Wink posted about how Alan Keyes had insulted him, so now I'm going to post about how Teresa Heinz has insulted my wife and millions of other women.
Teresa Heinz: Well, you know, I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good. But I don't know that she's ever had a real job -- I mean, since she's been grown up. So her experience and her validation comes from important things, but different things. And I'm older, and my validation of what I do and what I believe and my experience is a little bit bigger -- because I'm older, and I've had different experiences. And it's not a criticism of her. It's just, you know, what life is about.
Then we have her apology, which admits that being a teacher or a librarian is a real job. What about being a full-time student in a masters program at a good school? What about being a full-time mom for many years (which Heinz herself has done)? How many people has this woman just insulted? She obviously has no idea what the responsibility of raising children amounts to if she doesn't even think paid teachers count as having a real job until she's called on it and then continues to assume that being a full-time mom isn't a real job even after being called on it . The greatest contribution anyone can give toward the future of society isn't a real job. By the way, this doesn't just apply to women. Wink as a stay-home dad (when he's not at school) is also a victim of this attack, since being a student and caring for his son are what he basically does. I happen to have a part-time job teaching, though that's only a real job as an afterthought, since it's teaching, so I guess it kind of applies to me too.
I think it says a lot about John Kerry that he would marry someone with such values. It's not just that she sounds really mean, though some of the fashion show voters will care more about that. She really is mean, and she's mean to very nice, very hard-working people. Thanks to Polipundit for first bringing this to my attention.