Skip to comments.Bob Kerrey's wife, Sarah Paley, rues his political career, disses Nebraska in Vogue essay
Posted on 07/11/2012 10:14:24 AM PDT by Hojczyk
Heres an interesting twist on the adoring political spouse: Does it matter to voters if a wife or husband really, really doesnt want to be part of the campaign?
The former Saturday Night Live writer, 55, met the glamorous bachelor in 1995 when he was still in office. The two fell in love and then I lured him to my hometown, New York City, when he decided not to run again, she wrote. They married in 2001 and settled in Greenwich Village where theyve raised their son Henry, now 10.
Describing herself as secretive and so private, Paley said she doesnt much like politics or anything that requires social interaction. (My idea of a good time is when people cancel.) What do you think about Nebraska, Ms. Paley? The Midwest is a strange land for an Easterner of my ilk, she wrote, describing anti-abortion billboards and the deer carcasses her son frolics among. Oh, and take note, Cornhuskers: She doesnt like football.
Is this Paley being funny? Or is it as some critics suggested a condescending, East Coast put-down? A few Nebraskans noted that her essay wasnt written for voters, but for Vogue, for whom she posed wearing a Narciso Rodriguez dress and Manolo Blahnik heels.
We reached out to Paley, who did not respond to requests for comment. Kerrey told the Omaha World-Herald that while it might appear his wife is making fun of Nebraskans, she is just a comedian trying for laughs.
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Never mind her other snarky comments. She doesn’t like the Huskers! Proud Nebraskans will have the last laugh on Election Eve.
Guess she thinks huskers are too dumb to read Vogue. Guess Bobb will be headed to NYC rather than DC. Classic way to cut the legs out from under your spouse
My understanding of the statement is she does not like football as a sport. Looks like her clever by half statements will get her hubby into trouble.
After all, they sent her left-wing husband to congress for how many years? He didn't have to fool everyone who voted for him.
Gee, I am a Connecticut Yankee who found the pro-life billboards and deer carcasses to be part of the attraction of the midwest, and moved there.
See Lugar, Dick.
Don't quit your day job...
They live in Greenwich Village, NYC?
Any Nebraskan that votes for this guy is nuts.
I’m pretty confident that Nebraska will send Deb Fischer to the Senate and Kerrey back to NYC. I’ve been following the race pretty closely (live in Omaha) and the last Rasmussen poll had Deb up by 18%.
One of the popular (and very successful) slogans I’ve heard thrown around is why send a third Senator from NYC to Washington?
I sure hope you’re right.
The Midwest is a strange land for an Easterner of my ilk,
Well, we’re even then, because the diseased, Communist Northeast is a consummately fu#&ed-up, strange land for us midwesterners.
Fischer is beating Kerrey like a rented mule! Looks like he took (or will take) one for the team. Probably his last visit to Nebraska...
Having just sent this to Nebraska friends I suspect that one comment alone will doom his aspirations if all the rest of his dumb stuff doesn’t.
I reckon Henry will be looking at changing schools twice...
With this NYC baggage, I am hardly convinced Bobbbb is all that interested in running either, in Nebraska. A resume put out to the considered rubes he left behind is not a gesture of dedication to the people.
A snob in high heels trailing along behind you, penning snark in foo foo NY mags is not a winning ticket, surely.
Kerrey traded on his war record and “moderate Democrat” credentials in the past, but I think Ben Nelson cured Nebraskans of that disease.
If campaign finance contributions are an indicator, the state is 73/27% R vs D, so your number may not be far off. As is the case across the rural midwest, the urban areas of Omaha and Lincoln are the bluest pockets in a deep red state.
Is she related to the Paley that used to run CBS?
Green Acres resurrection.
He didn’t do Nebraskan any favors, the first time he supposedly represented them. I hope you are right; but never underestimate the power of stupid voters in large numbers. Just think, if it weren’t for the Benator, and his votes, shenanigans, Cornhusker kickback, etc, we would not have Obamacare right now.
The former Saturday Night Live writer, 55, met the glamorous bachelor in 1995 when he was still in office.
