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  • Jeri Thompson: Don't Tell Me She Can't Win, Sir

    09/17/2010 12:16:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 15, 2010 | Jeri Thompson
    The response by the Republican political establishment to the Christine O'Donnell victory over liberal Republican Mike Castle in Delaware has been an embarrassment. A strong, vocal woman upturned the political tables in Delaware, a state where both political parties have been run like blue-blooded patriarchies for the better part of half a century, and all the boys that compose "the establishment" can muster is omniscient edicts about her absolute un-electability in a general election. Funny, I don't recall hearing similar talk from the likes of Mssrs. Rove and Cornyn after Scott Brown won in Massachusetts, Joe Miller won in Alaska,...
  • Jeri Thompson: Jim Bunning's Finest Hour

    03/04/2010 11:59:35 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies · 738+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3.3.10 | Jeri Thompson
    Sen. Jim Bunning cut a deal with Democrats to release the hold he had blocking a 30-day extension of unemployment benefits and subsidized COBRA health insurance. But the impact of his stand against more deficit spending will hang over Washington for some time. When he said on the floor Tuesday night that, "If we cannot pay for a bill that all 100 senators support, how can we tell the American people with a straight face that we will ever pay for anything? That is what senators say they want, and that is what the American people want." The Inside the...
  • Memo Shows SEIU Setting Senate Schedule on Becker Vote [Jeri Thompson blows whistle on RATS]

    02/09/2010 9:36:25 AM PST · by freespirited · 5 replies · 841+ views
    Washington News Alert ^ | 02/09/10 | Robert Romano
    An email sent from an Service Employees International Union (SEIU) lobbyist to Democratic members of the U.S. Senate shows that the SEIU had advance knowledge of when key votes on Craig Becker were to be held. Becker is one of Barack Obama’s nominees for the National Labor Relations Board. The email was released by Jeri Thompson, co-host of the Fred Thompson Show. She will be discussing it in detail on her show, which begins at 12PM. Thompson described the email as “marching orders to the Senate HELP Committee, telling them what their schedule was going to be.” According to the...
  • Jeri Thompson: Fox's Wallace owes Palin an apology

    02/07/2010 1:21:15 PM PST · by pissant · 399 replies · 13,506+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/5/10 | Ben Smith
    Jeri Thompson blasted Fox News host Chris Wallace on the Fred Thompson show today, calling his joke that he hoped Sarah Palin would sit on his lap during an interview with him "inappropriate" and "insipid," and demanding "action from Fox. Thompson, the wife of the former senator and presidential candidate, told POLITICO's Jonathan Martin that the remark, to Fox Business's Don Imus, amounted to misogyny, and that she was tired of seeing it from "these dirty old men" on Fox, a network that she said ought to be respectful of conservative women. "Sarah Palin is now part of the Fox...
  • Sean Hannity Interviews Doug Hoffman Along With Fred and Jeri Thompson - Video 11/02/09

    11/02/2009 6:45:56 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 648+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 02, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Sean Hannity's show tonight where he interviewed NY Congressional Candidate Doug Hoffman along with Fred and Jeri Thompson....(Video)
  • The Importance of Doug Hoffman (NY-23 special)

    10/16/2009 8:09:34 PM PDT · by iowamark · 36 replies · 2,009+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/15/2009 | Jeri Thompson
    So Democrats finally got a Republican to sign on to their health care bill that will saddle Americans taxpayers with more than $2.8 trillion in debt over the next 20 years... The best example of this is up in the special election to fill the House seat vacated by moderate Republican Rep. John McHugh. Republican Party bosses in upstate New York and the National Republican Congressional Committee may have thought it a good idea to put liberal state Rep. Dede Scozzafava on the Republican line. But as Politico reports, conservatives -- and even many Republicans -- aren't eating that dog...
  • VIDEO: Jeri Thompson On Palin vs. Letterman

