Christine O'Donnell once advocated extreme chastity... to the point of forbidding masturbation. Frankly, it's an idea that could never work. But is religious sanctimony really part of her or the Tea Party's platform?
I recognize that parenthood is a journey filled with responsibility and challenges far greater than political quibbling. I also realize, that in the end, the political choices of our child are not up to us, but up to that squirming little fetus, who is currently making me puke and want to eat jars and jars of caramel ice cream topping. And yet, I am worried about what we will teach our child about conflict and resolution though our political wranglings. Will our child grow up to be polarized? Afraid of confrontation? Apathetic? Or will our child learn to build consensus and disagree with respect and love?
Last week we told you that Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston's second engagement might be on the rocks because Levi allegedly knocked up an ex-girlfriend, and now E! has confirmed that the camouflage-adorned wedding of Bristol's girlish dreams is off. Again. But Lanesia Garcia's pregnancy is reportedly not the reason.
Chelsea Clinton wed longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky this weekend, and the event followed in a long line of first daughters' weddings that have fascinated the entire nation. Here now are five of those girls, whose trips down the aisle were the most memorable.
Just weeks after getting engaged for the second time, Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin might be on the rocks, because an ex-girlfriend of Levi's is pregnant and he might be the father. The National Enquirer is reporting that while Bristol and Levi were broken up, Levi reunited with another ex, 19-year-old Lanesia Garcia, who's now up the stick and isn't quite sure who got her that way.
Al and Tipper Gore were Washington's fairytale couple—especially when they stood next to the Clintons. The high-school sweethearts stuck together through the rearing of four children, Al's eight tumultuous years as Vice President, and through his devastating loss to George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election. Luckily it seemed that things had gotten better for them in recent years—heck, Al won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007! And who can forget the famous kiss at the 2000 Democratic Convention? Yes, we admit it was a bit painful to witness, but before the Age of Obama, a glimpse into a happy, loving, political couple was such a breath of fresh air. "Wow," we all thought to ourselves, "if they're still happily married, there must be some hope for me!" But then, after 40 years of marriage the Gore's pulled the rug out from us all by announcing their separation. They didn't divulge much, saying only that the separation was "a mutual and mutually supportive decision". Well, like the rest of the country, the lack of information has driven us to speculation. The following are our best theories as to what may have caused the split.
The other day, as I watched Laura Bush tell Larry King that she’s pro-choice and pro-gay marriage, I instantly pictured the Bushes having shouting matches at the dinner table, looking around furtively to make sure no one was witnessing the spat. Reading my thoughts, Larry asked Laura whether their politics were a source of friction between the couple. Unflinchingly, Laura said no. "I understand his viewpoint," she said. "I really do. I understand his viewpoint, and he understands mine." Really???
Only two weeks past their 40th wedding anniversary, former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper have announced they are separating. Who would have thought the Clinton's would outlast them? In an "Email from Al and Tipper Gore," the couple said: "We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate. "This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further."
Elizabeth Edwards does not want John Edwards raising their children Emma (12) and Jack (10) after she is gone, especially if Rielle Hunter remains in the picture. And can you blame her? That nightmare scenario, however, is one that she is having to confront amidst reports that her health has "taken a turn for the worse lately." "She does not want Rielle anywhere near them," says a source to the New York Daily News, a fear made valid throughout the homewrecker's rambling GQ interview last March. After all, Rielle has made it abundantly clear that she remains patiently waiting with unconditional love to re-unite with her Johnny in marriage after Elizabeth's death. A sentiment to which Elizabeth replies, not over or in spite of my dead body.
Unless you've been living in a cave somewhere, (it's OK if you have been—we don't judge) you know that President Obama has really been shaking things up on Capitol Hill. Standing at the helm of the Democratic majority, he managed to push the first health care reform bill in 50 years (Medicare) through Congress. We have to admit, political parties aside, that this is an enormous achievement. But after the smoke has cleared, along with the shock and excitement, and the dismay of most Republicans, many are wondering how all this will affect their lives. And here at YourTango, of course we're worried about how this will impact our relationships. Government progress? Be still our hearts! But after the smoke has cleared, along with the shock and excitement, many are wondering how all this will affect their lives. And here at YourTango, of course we're worried about how this will impact our relationships. So with a salute to Uncle Sam, we put on our hard hats and dove into the 2,074 page bill to pull out the facts that matter most to you and your lover.
This Friday (March 12) Matt Damon is back to his badass, running, gunning and thinking ways with Green Zone. The handsome Oscar-ino (for Best Original Screenplay) teams up with "Bourne" episodes 2 and 3 director Paul Greengrass for this political blow 'em up. The big question, though, is "Green Zone" a date movie?
Jenny Sanford is talking to everyone in the hopes of selling a bazillion copies of her new book, "Staying True"...One interviewer who didn't just lob softballs at Jenny was GMA's new co-host George Stephanopoulos, who asked her if, after the scandal broke, she "called legislators to save her husband's job." Although she was thrown for a second, Jenny proved that living with a politician all those years rubbed off on her by answering, "Not to my knowledge. I don't recall calling anybody."
In an exclusive interview with 20/20's Barbara Walters, the governor's wife, Jenny Sanford, opens up about her marriage, revealing that Mark requested to remove the fidelity clause from their marriage vows. In a huge WTF moment, Jenny married Mark anyway, explaining "I questioned it, but I got past it ... along with other doubts that I had."
Do you feel like Angelina Jolie has been getting a lot of flak lately? Even though it was recently revealed that the actress donated a good chunk of money to charity with her husband Brad Pitt, she's at the center of some interesting political rumors this time around.