Thursday, February 14, 2008

America's future first spouse

Here are two interesting articles on the candidates' spouses. Maureen Dowd has been anti-Hillary from the start, but she makes a good point.

NY Times Op-Ed Columnist
A Flawed Feminist Test
Published: February 13, 2008
As a possible first Madame President, Hillary Clinton is a flawed science experiment because you can’t take Bill Clinton out of the equation.

BBC News

By Kathryn Westcott
BBC News

As Americans choose their candidates for the 2008 presidential race, never before have so many spouses battled it out so publicly.

Michelle Obama
Mrs Obama has been articulate and passionate
The 2008 campaign has seen the role of the political spouse reshaped, with potential first ladies - and one possible first gentleman - more than ever acting as independent surrogates for their partners.

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