    06/15/2009 4:40:53 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 6 replies · 1,017+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 15, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Wife of Fred Thompson Jeri Thompson discusses the fight between David Letterman and Sarah Palin.
  • Jeri Thompson on Cavuto now - re Palin

    06/15/2009 1:15:42 PM PDT · by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast · 13 replies · 1,922+ views
    cavuto - fox ^ | 6-15-09 | self
    Coming up NOW at 4:15 eastern on Cavuto: Jeri Thompson talks about Sarah Palin. Check it out on
  • Jeri Thompson on Hannity&Colmes (pwning Skeletor on media bias)

    10/31/2008 6:48:23 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 16 replies · 1,450+ views
    Youtube ^ | October 23, 2008 | H&C
  • The Fred Factor

    01/21/2008 2:39:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 689+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | January 21, 2008 | Quin Hillyer
    As has been reported elsewhere today, Fred Thompson's mother is gravely ill right now. Our prayers ought to be with Sen. Thompson, his mother, his wife, and their family. This must be a very difficult time for them. All of this political stuff is of only secondary importance right now. That said, here is what I would do, politically, if I were Thompson: I would just lay low. Just wait. See what happens in Louisiana's caucuses tomorrow. See what happens in Florida next week. See who drops out of the race at some point. And then consider reviving my campaign,...
  • Fred Thompson's God-o-Meter Q&A

    01/18/2008 12:54:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 19,547+ views
    Beliefnet/Time Magazine ^ | January 17, 2008
    God-o-Meter caught up with Fred Thompson and his wife Jeri at various South Carolina events this week and has cobbled together this Q&A from a few separate exchanges. God-o-Meter has lots more to say about the Thompsons' answers--and will--but it has to head off to interview Ron Paul at Bob Jones University. God-o-Meter: Do you think religion is playing too big a role in the presidential race? Fred Thompson: I don’t have any feelings a long those lines. I think people have a right to express themselves, including people of faith, no question about it, and they’re participating and I’m...
  • Family ties helped shape Thompson's political career

    01/07/2008 9:21:38 AM PST · by jdm · 5 replies · 64+ views
    McClatchy ^ | Jan. 07, 2008 | Meg Talev
    WASHINGTON -- Fatherhood and ambition. In Fred Thompson's life, they rise and fall together, a recurring couplet in the nostalgic story of a Tennessee fella who's guided more by life's surprises and others' expectations than he is by any master plan. **snip** The unlikely 65-year-old comeback kid, now remarried with a 4-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy, who's running for the Republican nomination for president. On the campaign trail, Thompson treats criticism that he doesn't have enough fire in the belly with a father-knows-best attitude. "I've had the worst thing that can happen to a father, and the best thing...
  • Fred Thompson campaigns in Missouri Valley last Thursday

    12/28/2007 5:09:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 283+ views
    The Missouri Valley Times-News ^ | December 28, 2007 | Pete Graham
    He rode in on a gigantic campaign bus, but he talked like a Tennessee trainer and had this to say about his campaign thus far. "We're in a horse race, a very fluid kind of situation." The "he" is former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson, the two-termer from Tennessee, who brought his presidential tour to Missouri Valley last Thursday. Thompson, during a brief interview in The Times-News office, said, "An awful lot (of people) haven't made up their minds yet-and that's a good thing. Now, people are focusing." Thompson was traveling with his wife, Jeri, and the usual entourage of aides...
  • Fred: 'We Don't Wear Any Hats, Unless They're Our Own.'

