by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: SmithL

The usual demrat group (in this case sex) politics. This woman is about as relevant as three tits on a boar. I seem to recall Aaahnold saying he sought out Shriver’s advice on everything—and heeded it. Doesn’t that make her complicit in the demise of the once mighty State of kallifornia?


21 posted on 05/24/2011 9:25:07 AM PDT by dools0007world
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To: elpadre

Queen Guinevere


22 posted on 05/24/2011 10:52:10 AM PDT by SmithL (Bacon, the ultimate condiment!)
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To: SmithL
South Park nailed it, she looks like Skelator.
23 posted on 05/24/2011 10:53:04 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: dools0007world
“...relevant as three tits on a boar...”

I believe the correct saying goes, “as worthless as tits on a boar.”

it does go back a few generations, you understand!

However, since you brought it up, the saying does match quite a few in politics these days, starting at the top!!

24 posted on 05/24/2011 11:48:20 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
"She doesn't look much different to me than when she hooked up with Arnie."

I know that everyone concerned was considerably younger, but she seemed to have had a healthy appetite in those days. Starting with her marriage she seemed to get thinner and thinner to the point that she has for sometime looked unwell.


25 posted on 05/24/2011 2:19:50 PM PDT by Mila
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To: Dilbert San Diego

A Ca. lefty who will vote and legislate like Babs Boxer and San Fran Nan. No wonder Ca. is doomed and I live here. I am too old to escape


26 posted on 05/24/2011 3:19:20 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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