Skip to comments.'Jackie Kennedy of China' at Center of Political Drama (Mr&Mrs Bo, Mr Wang,and Dead Brit)
Posted on 04/09/2012 8:06:14 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
'Jackie Kennedy of China' at Center of Political Drama
By JEREMY PAGE, BRIAN SPEGELE and STEVE EDER
The wife of sacked Communist Party official Bo Xilai made quite an impression when she showed up in Mobile, Ala., 15 years ago with her young son in tow. Denver lawyer Ed Byrne, whom she had hired to represent Chinese companies embroiled in a legal mess in U.S. federal court, was struck by her brains, charm and beauty. Gu Kailai, he says, seemed like the "Jackie Kennedy of China."
Gu Kailai was close to a British businessman who died mysteriously. . The business cards she distributed carried the name Horus L. Kaia name she used in various business dealings over the years in the U.S. and U.K. A practicing lawyer in China, she helped chart the winning legal strategy, Mr. Byrne says. When the case was over, she invited her legal team back to China to entertain them in the port city of Dalian along with her husband, who was mayor there.
It was "one of the most bizarre cases I've been involved with in the last 20 years," Mr. Byrne said at the time. Yet what has unfolded more recently, he said this week, qualifies as "mind-boggling."
Ms. Gu, now 53 years old, is at the center of a mysterious affair that has toppled Mr. Bo as Communist Party chief of Chongqing city and thrown Chinese politics into turmoil. The scandal broke when Mr. Bo's former police chief sought refuge in a U.S. consulate in China in early February. The ex-policeman, Wang Lijun, alleged that British businessman Neil Heywood, who died in Chongqing last year, was poisoned after he had fallen out with Ms. Gu. Mr. Wang claimed that his relationship with Mr. Bo collapsed after he shared this information with him.
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My God...this looks like fun.I’ll heat up the popcorn for this one and tune into CCTV-2 for the inside scoop.(end sarcasm regarding CCTV).
Post some pictures of her from 15 years ago!
Go back to the link and click on video. You get 10 seconds of ad and then an interview with a WSJ guy.
You don’t need a subscription. Just copy the headline and paste it into the Google search bar. Then click the link!
According to google images, she’s no Jackie Kennedy. Someone must be blind at WSJ or accustomed to those hairy-legged women in Boston/New York. She may be smart but she’s not pretty.
Search on ‘Gu Kailai’
According to google images, shes no Jackie Kennedy.
Since Michelle Obama is supposed to be “the new Jackie O,” the bar must not be set too high.
Full disclosure: The tone and target of some of these comments are purely in response to what folks on my side have for years been subjected to and continue to endure from the Left. I am thinking in particular about a certain mother and her fifth child. They are intended to offend. Whoever is concerned and affected, please come and make my day.
“the fragile ethereal beauty, with eyes on opposite sides of the room and lisping baby voice, of a Jackie Kennedy.”
LOL! I was just a kid but I remember Jackie’s televised tour of the WH and I could hardly understand her.
Then there was Merv Griffith who got in hot water when he observed that Jackie had to take a taxi just to go from one eye to the other.
There are many beautiful Chinese women but it’s really not that difficult to look better than the `tub of testosterone’ (snicker!) in the current WH.
This story reminds me of “Terry and the Pirates” and his nemesis the Dragon Lady. And yes I remember Madame Nhu being conferred the same title.