- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Just Peachy!

As we anxiously await the selection of the cast for Bravo’s upcoming “Real Housewives of Washington, D.C.,” G2 chatted up two of the wives from Atlanta, who are returning for a second season on July 30.

We’ve had a sneak peek at the “Real Housewives of Atlanta: Season Two,” and if you liked the catfight finale of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” then you will love the hair-pulling shenanigans of these saucy Southern belles.

Lisa Wu Hartwell, the wife of NFL player Ed Hartwell, is returning from last season. She told us that female politicians, like Sarah Palin, who have young children and high-powered careers should learn from her example. After all, she’s a realtor, a jewelry designer, has her own baby clothing company, models, acts, writes and has time left over for a reality TV show.

“You know, I have a great team around me,” she says. “My husband is a great support system for me, and I just have great people in place.”

As for less supportive husbands, we wondered what Kandi Burruss, who joins the Atlanta cast this season, makes of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford‘s recent spot of bother.

“So most men cheat,” said Miss Burruss, who is a Grammy-winning songwriter. “I personally cannot deal with stuff like that, but if [Mrs. Sanford] thinks she can handle that for the purpose of supporting her family and staying by her man, then hey, more power to her.”

Miss Burruss, who penned the ‘90’s TLC hit “No Scrubs,” told G2 that Mr. Sanford would not be a “scrub” in her book because the term means “dudes who are not taking care of their family, they are not taking care of their kids, like they just always want to hang and they are not handling their business. On the other hand, he is handling his business. He is just handling a whole lot more than that, too.”


A G2 operative spied newly appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius at Eastern Market on Saturday. She was wearing a skirt and tank top while shopping for produce. Our source noticed Mrs. Sebelius because she was tailed by a gentleman wearing a suit and a clear plastic ear piece. It’s tough to be inconspicuous when you’re being escorted by Secret Service.

Uneasy rider

Also this weekend, G2 got a few laughs watching former Redskins wide receiver Gary Clark horsing around at the Green Cup Polo Match in Poolesville, which raised funds and awareness for three local environmental organizations.

Mr. Clark and Afghan Ambassador Said Jawad were among the celebrity amateurs invited to participate in a polo demonstration during half-time.

It was Mr. Clark’s first time on a horse, so the fearless — at least on the gridiron — former Skins great was led around by a horse whisperer, just in case the animal decided to bolt.

Needless to say, Mr. C is more comfortable dealing with wayward footballs than wayward equines.

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