Politics and strange bedfellows
August 30, 2000 1:12 PM   Subscribe

Politics and strange bedfellows It's like slowing down to watch a car wreck, but more compelling. It's the scene from "Waiting to Exhale," when Angela Bassett took a match to her husband's belongings, writ large. It's probably not the start of a take-no-shorts stance from more political wives, as exemplified by the Giuliani/Hanover ruckus in New York, but it's still noteworthy: I never heard of Coretta Scott King, Effi Barry, Jackie Jackson or any other African American political wife doing something like this before.
posted by allaboutgeorge (8 comments total)
Lovely audio and images on Kimble's web site. A real class act.
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:19 PM on August 30, 2000

It's like slowing down to watch a car wreck involving guests of the Jerry Springer Show.

This Kimble fella seems to be one Grade-A freak (I'm not sure what to say about Mrs. Wynn).
posted by Avogadro at 1:43 PM on August 30, 2000

I know what to say about Mrs. Wynn... that she's playing the race card in one of the ugliest ways possible.

I have *no* doubt that she's hurting, and if her allegation is true it had to be a hell of a slap in the face, but what her marriage has to do with his ability to serve as a legislator I don't know, to say nothing of the skin color of the woman her husband (allegedly) is now with.
posted by Sapphireblue at 2:06 PM on August 30, 2000

I liked this:
"I'm not motivated by any kind of spite," said Jessie Wynn, who wed the congressman in 1994. Kimble, she said, "is the best person to represent us in the 4th District."
posted by sylloge at 3:08 PM on August 30, 2000

I find this ordeal incredibly sad. No spite my ass.
posted by evilmaryellen at 3:27 PM on August 30, 2000

No, spite my ass. Nose, bite my ass.

posted by sylloge at 3:34 PM on August 30, 2000

Geez. This kind of action makes you think that leaving Jessie Wynn for another woman, white or otherwise, was the right thing to do.
posted by aaron at 4:41 PM on August 30, 2000

There is no honor among thieves.
posted by tamim at 4:46 PM on August 30, 2000

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