    12/22/2007 9:38:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 417+ views
    The National Review ^ | December 21, 2007 | Jim Geraghty
    Confederate Yankee catches Roger Simon of the Politico making a Fred Thompson visit to an Iowa firehouse sound like it went much worse than it did. Simon describes Thompson's "sour expression" on his face, and suggests that Thompson offended the firefighters when he mentioned his "silly hat" rule. CBS News - you know CBS News, that longtime friend of bloggers - offers video, that shows a lot of laughter and good spirits all around. Come on, man. Thompson apparently makes a reference to this botched story in his latest little video from the road: "Remember, we don't raise our hands...
  • Thompson's Waterloo (Iowa)

    12/21/2007 9:57:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies · 384+ views
    Yahoo! News/The Weekly Standard ^ | December 21, 2007 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Waterloo, Iowa Forty-five minutes before Fred Thompson spoke here last Tuesday night, young volunteers greeted reporters and potential Iowa voters just inside the front door of the Waterloo Center for the Arts. A thermometer down the street reported the temperature as 22 degrees, and the wind made it colder. Even inside, the frigid air gave those manning the registration table an icy blast every time anyone opened the door. A young man with a "Fred Thompson" button stood by a table with coffee and hot tea. He introduced himself to another volunteer, and they chatted about their reasons for supporting...
  • An Interview With Fred Thompson's Wife, Jeri Thompson

    12/21/2007 8:02:59 AM PST · by captnorb · 31 replies · 45+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | December 21, 2007 | John Hawkins
    Yesterday, I got together with Fred Thompson's wife, Jeri Thompson, for a phone interview as she traveled around Iowa. Unfortunately, near the end of the interview, while she was running low on time, she hit a bad cell. At that point, I lost her permanently and wasn't able to reconnect with her to get in the final 2 or 3 questions. Still, I think you will enjoy the interview, which has been edited slightly for the sake of grammar, clarity, and brevity.
  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Jeri Kehn Thompson

    12/20/2007 9:18:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 698+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | December 20, 2007 | Bobbie Kyle
    1. Jeri Kehn was born on Sept. 30, 1966, in Hastings, Neb. Her family moved to Naperville, Ill., when she was 3. Growing up, Jeri spent summers on her grandparents' farm in Nebraska. 2. Her parents divorced when she was around 12. Her mother, Vicki, a librarian, married Ronald Keller, a music teacher, about three years after her divorce. 3. Jeri is a 1984 graduate of Naperville North High School. While at Naperville North, she was a member of the school's dance squad, the Starlettes. During Jeri's junior year of high school, the Starlettes won the state championship. 4. She...
  • Fred Rising aka Fredmentum

    12/19/2007 2:02:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 529+ views
    SoCalPundit ^ | December 19th, 2007 | Kevin D. Korenthal endorsed Fred Thompson for the Republican nomination not because he was the candidate raising the most money or the candidate with the most name recognition (though in a national election I think he would) but because he is the true conservative candidate in the GOP field. All due respect to Alan Keyes of course. After a shaky start to a late campaign, it looked like Fred was dead in the water. But a Google search for the candidate today reveals some indication that Fred is catching up in Iowa and other early primary states where Fred must make a...
  • Do Polls Matter? "Ask President Dean," Says Jeri Kehn Thompson '88 (DePauw University)

    12/17/2007 4:48:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 698+ views
    DePauw University News ^ | December 15, 2007
    Greencastle, Ind. - "Four years ago in this cycle there was a front-runner and his name was Howard Dean," recalls Jeri Kehn Thompson, in an interview with Kentucky's Lexington Herald-Leader. "John Kerry was running about eighth. You can ask President Dean how things went in Iowa." Thompson, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, is the wife of Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson, who is currently running third among GOP candidates in an Iowa poll. She was in Louisville campaigning for her husband yesterday. The article notes that Jeri Thompson returned home to Washington immediately following her Kentucky stop so she...
  • Fred Thompson's life stories help him set priorities

    12/02/2007 3:24:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 167+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | December 2, 2007 | Margaret Taley
    WASHINGTON - Fatherhood and ambition. In Fred Thompson's life, they rise and fall together, a recurring couplet in the nostalgic story of a Tennessee fella who's guided more by life's surprises and others' expectations than he is by any master plan. Consider: * The small-town jock called "Freddie" and "Moose," who, at 17, upon getting his high school girlfriend pregnant, married her, heeded her politically connected family and made something of himself. * The divorced U.S. senator, lawyer, lobbyist and actor who dropped out of politics when one of his three grown children died from a prescription drug overdose. *...
  • Jeri Thompson Explains Why Latest Poll Numbers Aren't Getting Husband Fred Down

