Skip to comments.Political Wives' 'Tipper Point' Is Way Too Late (Mrs. Algore and the Sex Poodle are DIVORCED?)
Posted on 05/20/2011 11:21:59 AM PDT by Libloather
Political Wives' 'Tipper Point' Is Way Too Late
By Sandra Kobrin
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Maria Shriver asked for privacy this week in the matter of her breakup with Schwarzenegger over his "love child." Sandra Kobrin says sorry, but when a woman stays married to a powerful womanizer, the personal turns deeply public and political.
Tipper Gore is the woman now divorced from her husband, former Vice President Al Gore, a prominent social activist, after 40 years. In June 2010, she gave notice just three weeks before allegations of sexual abuse by her husband against a massage therapist in 2006, hit the national news.
With a tip of the hat to Gladwell and Gore I define the "Tipper point" as the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point where a wife can no longer stand for the sexual philandering, sexual abuse or gross misconduct of her rich and powerful husband.
I just wish more women reached this point more quickly. It would do a lot of other women a lot of good and might have altered this week's double feature of sex scandals.
First came Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, accused of sexually assaulting a hotel worker in New York. The woman involved didn't follow the code of silence that is widely reported to protect French male elites. Instead she reported her story to police and Strauss-Kahn was forced to trade in his Frette sheets at the Sofitel for a cot at Rikers.
(Excerpt) Read more at womensenews.org ...
"In June 2010, she gave notice just three weeks before allegations of sexual abuse by her husband against a massage therapist in 2006, [NEVER]hit the national news."
Another reason to appreciate Herman Cain’s wife’s attitude. Even Howard Dean’s wife was not willing to go out and lie for him, like Hillary, Tipper, Liz Edwards, Maria Shriver.
I think the author is right. Putting up with a philanderer as a private citizen is your own business, but when you defend him in the public square, you’re part of the problem.
Al is such a loser. Damn I'm good.
Hillary supresses her “tipping point” with daily rations of clams.
It really does beg the questions.
Why do allegedly smart successful females tolerate this in their men?
Why did Hillary Clinton put up with Bill? Why did Tipper put up with Al? Why did Maria put up with Arnold? All of these are successful women who would not be destitute if they left the marriage. Yet apparently all three put up with gross violations of the marriage vows.
I especially think it’s odd about Hillary. Allegedly she is the smartest woman in the world, rough and tough enough to take 3 a.m. crisis phone calls. I know a few people who, during her campaign for president, had doubts about her, saying that, if she can’t deal with her husband, how can she deal with world crises, etc?
And Hillary still hasn’t left Bill. Loyal to the end even though he grossly violated the vows and publicly humiliated her in the process.
Whenever I say Algore’s name in conversation I try to slide in the term “crazed sex poodle”, which is what his victim called him.
There’s a pub I occasionally go to in Jersey that has a local beer with a name that ends in “number nine”. So when it’s time for a refill I tell the bartender I want another “client nummber nine” which just reminds everyone who hears me of Elliot Spitzer’s disgrace.
Never let those socialists live it down.
Now I’ll have a martini, bartender. And you’d ‘better put some ice on that’.
Evita would have gained tons more credibility and respect if she DID ditch Billy Boy when he was caught.
I as a women, years ago decided that I had no interest in spending my life doing laundry and housework, while trying to hold down a full time job, so I never married.
As a guy, I decided the same thing - for the very same reasons!
but what is up with these Al Gore's of the world?...he's not handsome...he's fat....he's an idiot....
I suspect its the Viagra...without it, these guys have NOTHING to give if you know what I mean...but aging with dignity I guess is out of the question....
Tipper had no future political career. Hillary had ambitions and stayed. At this point,if she were to really fade from office i suppose she might do the same.
She doesn't need to leave him - she's hardly ever with him any more. When was the last time you saw them photographed together?
What do you do about your laundry and housework? Got hired helpers?
During the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal, Congressman Dick Armey (R-Tex) was asked what he would do if he were in Clinton's position. "If I were, I would be looking up from a pool of blood and hearing my wife ask, 'How do I reload this thing?'"
I only do my own laundry. I have a housekeeper every two to do the big stuff. I grew up on a farm doing all the housework stuff for the whole family. I knew it was not the way I wanted to spend my life.
Very wise thinking....I think too many get married because of pressure, real or perceived, that it is the right thing to do....I am sure you are happier knowing you were honest about yourself.....
Do they really have Frette sheets at Sofital?
It’s called the worship of POWER. These women have probably been through a lot more than we know, but because being prominent, rich and rubbing elbows with the elite enthralls them, they put up with it.
Libloather, meet w1andsodidwe.
The two of you can get together and hire a maid then neither of you will have to do housework again!
Isn’t FR a wonderful place!
“I as a women, years ago decided that I had no interest in spending my life doing laundry and housework, while trying to hold down a full time job, so I never married.”
