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Bob Kerrey's wife, Sarah Paley, rues his political career, disses Nebraska in Vogue essay
The Washington Post ^ | July 10,2012 | The Reliable Source

Posted on 07/11/2012 10:14:24 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Here’s an interesting twist on the adoring political spouse: Does it matter to voters if a wife or husband really, really doesn’t 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 they’ve raised their son Henry, now 10.

Describing herself as “secretive” and “so private,” Paley said she doesn’t 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 doesn’t 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 wasn’t 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: bobkerrey; greenwichvillage; henrypaleykerrey; manoloblahnik; narcisorodriguez; nebraska; newyorkcity; omahaworldherald; sarahpaley; saturdaynightlive; snl; vogue

1 posted on 07/11/2012 10:14:28 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Never mind her other snarky comments. She doesn’t like the Huskers! Proud Nebraskans will have the last laugh on Election Eve.


2 posted on 07/11/2012 10:17:25 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Hojczyk

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


3 posted on 07/11/2012 10:31:44 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: txrefugee

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.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 10:33:14 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Hojczyk
I bet a significant percentage of "cornhuskers" agree with her. Like 1/3.

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.

5 posted on 07/11/2012 10:34:30 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


6 posted on 07/11/2012 10:37:06 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("Stronger. You see? You see? Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid! "--Eros, Plan 9 From Outer Space)
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To: Hojczyk
Dear Bob:

See Lugar, Dick.

Don't quit your day job...

7 posted on 07/11/2012 10:38:07 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Hojczyk

They live in Greenwich Village, NYC?

Any Nebraskan that votes for this guy is nuts.


8 posted on 07/11/2012 10:38:19 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Steely Tom

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?


9 posted on 07/11/2012 10:42:58 AM PDT by tuwood
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To: tuwood

I sure hope you’re right.


10 posted on 07/11/2012 10:45:02 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: tuwood
One of the popular (and very successful) slogans I’ve heard thrown around is why send a third Senator from NYC to Washington?

Going to NYC after a long Senate career is even WORSE than "going native" and living in Maryland or Virginia. It would be sort of like being on a diplomatic mission in East Germany during the Soviet era and retiring to Moscow afterwards.
11 posted on 07/11/2012 10:45:51 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("Stronger. You see? You see? Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid! "--Eros, Plan 9 From Outer Space)
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To: Hojczyk

“The Midwest is a strange land for an Easterner of my ilk,”

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Well, we’re even then, because the diseased, Communist Northeast is a consummately fu#&ed-up, strange land for us midwesterners.


12 posted on 07/11/2012 10:50:55 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: tuwood

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...


13 posted on 07/11/2012 10:54:48 AM PDT by donozark (Col. C.Beckwith:I'd rather go down the river with 7 studs than with a hundred shitheads.)
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To: txrefugee

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...


14 posted on 07/11/2012 11:04:16 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: tuwood

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.


15 posted on 07/11/2012 11:04:55 AM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: Steely Tom

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.


16 posted on 07/11/2012 11:09:27 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Hojczyk

Is she related to the Paley that used to run CBS?


17 posted on 07/11/2012 11:10:43 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Remember, Obama said he's only 60% done with his agenda.)
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To: Hojczyk

Green Acres resurrection.


18 posted on 07/11/2012 11:12:11 AM PDT by Harley
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To: tuwood

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.


19 posted on 07/11/2012 11:13:44 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: Hojczyk

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”?


20 posted on 07/11/2012 11:19:10 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


21 posted on 07/11/2012 11:24:56 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Common Sense 101
Age has not been kind to Skeletor, has it?


22 posted on 07/11/2012 11:41:36 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Hojczyk

What is it about politicians named Kerry and their even worse wives?

Second question: anyone like the country western song, Flyover States?


23 posted on 07/11/2012 11:52:15 AM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Are you really from CT and moved to midwest? Nebraska?


24 posted on 07/11/2012 11:55:26 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Hojczyk

I thought he left because of this:

Bob Kerrey, War Criminal?
July 2001
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/bob-kerrey-war-criminal/


25 posted on 07/11/2012 11:59:53 AM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way...)
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To: StAnDeliver

Skeletor!

