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Where Is Mrs. Dean?
Dumb question, says Reason's Nick Gillespie, knocking her critics:

...we already know where Steinberg Dean is: somewhere in the Green Mountain State, doing whatever it is that country doctors do. The question really is, Should we care where Mrs. Deanor any other candidate's spouseis? The short answer is no.

He's right. Check your clocks. It's 2004. Isn't it time we get comfortable with a presidential wife who's more than political arm candy?

Posted by aalkon at January 15, 2004 10:19 AM


At a recent Dean rally a female supporter asked the candidate what his wife would do were he ellected. He, rather un-pc like ejaculated: "I'm sure she will host some state dinners..." The crestfallen supporter then clarified and Dean quickly clarified: "She'll be continuing her practice in DC..."

Posted by: doug at January 15, 2004 10:12 AM

Mizz Dean is a doctor and prefers work to campaigning for her husband, and I find much to admire in that. But voters want to see wives (or spouses) on their candidate's arms not as social candy, but as demonstration of stability and adherence to shared values.

Also, Laura is a stone fox.

Posted by: Crid at January 15, 2004 11:32 AM

Dr. Mrs. Dean is pretty drab. Maybe she just doesn't like him.

Posted by: Rowena at January 15, 2004 3:59 PM

It's not easy for busy doctors (which good doctors are) to leave their patients. I don't think it means she doesn't support her husband. Mrs. Dean still has time to make an appearance with her husband.

Posted by: Tiffany at January 16, 2004 12:11 PM

But Judy is getting more of an appearance now...

Posted by: Teen Girl at January 20, 2004 6:24 PM