WWW Opinion Times

Friday, October 22, 2004

Are We Ready for "Tereza"

The Washington Times has an interesting article abou the prospect of Theresa Heinz-Kerry as first Lady.

Compare the comments about her presence in the White House. . .

" 'Put it this way,' said author and Forbes FYI editor Christopher Buckley, 'I think Teresa Heinz would be by far the only thing to enjoy during what I suspect will be four dreary years of the human tree.'
For that reason, social Washington is salivating at the idea of a revitalized White House, with a multilingual, art-collecting, wine-drinking, garden-loving billionairess who calls herself 'cheeky' and 'sexy' running the salon. "

. . .To the impressions some have of Laura Bush in the White House Now.

"What we're hungry for," said former Clinton administration official Ann Pincus, "is someone who's engaged."
The Bushes have been virtually incognito for the last four years. Harpers Bazaar recently referred to the first lady's style as "Marian the Librarian."
"Nobody's been to The White House," added Mrs. Pincus. "You don't know about them. There's no buzz." The president is a teetotaler and Laura Bush "doesn't even do lunches. It's like, 'Hello, is this 1958?' "
"Laura is a gracious person, but she's been relegated to being a pretty picture," noted publishing heiress Marie Ridder. "Whereas John Kerry does listen to Teresa, who has a powerful voice."