Damn that was funny. I actually DID LOL!!!


26 posted on 07/11/2012 12:00:43 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Hojczyk

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.


27 posted on 07/11/2012 12:06:10 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Hojczyk

Omaha is a great town. I could live there except for the winters.


28 posted on 07/11/2012 12:10:18 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: NEMDF

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.


29 posted on 07/11/2012 12:13:06 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("Stronger. You see? You see? Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid! "--Eros, Plan 9 From Outer Space)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


30 posted on 07/11/2012 12:18:26 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

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.


31 posted on 07/11/2012 12:22:49 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: StAnDeliver

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.


32 posted on 07/11/2012 12:24:54 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF
"glamorous bachelor" and the riches of being a Senator and this is the best he could do ??


33 posted on 07/11/2012 12:27:52 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Thebaddog

“Is she related to the Paley that used to run CBS?”

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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.


34 posted on 07/11/2012 12:34:05 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: NEMDF; BlackElk
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.

Just so you know, not all Connecticut Yankees are Yankee (or Red Sox) fans. I come from a long line of National League devotees, and see no reason not to root for the Dodgers despite O'Malley's wicked act of moving Da Bums to Brooklyn. BlackElk, however, is a CT to midwest transplant who is a Yankee fan.

(and he sometimes talks funny)

My Canadian wife and I had a flurry of dictionary wars, mainly in the early years of our marriage. I still cannot persuade her to pronounce aunt as "ŏnt" with a short o sound, instead of "ănt" with a short leg (like the industrious insect).

One other problem in the midwest ... it seems next to impossible to get Pop Tarts without frosting on them.
35 posted on 07/11/2012 12:35:00 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("Stronger. You see? You see? Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid! "--Eros, Plan 9 From Outer Space)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Poptarts: I prefer frosting. Scrape it off?


36 posted on 07/11/2012 12:43:50 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Hojczyk

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.


37 posted on 07/11/2012 12:47:33 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: EyeGuy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rural_purge
The purge was instigated by CBS executive Fred Silverman,[citation needed] following research highlighting the greater attraction to advertisers of the younger urban viewer demographic.[1] 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.”


38 posted on 07/11/2012 1:05:43 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Well then there’s this of course.

http://articles.latimes.com/1993-05-23/news/tv-38638_1_beverly-hillbillies


39 posted on 07/11/2012 1:12:56 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Hojczyk

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??


40 posted on 07/11/2012 1:14:06 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: bigbob
Kerrey traded on his war record and “moderate Democrat” credentials in the past, but I think Ben Nelson cured Nebraskans of that disease.

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.

41 posted on 07/11/2012 1:53:37 PM PDT by Heartland Mom ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hojczyk

Oh man, just dawned on me:

Harry Kerrey = Harry Carey...

Poor kid, that must have been his moms idea of a joke too.


42 posted on 07/11/2012 1:58:42 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Hojczyk; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; randita; Clintonfatigued; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA; unkus; ...

Don’t worry Sarah, you’ll be taking his ass back home to NYC in a few months.


43 posted on 07/11/2012 4:00:00 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: StAnDeliver

“Age has not been kind to Skeletor, has it?”

Name me one Lib who has aged well.......


44 posted on 07/11/2012 4:10:12 PM PDT by GR_Jr. (Vote Obama out now.....deal with Romney later.)
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To: Impy

Why wait ? They might as well go home to NYC now. Kerrey will be lucky to get within 20% of Deb Fischer.


45 posted on 07/11/2012 4:28:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Impy; All

The guy looks dead...he’d fit in perfectly with Lautenberg...but it ain’t happening.


46 posted on 07/11/2012 6:49:13 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: txrefugee
well, in all fairness, I'm sure many Nebraskans don't like New york City either or the entire east coast

And, she's the wife of the candidate, not the candidate itself..

47 posted on 07/12/2012 12:39:42 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: tuwood

That a great line! Elections have been won with much less.


48 posted on 07/12/2012 1:09:10 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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