BUT REPUBLICANS WOULD NEVER PLAY THE CLASS CARD AGAINST A CANDIDATE'S WIFE!
TownHall columnist Thomas Sowell, writing shortly after the 2004 election:
Anyone who grew up in the South is bound to have heard the phrase "poor white trash." Teresa Heinz Kerry has given us a new category -- rich white trash.
Sowell received a National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush in February 2003, "for prolific scholarship melding history, economics, and political science. He has applied lessons from diverse times and places to the greatest challenges of our day."
On July 29, [2004,] Elaine Lafferty, editor-in-chief of Ms. magazine, appeared on FOX News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor to discuss FOX News anchor Chris Wallace's recent comparison of Teresa Heinz Kerry to Eva Perón, wife of former Argentinean dictator Juan Perón, during Wallace's July 27 coverage of the Democratic National Convention. The incident ... occurred when Wallace, in his capacity as a FOX News reporter, mocked Heinz Kerry's speech at the convention by commenting: "[B]y the end, I half expected her to break out into 'Don't Cry for Me, Argentina.'"
On the July 29 edition of his FOX News Channel show, Bill O'Reilly opened his conversation with Lafferty by saying, "Now, come on, Elaine, that was about as harmless as it comes. You guys are complaining about this?" O'Reilly then added, "I don't think anybody watching this broadcast tonight, with the exception of you and the Ms. magazine babes, are offended by that comment."