Ted Kennedy was as notorious for his scandalous private life as he was for his career. YourTango's Celebrity Love has constructed a timeline of the scandals that went on behind Ted Kennedy's loosely-closed doors for five decades.
That Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' story should evolve to include deeper, more sensual notes should come as no surprise. After all, she was the woman who introduced Chubby Checker's the twist to the White House. That said, recent revelations unearthed by author David Heymann do shock, at least a little bit. According to Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story, America's favorite First Lady had a passionate affair with her brother-in-law Bobby in the months after her husband's assassination. Romantic involvements of political figures, does it really matter? What's more, according to a review by the UK's The Telegraph:
Don't tell us your face is more complicated than the entire female body combined. If a woman can run a plastic razor up her leg while balancing on one foot, don't you think she can handle a battery operated Norelco? The female hair removal system revolves around a single blade and a smoldering pot of wax. Where's our flex and pivot technology?
Choosing can presidential candidate is just like dating for people who are passionate about politics. Padma Atluri has been dating presidents since she was 21. She writes, "I've never really dated Obama, or Clinton (although he is my "first"), or any politician, for that matter. But the intensity I've felt towards them rivals any other bond I've shared. Because, let's face it: political courtship, especially in an election year, parallels romantic courtship. I've found myself going through the same patterns with presidential candidates as I do with the boys I like. Below, the nine benchmarks of dating men and presidential candidates. "
Can a conservative and a liberal move beyond their political views to find love? The answer is a resounding yes! Back in January, Caroline Tiger penned our piece "Can A Democrat Love A Republican," in which she wrote about dating someone of opposite political persuasion. Tiger, professional freelance writer, author of several books including "The Long Distance Relationship Guide: Advice for the Geographically Challenged" and the etiquette tome, "How To Behave: Dating & Sex," can now add newlywed to her resume, and we can finally put a face and name to the initial "J" in our political love story.
In our series on the 2008 presidential couples; Tango explores the Obamas. Barack and Michelle met each other at a law firm; he worked for her. Now he's one of the most famous first-term Senator of all time. But they're still partners and would likely make a formidable White House pair. Tango explores whether or not they are the best suited of the front-running candidate to call themselves Mr. and Mrs. President. "They met in 1989, while he was still a student at Harvard Law School (where he was the first black president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review). Barack was interning for a Chicago law firm, and Michelle was his summer supervisor. She later told a reporter that she fell for him 'for the same reason many other people respect him: his connection with people.' Throughout his political career, she has been an asset. A Princeton grad, she's a Chicago native from the city's South Side. That association helped him win seats both in the Illinois legislature and the Senate. Now an executive at the University of Chicago Hospitals, she's savvy in dual roles as career woman and political wife. In an interview in The New Yorker, she was frank about the stress of the latter role: 'It's hard, and that’s why Barack is such a grateful man.'"
Politics: you can't escape 'em. Even if you're not a die-hard CNBC junkie you probably have an opinion about the 2008 Presidential election, and if you don't, well that's a political decision as well. And no matter how hard you try, affairs of state will enter into your relationship in some form or another. So whether you're thinking about discussing Sarah Palin with your new beau, aruging about voting with your old man or wondering what goes on between Barack and Michelle, YourTango's got you covered. Check out our stories below to find out about the intersection of politics and relationships.
If politics are important to you, discussing your beliefs early on in a relationship is important. Differing views shouldn't kill a bourgeoning relationship (Democrats and Republicans can get along in the bedroom and in life), but is there a stigma against those who opt out entirely? Love Buzz polled our friends and contributors to find out.
Politics makes for strange bedfellows indeed. My husband and I have been married for 21 argumentative years. Technically 10 argumentative years, until I switched my political party affiliations. We had never seen eye to eye on anything, and we rarely had the same opinion on politics. When we first met, we had rousing arguments about who should be President of the United States. We had different opinions on why past politicians did lousy jobs as president or vice president. The only issue on which we agreed was that President Ronald Reagan's trickle down theory of economics was benefiting people who were already rich.