Wednesday, March 14, 2007

For the Record: Fred Thompson's Wife

With Newt and Rudy's personal lives coming front and center, many are wondering if Thompson could be looking at the same judgments. In many of the posts I've read on various sites/blogs, Thompson's second wife is referred to as his "trophy wife". From what I can find, this woman is hardly just an arm piece.

Jeri Kehn was a political media consultant at the Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, and McPherson law firm in Washington, D.C. She also worked for the Senate Republican Conference and the Republican National Committee.

Unlike Newt and Rudy, Thompson's second marriage did not overlap with his first wife (men may not care about that, but many women voters do). Thompson and Sara Lindsey divorced in 1985. He didn't meet Jeri Kehn until 1996 and they married in 2002. (source)

And I may be biased, but it couldn't hurt diplomatic relations to have a smart, pretty, blonde as the First Lady...

(Cross-posted on Draft Thompson '08)

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