Entries tagged with “Jeri Thompson” from Polichicks


We've gotten a whole lot of requests from polichicks to post the video of the first lady wannabes' panel discussion at the 2007 Women's Conference..  Five fabulously smart and beautiful wives of presidential candidates participated.  Okay, only four seemed smart, but we're not saying who we think was lacking. 


Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, Jeri Thompson, Elizabeth Edwards and Cindy McCain talked about life on the campaign trail, balancing their campaign and family obligations, raising kids, supporting their husbands, and who supports them while they support their men.  California First Lady Maria Shriver moderated. 

 

womens_conference_barb.jpg(L-R) Ann Romney, Michelle Obama, Jeri Thompson, Elizabeth Edwards, Cindy McCain and Maria Shriver talk at the 2007 Women's Conference in Long Beach, CA.

California's First Lady Maria Shriver moderated a panel of potential presidential first ladies on Tuesday at the 2007 Women's Conference in Long Beach, CA.  Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Edwards, Jeri Thompson, Ann Romney and Cindy McCain participated.  They discussed their roles in developing policy and campaign strategy (basically, they went Stepford on us and denied they had any), as well as how they balance campaigning with managing a family. Judith Giuliani declined to participate, and potential First Laddie Bill Clinton was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict.

See also:

First Ladies Unite: Quotes ffrom A Candid Conversation [GlamScene]

Maria Shriver moderates panel of five wives of presidential candidates [USA Today

'08 Wives talk candidly about their roles [CNN]

Wives of Candidates Compare Notes from Trail [The New York Times]

Senior Editor at The New Republic, Michelle Cottle, wrote an article profiling Jeri Thompson, wife of GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson.  Jeri gets a lot of attention in the press for being attractive, blonde, and 24 years younger than her husband.

Cottle portrays Jeri as a woman who always has a strategy (and the ability to execute it) to get what she wants, whether that be a man, a job, a hot handbag or a fly shoe.  Ain't nothing wrong with that. 

Cottle also offers a peek into the more "soap opera like" aspects of the Thompsons' life together, such as Fred's womanizing, Jeri's public battles with his other girlfriends in the gossip columns, Jeri's financial difficulties, and Jeri's past either living with or being married to (no one is sure) another man. 

Drama.

We didn't think we dissed Jeri Thompson, but for some reason, the girl who sweats her did.    Whatever.

 

 

Overheard at PolichicksOnline.com:

Kari: So who's hotter, Fred Thompson's wife or Dennis Kucinich's wife?

Jason: Fred Thompson's wife is hot for a politician, but you're gonna put her up against a six foot redhead with a tongue ring?  And an accent? Come on now.

 

 

 

USA Today ran a story today about Jeri Thompson's "debut" as a potential first lady.  Thompson gave her first interview to Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel last night.  She appeared with her husband (who did most of the talking) and their two children.  Watch below.

 

 

 

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 Fred Thompson with wife Jeri and their two kids

 

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Fred Thompson and wife Jeri at a rally in South Carolina on Monday

 

Rick Beltram, the GOP Chairman in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, called Republican presidential candidate and former Law & Order TV actor Fred Thompson's wife, Jeri, a "trophy wife."  Thompson is 25 years older than his wife, who also happens to be blonde and pretty.  The couple has two children together, and Thompson has children and grandchildren from a previous marriage. Read the about "trophy wife" comments and controversy here

 

 

Fred and Jeri.jpgHollywood actor and former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) has announced the redo and relaunch of the website for his not yet announced presidential campaign.  If you're with Fred, you can see the site at www.imwithfred.com. Thompson is pictured above with his wife Jeri.

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