    11/23/2007 3:49:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies · 137+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 21, 2007
    This is a rush transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," November 20, 2007. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. Watch "The O'Reilly Factor" weeknights at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET and listen to the "Radio Factor!" LAURA INGRAHAM, GUEST CO-HOST: One candidate is seeing some challenges, though, in the polls. And that's Fred Thompson, who was in last place in the latest New Hampshire survey, second place in most national polls. And joining us right now from Washington is Jeri Thompson, the wife of Fred Thompson. Jeri, it's great to see you. JERI...
  • Fred Thompson’s wife coming to W.Va.

    11/20/2007 1:01:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 386+ views
    The Times West Virginian ^ | November 20, 2007
    CHARLESTON — West Virginia supporters of Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson expect to welcome his wife to the Mountain State on Monday. Jeri Thompson is scheduled to meet with supporters and volunteers in Charleston, though the campaign’s state chapter says details were still being finalized. Thompson would be at least the third presidential candidate’s spouse to include West Virginia on the 2008 campaign trail. Former President Bill Clinton raised cash for his wife’s Democratic bid while in town for last month’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner keynote appearance. The wife of Democratic White House hopeful John Edwards was to headline an October fundraiser...
  • 'Today' Spouse Segment: Bill the Thrill, Thompson the Troublemaker

    11/17/2007 5:47:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 81+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A Google alert this morning brought an article about a speech in which NBC's Lester Holt claimed that he and his MSM colleagues "are perfectly capable of putting [their] personal bias aside." Holt went to state that "the level of organized attacks against news organizations from the blogosphere and even from competitors in recent years is unprecedented and disturbing." Less than an hour later there was Holt on the Today show . . . which proceeded to run a segment typifying the very kind of bias he claims the MSM is "perfectly capable" of putting aside.
  • Breaking Into The Boys’ Club (Prepare to hurl!)

    11/16/2007 7:03:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 146+ views
    The Canon City Daily Record ^ | November 16, 2007 | Lindsey Larson
    This next election is shaping up to be the most important decision America has made in many decades. In fact, depending on how Americans choose to vote in the democratic primaries, it could be the most important election since the very first, way back in 1789. For the first time in history, the United States has two candidates — one a woman, one a man of color — who have very good chances of becoming the next leader of the free world. That’s not to say that there weren’t others before Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama who threw their hat...
  • Jeri Thompson's energy provides a jolt for her husband's campaign

    11/01/2007 3:13:12 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 20 replies · 90+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 01 2007 | Carla Marinucci
    Though she protested at Maria Shriver's women's conference last week that she is really not involved and mostly into the mom thing with her young children, it was clear in the Golden State this week that Jeri Thompson -- a former political consultant -- is front and center, literally, at her husband's press events in Sacramento and San Francisco, where she sat and observed it all. In Sacramento, Mrs. Thompson took to the hallways before the event, armed with a big smile and a firm handshake, gamely introducing herself, energetically circulating among the crowd of conservative legislators who had endorsed...
  • Wife gives foot-dragger Fred Thompson a shove in White House race

    10/27/2007 7:13:01 PM PDT · by dano1 · 171 replies · 301+ views
    The Sunday Times, UK edition ^ | 10/28/2007 | Sarah Baxter
    In a startling admission, the wife of Fred Thompson, the Republican presidential contender, confessed last week that the “bone-crushing” pressure on candidates’ wives was like “walking down the street with no clothes on”. She was “terrified of embarrassing Fred”, she added. “It would break my heart.” Jeri Thompson, 41, was attending a conference on women chaired by Maria Shriver, the wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who quizzed her on her reputation. “I’ve read everything, from you are the campaign mastermind to you are the campaign strategist, you are the trophy wife, you are everything,” said Shriver. “Which is the right depiction...
  • Shriver meets with candidates' wives (Jooty Giuliani won't attend)

