Campaign Spouses Continued

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Candidates’ spouses can get almost as much media attention as the candidates themselves. On August 8, our interview with Gail Collins, New York Times columnist, and Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Cleveland Plain Dealer and a political spouse herself, was interrupted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s press conference concerning the breakdown of New York City public transit. Leonard resumes this conversation and asks about the current crop of campaign spouses. You can listen to the first part of the interview here.

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Gail Collins and Connie Schultz
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Comments [2]


That's not true. Hillary, when she first came to Yale law school where she first met Bill Clinton, was much more famous and influential and it was known that it would be a matter of time before she got into politics.

So she's a graduate from Yale Law School. Has experience in the Senate.

Yea, I think she has built a career without being just outspoken.

Aug. 22 2007 01:05 PM
chris from manhattan

Of course the candidates' wives will be more outspoken: they've just seen Hillary build an entire career out of NOTHING BUT BEING OUTSPOKEN.

Take away Bill and what's left?

Aug. 22 2007 12:22 PM

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