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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Marriage & Politics

The NYRB has an interesting tidbit about Ehud Olmert, prime minister of Israel:

Olmert's wife, Aliza, an artist known for her support of the leftist Peace Now, recently told an interviewer that . . . [b]efore the recent elections . . . she had never voted for her husband. Now she had done so, because, she said, Olmert had undergone "a deep change." She was only sorry it had not happened thirty years earlier.

Do you know of American politicians' partners who are so open about not voting for their spouses?  Is there a President in recent memory whose wife didn't vote for him?

Posted by Ethan Leib on June 14, 2006 at 07:25 PM in Article Spotlight | Permalink


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I think I would probably not vote for my husband just out of fear of becoming first lady.

Posted by: Bev | Jun 14, 2006 9:17:45 PM

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