So what do/did you do. Hire someone to do your laundry and housework and hold down a job for you? :)
With Hillary, it’s all about politics. If she hadn’t been married to Bill, nobody would’ve ever heard of her. The fact is, between the two of them, Bill is smarter and certainly more charismatic. Also, Bill would have the means to completely destroy her.
Eight years ago, during Schwarzenegger's 2003 campaign for governor, women came forward to say he had groped and sexually abused them on the set. Shriver stood behind his staunch denials and went further. She applauded his character and went on the attack against his accusers.
Imagine how these women felt. First they went through the degradation of being groped and sexually abused by Schwarzenegger and then, with help from Shriver's deflections, they suffered the humiliation of being pegged a liar.
So the fact that Schwarzenegger had consensual sex with a subordinate is now considered proof that every woman who claimed that he groped or sexually abused her is telling the truth?
I'll bet that Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Elizabeth Ward, and all of the other women that Clinton groped or sexually assaulted will be glad to hear that.
Only if he is willing to do laundry. And please don't expect me to cook three meals a day. I eat when I am hungry. LOL!!!
“......I had no interest in spending my life doing laundry and housework, while trying to hold down a full time job.....)
Neither did I, so I got married.
LOL... My impression of Archie Bunker and if you tell my wonderful bride of 38 years, I’m a dead man.
Just in case you change your mind, here are some tips to help you out.
1955 Rules For A Good Housewife:
1. Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before to have dinner ready on time for your husband’s return home from work.
2. Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you’ll be refreshed when he arrives.Touch up your makeup, put a ribbon in your hair.
3. Be a little gay (happy) and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is too provide it.
4. Clear away the clutter in your home.
5. Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper, etc. and then run a dustcloth over the tables.
6. Prepare the children, take a few minutes to wash the children’s hands and faces, comb their hair, if necessary, change their clothes.
7. Greet your husband with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
8. Listen to him. He may have a dozen things to say. Let him talk first-—what he has to say is more important than what you have to say.
9. Make the evening his. Never complain if he is late or goes out to eat, even if he’s been gone all night.
10. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing, and feminine voice.
11. Don’t ask him questions about his actions. Remember, he is the master of the house, and you have no right to question him.
12. And finally, a good wife always knows her place.
has that list been circulating? is that why the divorce rate took a dip this last year?
A woman like that does not deserve a pedistil, she deserves a temple.
True... but as I recall, a spouse cannot be compelled to testify against the other. There may be more secrets on both sides.
No, LOL. I just pulled it off the net. Many years ago I taped it to our refrigerator just to get a response... it was funny. ;>)
If we could only get Congress to run this through.
“Interesting how she conveniently left Hillary Clinton out of her commentary....”
No, she’s mentioned. One who is not is Mrs. Eliot Spitzer who has also stood by her man.
I’m not sure what to think of this piece. The conceit of “tipper point” is extremely irritating. Our author seems to think that wives of men who cheat, or at least wives of politicians who cheat are OBLIGATED to leave them, or “out” them. I’m not sure that is true. We also cannot know what these women actually KNOW at any given moment.
Or in todays’s #13. just meet him naked with a cold beer. ;)
If that's all you see in marriage, you made the right decision.
Well now if anything would make me change my mind, this list surely would.
Watched my older sister get married to a young man who was an Air Force Academy graduate. She did have two lovely boys, but he was literally a dictator determining how she should spend her time and money even when she was the primary bread winner. The to cap it off, he started running around and they eventually divorced. Then in his late 50's he decided he wanted to be a woman, so now he(she) is. No thanks, better off single.
Have the Gores acually divorced, if so, when?
And if that’s how you see even a statistically-significant percentage of men, you REALLY made the right decision.
Funerals , they do funerals together .
That’s not exactly a typical example. You’re sounding like a liberal feminist.
Bingo! They have too much dirt on each other to ever get a divorce.
Thats not exactly a typical example. Youre sounding like a liberal feminist.
Nooooo. Many conservative women hold the same perspective. Especially once we hit about forty.
It is not a leftist or conservative perspective it is a Woman’s View.
Tipper's advice to Al was "If Bill doesn't resign, you must!" Had he had the cojones to follow her advice, he could have walked into the Presidency. However, Bill sweet-talked him into staying on, and thereafter treated him like absolute crap! LOL.
BTW, Al is really kind of dumb.
Factoid: Press photographers were forbidden, on pain of a fate worse than death, to photograph the Gores and the Clintons from behind. Big butt people! Blot out the Sun!
At least the author didn't repeat the silliness about his being impeached for his 'affair' with Monica. It wasn't his sexual activities that got him into trouble, it was his lying to the Grand Jury, and his suborning perjury in the testimony of another witness to the Grand Jury.
So you also hate men?
LOVED that comment by Dick Armey!!
You're doing more for conservatism than 99% of conservatives. Screaming and posting is one thing, butt impacting independent/moderate voters gets us actual results.
So keep on drinking...it might be "immoral," but "it's something that's safe." ;-)
They announced it nearly a year ago.
Hillary refuses to help rape victim =