    10/19/2007 6:20:15 AM PDT · by Liz · 26 replies · 251+ views
    Variety ^ | 10/19/07 | TED JOHNSON
    Forum part of the annual Women's Conference When Maria Shriver gathers five wives of 2008 presidential candidates for a forum next week, it will be a first-of-its-kind event. What it won't be is a debate. "I don't want them to spend their time at this conference saying, 'My husband thinks this and my husband thinks that,'" Shriver said. "One of the criticisms of (presidential) debates is that people don't get to know who the people are, that they are canned. I am hoping that we will have a very real conversation with five women who have extraordinary lives and that...
  • Fred Thompson's hot babe

    10/14/2007 4:15:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies · 357+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Sunday, October 14, 2007 | Tom Purcell
    The presidential campaign is heating up. Thankfully, our press is focusing on important issues, such as Fred Thompson's wife. As it goes, Thompson, who had been divorced 20 years, met her at a supermarket in 2000. She is 24 years his junior, but something clicked. He carried her groceries to her car. She invited him to a party. They married in 2002 and now have two children. And now, according to The New York Times Fashion & Style section, Thompson's young wife is spurring debate in Internet chat rooms, cable television and talk radio. Is America ready for a president...
  • Thompson's AWFUL Busy for Being So Lazy

    10/08/2007 9:08:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 980+ views
    Red State ^ | October 8, 2007 | "Haystack"
    There's a debate coming up. Fred has made it pretty clear in the past that these little dog and pony shows don't do much for him as far as anyone getting any REAL chance to speak up and speak out. In fact, not so far back I mentioned his quote about accepting the fact that he needed to "be a good boy and stand in line and wait for them to throw me a fish just like everybody else." He continues to field the pot-shots about being lazy...that's fine-no one seems interested enough challenge his policy positions or his general...
  • Jeri Thompson: The woman behind the man

    10/07/2007 10:54:15 PM PDT · by jellybean · 42 replies · 1,659+ views
    Naperville Sun ^ | October 7, 2007 | SUSAN FRICK CARLMAN Staff Writer
    Jeri Thompson: The woman behind the man Naperville-raised Jeri Thompson is GOP hopeful's biggest cheerleader Recent months have seen Jeri Thompson painted a variety of ways in the press, from doting mom to trophy wife. She says she knew that would happen, but because she has granted few interviews, it can be hard to tell who she really is. The Sun had an exclusive opportunity to get to know the 41-year-old Naperville native a little better one afternoon last week. She sat down to talk before attending a major Chicago fundraiser for her husband, Fred Thompson, 65. The recently...
  • Thompson's wife 'no trophy,' and 'sick' at the start

    10/07/2007 12:29:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 848+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | October 5, 2007 | Andrew Malcolm
    Here's how Jeri Kehn Thompson felt when she learned her husband, the former senator named Fred, had decided to run for president: “I felt so sick. I was depressed. I didn’t want to throw my husband to the snakes.” We learn this and more in a kind of coming-out interview in People magazine, coming out today. It's titled "No Trophy Wife" because, absent any information to the contrary, many in American society make assumptions about a 65-year-old man being married to a beautiful woman 24 years younger. The story opens with the former Jeri Kehn in sweatpants and ragged nails...
  • Silent partner speaks out (Mrs. Jeri Thompson)

    10/07/2007 5:29:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies · 2,531+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 7, 2007 | Susan Frick Carlman
    Recent months have seen Jeri Thompson painted a variety of ways in the press, from doting mom to trophy wife. The wife of GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson says she knew that would happen, but because she has given few interviews, it can be hard to tell who she really is. The Naperville Sun had an opportunity to get to know the 41-year-old Naperville native. She sat down for an interview before attending a major Chicago fund-raiser. The former Jeri Kehn lived in one of Naperville's downtown neighborhoods with her mom and stepdad, Vicki and Ron Keller. She graduated from...
  • AP: Still Flogging Jeri Thompson 'Trophy Wife' Jab

