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To: AmericanInTokyo
I guess Jackie had a "boys will be boys' outlook.

A boys will be boys outlook where the "boy" constantly abuses his wife (as in flaunting his girlfriends in front of her) seems to be somewhat over the line, imo. I guess one learns to put up with these "little annoyances" when the reward is power and prestige and fawning from an adoring public who have absolutely no idea of the disgusting truth behind the myth.

9 posted on 05/18/2003 7:22:21 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
I am sure this hurt Jackie quite a bit, and I think she expected him to cut it out after their marriage. Perhaps she believed she could change him. Instead she shopped and spent his money like water, which annoyed the heck out of JFK, and she spent 4 day weekends out of Washington and away from the shenanigans at the WH and on JFK's overseas trips. She also made sure to be seen occasionally in the press with rich, dashing men, like when she was in Italy with Caroline and John, she and hung out publically with Gianni Agnelli, which bugged JFK.

She kinda "did her own thing" when she was First Lady, a term she hated. She said it sounded like a show horse. She refused to attend many official functions, preferred to stay in bed all morning and hang around the WH in casual clothes. She was a borderline upper-crust beatnik in a way. A fascinating woman IMO.

10 posted on 05/18/2003 7:33:14 AM PDT by veronica
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To: kattracks
sounds like Hillary to me. They bear equal responsibility, though.
11 posted on 05/18/2003 7:41:48 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Il had ANOTHER bad underwear day . He found "decapitate" in his English-Korean dictionary.)
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