Tag Archive for ‘Betty Ford’

Ivana Be First Lady: Trump Wives Tales, A President Who Married His Niece & Other Multiple-Wife Presidencies

Most Americans are entirely unaware of the scandalous fact that a President lived in the White House at the same time with both of his wives. And there was that sensitive First Lady who was so jealous over the first… Read More ›

Those Seventies Women: Betty Ford on Mary Tyler Moore, Mary Tyler Moore at Betty Ford

Mary and Betty. Plain names, but when associated with two particularly famous women, both names can still become vivid enough to instantly recall their smiling wit and immediately place them in our collective memories, even for those not yet born… Read More ›

Whore, Hayseed, Bigamist, Bigot, Slut, Snob, Drunk: Candidate Wives As Campaign Issues

Earlier this week, another malicious skirmish broke out on the presidential campaign trail. First came an advertisement from a wing of the Stop-Trump movement using an old advertising photograph of the the candidate’s wife Melania Trump, a former model, showing… Read More ›

First Ladies You Mightn’t Know Were Irish, from Jackie Kennedy to Dolley Madison

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so the saying goes. The leaves of presidential family trees certainly prove this, especially when the definition is widened to include those popularly known as “Scotch-Irish,” a general term which usually (but not… Read More ›

First Ladies in China: Jackie Onassis Kidnapped, Pat Nixon’s Coat, Lou Hoover’s Pistol & Other Tales

On March 19, First Lady Michelle Obama became the fifteenth American First Lady who journeyed to China, six of whom went as incumbent First Ladies. She will be there until March 26. In telling the stories of her fourteen predecessors… Read More ›

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