    10/05/2007 2:45:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 1,222+ views
    News Busters ^ | October 4, 2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    Speaking of a here-we-go-again story, the AP this morning has revived the Jeri Thompson as trophy wife story again. This is an extremely demeaning charge leveled at the wife of Fred Thompson that keeps resurfacing, over and over, in the liberal press. The thrust of the story is that she is a brainless hottie that Thompson only grabbed up because she is great arm candy. But Jeri Thompson is an accomplished and driven individual in her own right and for the MSM to continually claim she is nothing but a "trophy wife" slights her own achievements. WASHINGTON (AP) - Jeri...
  • Conservatives gamble, take Fred Thompson: He shares enough values and is electable, they say

    10/05/2007 2:58:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 878+ views
    The Tennessean | October 5, 2007 | Jennifer Brooks
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  • Heads Up! Mr & Mrs Fred Thompson will be interviewed on Hannity & Colmes tonight

    10/03/2007 5:49:16 PM PDT · by kellynla · 269 replies · 5,925+ views
    Fox News | 10/3/2007 | staff
    Mr. & Mrs. Fred Thompson will be interviewed on Hannity & Colmes tonight.
  • Jeri Thompson: ‘I was never an older-man-dater kind of girl’ (People mag interview)

    10/03/2007 3:57:03 PM PDT · by RDTF · 38 replies · 1,678+ views
    The Examiner via Drudge Report ^ | October 3, 2007 | Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin
    Forty-one-year-old Jeri Thompson, the subject of much rumor and innuendo since her 65-year-old husband Fred began mulling a presidential run, says she’s never been “an older-man-dater kind of girl.” Speaking to People magazine in her first interview since her husband declared his candidacy, she recalls being initially attracted by Fred’s passion for a campaign finance investigation. Of the allegations that she’s a “trophy wife,” she says it’s “hard not to be defensive” when she thinks back on how hard she’s worked. “I almost think they had to fabricate that trophy-wife stuff because there’s nothing interesting to say,” she said. The...
  • Jeri Thompson: I'm no trophy wife

    10/03/2007 1:40:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies · 2,908+ views
    Jeri Thompson: I'm no trophy wife 13 minutes ago Jeri Thompson, wife of GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson, shakes off the "trophy wife" label critics have tagged her with for being 24 years younger than her husband. "It's hard not to be defensive," she told People magazine in her first solo interview. "To think back on how hard you've worked, and all anybody thinks about is that you're a trophy wife." In a story for Monday's issue, Thompson said: "I almost think they had to fabricate that trophy-wife stuff because there's nothing interesting to say." Jeri Thompson is a Naperville,...
  • Jeri Thompson to be Featured in People Magazine

    09/27/2007 8:07:17 AM PDT · by Politicalmom · 36 replies · 121+ views ^ | 9/27/07 | David Brody
    Sources close to Fred Thompson’s campaign tell The Brody File that Fred's wife, Jeri Thompson will be featured in People Magazine. The article is expected to run next week. Jeri Thompson has pretty much stayed behind the scenes and not granted interviews. Clearly, what the People Magazine article will show is a different side of her, a side that shows her to be a mom of two young children. A lot of stories have been written about her (many of them not very flattering) but let’s remember here that while she’s active in her husband’s campaign, she’s more active in...
  • Hillary's Real Rivals Are Called 'Mrs.'

