The reaction I hear from every woman I know, those who have gotten sick to their stomachs over seeing middle-aged men cavorting with girls barely beyond their teen years, is a giant “yuck.”
campaign manager for 1988 Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis
“It’s just sex. Everybody lies about sex.”
What does it say about a man who’s busy having babies only two years after being diagnosed with lymphoma? What does it say that he’d rather be with someone who wasn’t even alive when JFK was shot, or at least was too young to remember where she was?\
What does it say that he doesn’t care that she doesn’t remember the songs and the history and the fears we grew up with? Where does it leave those of us who do?\
Dateless is where. And maybe voting no.
[T]his isn’t really about the Thompsons as much as it is symbolic revenge for every member of the First Wives’ Club who’s been wronged. Obama’s wife wasn’t alive when JFK was shot either but since she’s not cutting into any sexagenarian action you won’t hear any complaints about her.
— Robert Stacy McCain, assistant national editor, The Washington Times