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Political Wives' 'Tipper Point' Is Way Too Late (Mrs. Algore and the Sex Poodle are DIVORCED?)
Womens Enews ^ | 5/19/11 | Sandra Kobrin

Posted on 05/20/2011 11:21:59 AM PDT by Libloather

Political Wives' 'Tipper Point' Is Way Too Late
By Sandra Kobrin
WeNews commentator
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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; divorced; gore; poodle; tipper
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First I've heard of it. Maybe that's why Algore has had his panties in a bunch lately.
1 posted on 05/20/2011 11:22:01 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Interesting how she conveniently left Hillary Clinton out of her commentary....
2 posted on 05/20/2011 11:31:53 AM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Libloather
Edited:

"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."

3 posted on 05/20/2011 11:32:22 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Libloather

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.


4 posted on 05/20/2011 11:33:09 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Libloather

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.


5 posted on 05/20/2011 11:33:37 AM PDT by Tax-chick ( "Nearly everything Obama said was either factually incorrect or deliberately misleading." ~VDH)
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To: Libloather

Al is such a loser. Damn I'm good.

6 posted on 05/20/2011 11:34:04 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Hillary supresses her “tipping point” with daily rations of clams.


7 posted on 05/20/2011 11:34:17 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Libloather

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.


8 posted on 05/20/2011 11:35:00 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Libloather

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’.


9 posted on 05/20/2011 11:38:04 AM PDT by zipper
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Evita would have gained tons more credibility and respect if she DID ditch Billy Boy when he was caught.


10 posted on 05/20/2011 11:39:56 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Libloather
So, so tired of this stuff going on. If you men don't want to be married, then don't get married. Simple.

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.

11 posted on 05/20/2011 11:43:10 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: w1andsodidwe
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!

12 posted on 05/20/2011 11:47:36 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
this is not new....I know tons of smart, educated and charming women that end up with the worse men.....why, I don't know....

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....

13 posted on 05/20/2011 11:50:57 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


14 posted on 05/20/2011 11:51:34 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
And Hillary still hasn’t left Bill.

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?

15 posted on 05/20/2011 11:54:24 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed: he's hated on seven continents)
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To: w1andsodidwe

What do you do about your laundry and housework? Got hired helpers?


16 posted on 05/20/2011 11:56:36 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (1Cor.15: 1-4 Believe it!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why do allegedly smart successful females tolerate this in their men?

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?'"

17 posted on 05/20/2011 12:01:15 PM PDT by kennedy (I am a Kennedy. Where do I go to claim my Senate seat?)
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To: rightly_dividing

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.


18 posted on 05/20/2011 12:02:03 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: Libloather; w1andsodidwe
Hey.....you guys could be roommates !!!!

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.....

19 posted on 05/20/2011 12:03:06 PM PDT by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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To: Libloather

Do they really have Frette sheets at Sofital?


20 posted on 05/20/2011 12:05:09 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


21 posted on 05/20/2011 12:07:28 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Libloather

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!


22 posted on 05/20/2011 12:08:14 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: w1andsodidwe

“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? :)


23 posted on 05/20/2011 12:14:03 PM PDT by Bruinator (God is Great.... God is Good....Evil is Real.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


24 posted on 05/20/2011 12:16:18 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: Sleeping Freeper
From the article:

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.

25 posted on 05/20/2011 12:20:39 PM PDT by kennedy (I am a Kennedy. Where do I go to claim my Senate seat?)
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To: Kimmers
Hey.....you guys could be roommates !!!!

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!!!

26 posted on 05/20/2011 12:33:55 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

“......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.


27 posted on 05/20/2011 1:18:28 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

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.


28 posted on 05/20/2011 1:24:09 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Gator113

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.


29 posted on 05/20/2011 1:31:29 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
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.

True... but as I recall, a spouse cannot be compelled to testify against the other. There may be more secrets on both sides.

30 posted on 05/20/2011 1:36:26 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: longtermmemmory

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.


31 posted on 05/20/2011 1:55:43 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

“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.


32 posted on 05/20/2011 1:56:45 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Gator113

Or in todays’s #13. just meet him naked with a cold beer. ;)


33 posted on 05/20/2011 2:21:32 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: w1andsodidwe
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.

If that's all you see in marriage, you made the right decision.

34 posted on 05/20/2011 2:25:14 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: Gator113

Well now if anything would make me change my mind, this list surely would.


35 posted on 05/20/2011 2:27:36 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass
If that's all you see in marriage, you made the right decision.

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.

36 posted on 05/20/2011 2:31:36 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: Libloather

Have the Gores acually divorced, if so, when?


37 posted on 05/20/2011 2:38:03 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: w1andsodidwe

And if that’s how you see even a statistically-significant percentage of men, you REALLY made the right decision.


38 posted on 05/20/2011 2:40:12 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: Alex Murphy

Funerals , they do funerals together .


39 posted on 05/20/2011 2:54:26 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: w1andsodidwe

That’s not exactly a typical example. You’re sounding like a liberal feminist.


40 posted on 05/20/2011 3:41:54 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: ken in texas

Bingo! They have too much dirt on each other to ever get a divorce.


41 posted on 05/20/2011 3:43:03 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: chris_bdba

LOL


42 posted on 05/20/2011 4:03:40 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: conservativebuckeye

That’s not exactly a typical example. You’re 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.


43 posted on 05/20/2011 4:19:23 PM PDT by Chickensoup (The right to bear arms is proven to prevent government genocide. Protect yourself!)
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To: Libloather
Tipper lost it with AL when he chickened out of disowning Bill at Impeachment time. The Gores and the Clintons absolutely detest each other, especially on the distaff side, because they always treated Tipper as if she were some sort of moron.

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!

44 posted on 05/20/2011 6:21:56 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (We live in America's "Awkward" Era. Too late to fix the country. To early to start shooting.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper
She did mention Hillary, and how she has stayed with her husband, even after, the story said he was impeached for lying about his actions with Monica.

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.

45 posted on 05/20/2011 7:01:28 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Chickensoup

So you also hate men?


46 posted on 05/20/2011 7:06:49 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: kennedy

LOVED that comment by Dick Armey!!


47 posted on 05/20/2011 7:11:09 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: zipper
Never let those socialists live it down.

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." ;-)

48 posted on 05/20/2011 7:35:38 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Libloather

They announced it nearly a year ago.


49 posted on 05/20/2011 7:39:49 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Hillary refuses to help rape victim =

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsO_8xSB_r4


50 posted on 05/20/2011 8:55:53 PM PDT by doug from upland (website reserved just in case: TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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