    09/18/2007 9:11:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 425+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 19, 2007 | Kathleen Parker
    The presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton has unleashed something new upon the political landscape: the wives. More than any previous presidential campaign, the candidates' wives -- especially on the Democratic side -- are stepping forward, speaking out and strutting their own stuff. Outspokenness is suddenly a virtue. Hillary is, in fact, running not only against front-runners Barack Obama and John Edwards, but against their equally powerful and ambitious wives. Ironically, the trend of first lady as co-contender began with Hillary when husband Bill introduced a twofer presidency. Elect me and you get my smart wife, too, he told voters. That...
  • TV star [Fred]Thompson set for 2008 Iowa test-run

    08/16/2007 9:25:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 957+ views
    Breitbart/AFP ^ | August 16, 2007
    Billed as a savior of conservatives left cold by 2008 Republican White House hopefuls, screen star Fred Thompson Friday dips a toe into the race in Iowa. But has his rescue mission come too late? The craggy former senator's visit to supporters in the strategic state is the latest signal that an official campaign launch is imminent. Thompson, star of internationally syndicated crime drama "Law Order," had been expected to take the plunge a few months ago. Now the smart money is on an early September debut -- four months before first nominating contests. A Thompson campaign aide declined to...
  • That's No Way to Treat a (First) Lady (Jeri Thompson and the dirt on Judith Giuliani)

    08/08/2007 1:18:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,324+ views
    Townhall ^ | August 8, 2007 | Maggie Gallagher
    "That's no first lady, that's my wife!" -- Badabump. -- It's open season apparently on the wives and children of GOP presidential candidates. In a display of judgment worthy of People magazine, Washington Post editors decided the fact that Mrs. Fred Thompson once had a boyfriend when she was single is big news. (Gee, did Michelle Obama? Would Elizabeth Edwards kiss on a first date?) Meanwhile, The New York Times ran a story on the Giulianis' response to Vanity Fair's nasty little gossipy profile of Judith Giuliani, Giuliani's Princess Bride." OK, so the tiara was a bit much. And true,...
  • [Fred]Thompson wife Jeri caught between two stereotypes

    08/07/2007 10:43:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 2,043+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 7, 2007 | Steve Holland
    Republican Fred Thompson's wife, Jeri, is caught between two images: blond, beautiful companion to her older husband and powerful, behind-the-scenes player in his would-be presidential campaign. Washington in recent days has been abuzz about the 40-year-old second wife of former Tennessee Sen. Thompson after she was pinpointed as playing a leading role in a shake-up in the Hollywood actor's campaign staff. Thompson publicly defended her after articles appeared in The Washington Post and Newsweek magazine. The Post called her a "driving and at times divisive force" within Thompson's nascent organization and Newsweek said supporters of the 6-foot-6 conservative former senator...
  • Figuring out Fred [Thompson]

    08/05/2007 1:42:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 1,395+ views
    The Arkansas News Bureau ^ | August 5, 2007 | David Sanders
    Is Fred Thompson running for president and, if so, why is he waiting so long to announce? That two-part question is being asked a lot. The answer to the first part is yes. But, speculation as to why the former Tennessee senator/Hollywood actor is taking so long to make a formal announcement is up for interpretation. A few views - some legitimate and some not: 1. He is waiting to announce simply because he can. Since news broke last March that Thompson was considering a presidential run, interest in his candidacy has consistently risen. He has gone from not registering...
  • The Rise Of Jeri Thompson: Ex-Senator's Wife Is Helping to Shape His Probable Bid

    08/05/2007 12:42:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 2,509+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2007 | Alec MacGillis and John Solomon
    On a hot Saturday in June 2002, Fred D. Thompson married his second wife, Jeri Kehn, in an unventilated Congregational church in her home town of Naperville, Ill. Kehn, in a Valentino gown, was a 35-year-old media consultant for a Washington law firm; Thompson, a 59-year-old U.S. senator from Tennessee. "I think he will be a calming influence, and she will be good for him," Kehn's mother, Vicki Keller, said at the time. It was a triumphal return for Kehn, who had left Naperville for college and spent much of her 20s biding her time in Nashville without a clear...
  • Thompson's Top Adviser

