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06/25/2003 Entry: "Just say no to another Nancy Reagan"

JUST SAY NO TO ANOTHER NANCY REAGAN!

"In a joint interview on a soft June evening in the rose garden of the Georgetown home -where Mrs. Heinz Kerry and her first husband raised their family, Kerry states the obvious about his wife's position, in or out of the White House: 'Teresa doesn't need a job.' But if he won this race, both Kerrys suggest Nancy Reagan as a surprise role model for her. The senator speaks admiringly of Mrs. Reagan's 'Just say no' anti-drug campaign. Which, of course, was widely derided-unfairly, according to Teresa. 'People out there need simple things,' she says. Like, 'Mrs. Reagan says, Just say no, so maybe I can.' She was also a good wife-a good spouse, I mean-in terms of pushing the president, or, not pushing,' she corrects herself again, but encouraging him in the right direction. Plainly, Mrs. Heinz Kerry, who often refers to herself as a shy person, not only admires but relates to Mrs. Reagan. 'She was so shy she was misconstrued, and also because she wore pretty clothes and was so feminine.'"
John Kerry's Secret Ingredient, Rich, smart and candid, Teresa Heinz Kerry has thawed John Kerry and is spicing up the 2004 race. A portrait of a marriage, By Melinda Henneberger, Newsweek, June 30, 2003 (via ReachM High Cowboy)

*Gasp!* "People need simple things"? Like drug rehab and job training? Both had their funding cut while Mrs. Reagan was telling us to just say no. Man, Mrs. Heinz Kerry, somebody better clue you in fast. Nobody makes a conscious decision to trash their lives with drugs and addiction is not a simple problem with simple answers. Some of the reasons people do drugs are despair, hopelessness, not being able to get a job with no skills and very little education, and so not much of a future anyway. Those are issues and not simple ones by any measure.

Let me paraphrase the late Frank Zappa: "People don't do drugs to annoy Nancy Reagan, they do drugs because they hate their lives." And, "It costs less to do a photo op with Nancy and a bunch of multicultural kids and balloons than to actually do something for addicts who need help." I'm paraphrasing, but I heard Zappa on the radio years ago and never forgot it. I'll try to dig up some links tomorrow.

What is it with these sheltered rich people? Don't they read the LA Times?

And, yuck, Newsweek, I'm still recovering from their celebrity profile of that Rice woman. Or was that Time?

Edit and disclaimer: I'll still vote for Kerry if he gets the nomination even though his wife just completely freaked me out. Every time I hear the words "Nancy Reagan", six inch, razor-sharp talons whip out of my nailbeds, accompanied by a 'phfwoo!' sound. It just happens, it's been happening since 1980, and I've just learned to live with it.

 

 

 

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