AN Essex girl may be the first lady with a tongue stud to have set her sights on the White House. The wife of Dennis Kucinich, a left-wing Democratic congressman and 2008 presidential candidate, is a 29-year-old hippie chick from Upminster at the end of London Underground’s District line.Creepy? You make the call. Hat Tip: Say Anything. really excellent blogging over at Say Anything, I encourage a visit.
Elizabeth Kucinich, née Harper, has been on the stump with her husband, a 60-year-old anti-war campaigner from Cleveland, Ohio, mingling with the likes of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama backstage at the Democratic presidential debates. “There’s a kind of camaraderie,” she said.
A 6ft tall willowy redhead who has been compared to Arwen Evenstar, the Lord of the Rings character, she towers over her diminutive husband. “Who cares?” she said in an interview. “I like wearing high heels so I’m used to being taller than most men I stand next to.”
Nor is she bothered by their 31-year age difference. “I have never noticed it at all,” she said. “Dennis is a very mature but young-at-heart gentleman and we complement each other.”
Kucinich met her husband-to-be two years ago when she visited his office in the House of Representatives with her boss as a volunteer worker for the American Monetary Institute, an offbeat group dedicated to reforming the “unjust monetary system”.
It was love at first sight for both of them. Immediately after their meeting, Dennis Kucinich phoned a friend and said: “I’ve met her [my future wife].”
Meanwhile, John Edwards, the-good-hair-candidate who spends $400 at the beauty salon, said today; Service should be mandatory and that all young people should serve their country, "not just poor kids who get sent to war." That's how he views our current military: "poor kids who get sent to war." Edwards then said that; "the world thinks we're a bully and we're selfish." He did not officially confirm if he agrees with that assessment. He then called on people to protest the Iraq war this Memorial Day as an act of "patriotism." Paul Morin, National Commander of the American Legion, called Edwards remarks "as inappropriate as a political bumper sticker on an Arlington headstone." It's like a freak show on Mars, I swear!
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