    08/02/2007 12:12:53 AM PDT · by Doofer · 28 replies · 991+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2007 | Robert Novak
    Speaking at his $1,000-a-ticket fundraiser at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in downtown Washington on Monday night, Fred Thompson began by introducing "my campaign manager -- oh, I mean my wife." That little joke about Jeri Thompson reveals how the prospective Republican presidential candidate regards the attack on his intelligent, beautiful wife. As the actor-lawyer-politician nears his long-awaited official announcement, Mrs. Thompson is slurred as a "trophy wife" -- privately by her husband's opponents for the Republican nomination and publicly by the media. Even Thompson supporters grumble that Jeri, 40, is too alluring, that she should modify the way she dresses...
  • Fred Thompson's 'trophy wife' runs the show (Barf Alert)

    07/28/2007 8:37:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies · 4,805+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | July 29, 2007 | Philip Sherwell and Tim Shipman
    She has sometimes been dismissed as a tanned and bleached blonde "trophy wife", only ever glimpsed in sleek and glamorous outfits on the arm of her much older spouse. Fred Thompson's wife, Jeri, is a lawyer and a Republican political operative. But in the past few days Jeri Thompson has suddenly emerged as the real political power behind her husband Fred's presidential campaign. Mr Thompson, 64, a former senator and actor who is running second in most polls of Republican nominees even before he has officially declared his candidacy, last week replaced his campaign manager in a shake-up of his...
  • Jeri Thompson is not Mom. (Are you okay with that?)

    07/14/2007 10:45:33 PM PDT · by Doofer · 108 replies · 5,416+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | July 15. 2007 | Hilary Nelson
    Joe, the guy behind the counter at the store in Canterbury Center, has a way of sniffing out the Next Big Story. Maybe this is because Joe reads all the papers first thing every morning. Or maybe it's because as a conservative curmudgeon he is quick to tap into the zeitgeist of the largely conservative, largely curmudgeonly blogosphere, where small stories echo and bounce and expand until they evolve into Big Stories and wind up in the MSM ("mainstream media" in blogspeak). In any case, Joe is a goldmine of ideas for a columnist, especially one of a liberal bent...
  • Trophy Case (CBS News Defends NY Times Hit Piece on Fred Thompson's Wife)

    07/10/2007 7:30:16 AM PDT · by hardback · 72 replies · 4,159+ views
    See-BS News/Public Eye Column ^ | Posted by Brian Montopoli
    Ah, the spouse story. Journalists can't get enough. What will Bill mean for Hillary? Will Rudy's wives be a liability? How much height does Kucinich's wife have on him? And now: "Is America ready for a president with a trophy wife?" Seriously. That's a quote. It comes from the New York Times, which put its story on the potential ramifications of Fred Thompson's wife – and, specifically, the fact that she might be considered a "trophy" – in the "Fashion & Style" section. We already know about Thompson's "colorful dating history." Thompson tried to frame the coverage of said history...
  • Trophy wife at 1600? (Thompson and Presidential Younger Brides)

    07/09/2007 9:52:26 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 467 replies · 13,239+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 7-09-07 | Doug Powers
    Fred Thompson is going to present a problem for a mainstream media that is used to reporting on political candidates who enjoy the affections of younger women – just as long as their wives don't find out. The media isn't quite sure how to handle a man who has a comprehensive past with the ladies, is probably running for office and yet isn't busy herding more illicit humps into his closet than an Abu Dhabi camel smuggler with the cops banging on the front door. Back in his single days, Thompson date
  • The Girls of 2008

    06/06/2007 8:25:38 AM PDT · by gpapa · 44 replies · 3,523+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 6, 2007 | Howard Kurtz
    You might think last night's Republican debate is the big political story. But there are a couple of things bouncing around the blogosphere that have a bit more sex appeal than 10 middle-aged white guys on a stage. They involve (deep breath here) the candidates' wives, especially Fred Thompson's wife. So let's do a little bit of counterprogramming before we dive into the debate chatter