Quote: Political Advantages of a ‘Fat’ Wife


Title: Game Change
Author: John Heilemann
Author: Mark Halperin
Page: 126

In one of the focus groups conducted by Hickman in Edwards’s Senate race, voters trashed him as a pretty-boy shyster—until they saw pictures of Elizabeth, four years his senior. “I like that he’s got a fat wife,” one woman said. “I thought he’d be married to a Barbie or a cheerleader.”

And they wonder why Elizabeth was not a happy camper.

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