“Glamorous bachelor”... really? On exactly what planet is this POS libtard considered “glamorous”?
Kerry has always been P-whipped. Back when he was gov. of nebraska, he was running around with Debra Winger (remember her?). She got stopped driving drunk in the governor’s limo, but of course got off.
What is it about politicians named Kerry and their even worse wives?
Second question: anyone like the country western song, Flyover States?
Are you really from CT and moved to midwest? Nebraska?
I thought he left because of this:
Bob Kerrey, War Criminal?
Damn that was funny. I actually DID LOL!!!
All the same, she has about as much in common with the average Nebraskan as a Dallas Millionaire I know has in common with Joe Kennedy. East is east and West is west, and never the twains shall meet. An exception seems to be Warren Buffet, who seems to work with religious zeal to seem middle-class.
Omaha is a great town. I could live there except for the winters.
I am really from Connecticut, but moved to northwest Illinois ... NOT to be confused with Chicago. My county voted against Obama in ‘08. It is definitely the midwest. I mainly miss New Haven pizza, and I don’t think I’ll ever be a real midwesterner, but I am happy to be here. When I go back to CT, the good people left look and act quiescent and defeated.
Is it not so that Dick Cavett and Marlon Brando were raised in Nebraska?
This woman sounds like a snob. And she said all of this stuff for the record?
Hah! I’d love to hear Mr. Kerrey’s reaction to this Vogue piece. The true reaction.
My husband lived in CT his entire life until 4 years ago and except for the time he did in USMC. He seems to be happy in the midwest, but does miss many elements of New England. (and he sometimes talks funny) But we have been lucky that many Yankees games have been on TV here this year, and of course his Giants won the super bowl.
He has been gone from Nebraska long enough for a whole generation to not remember him or know who he is/was, and for their parents to have evolved into a higher level of conservatism by now.
“Is she related to the Paley that used to run CBS?”
Highly likely. Her coastal elitist attitude is in the genes.
CBS had a stable of highly successful “rural comedies” in the late sixties. For no known reason at the time, Paley pulled the plug on all of them.
It turns out, Mrs. Paley didn’t like them; intimations that the down home humor from her husband’s network was embarrassing for her among her unaccomplished, neurotic idle, rich Manhattan friends.
Poptarts: I prefer frosting. Scrape it off?
Who cares if she doesn’t like football? It’s her POS, worthless democrat husband who is running and without her statement little bob didn’t have a sideways chance in hell.
I don’t give a rat’s ass about football either and I’m a longtime Nebraska resident and graduate of UNL. Bad hair ben made democrats a curse word for most Nebraskans.
The purge was instigated by CBS executive Fred Silverman, following research highlighting the greater attraction to advertisers of the younger urban viewer demographic. Their lack of relevance was referred to in Gil Scott-Heron’s 1970 spoken-word piece The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, which alludes to at least seven of the shows that are eventually canceled as part of the purge, mentioning that as part of the titular revolution, the shows “will no longer be so damned relevant.”
Well then there’s this of course.
HAHAHAHAHA....NOT.....none of that was funny....she’s as serious as a heart attack. Paley....any relation to the Paley’s that started CBS, I believe?<P.Can Nebraskans be this stupid as to elect him again??
I believe that's true of the majority of the state (the red part). Unfortunately, Omaha voted for Obama in 2008, so heaven only knows if OPS indoctrination will work again.
Oh man, just dawned on me:
Harry Kerrey = Harry Carey...
Poor kid, that must have been his moms idea of a joke too.
Don’t worry Sarah, you’ll be taking his ass back home to NYC in a few months.
“Age has not been kind to Skeletor, has it?”
Name me one Lib who has aged well.......
Why wait ? They might as well go home to NYC now. Kerrey will be lucky to get within 20% of Deb Fischer.
The guy looks dead...he’d fit in perfectly with Lautenberg...but it ain’t happening.
And, she's the wife of the candidate, not the candidate itself..
That a great line! Elections have been won with much less.
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