The Ongoing Saga of Jeri Kehn Thompson

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

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  1. laura says:

    I think that is a pretty crappy thing to say about her.

    I also think that, since the R party spent years claiming to be the morally superior party of traditional family values, it is appropriate to scream “Hypocrisy!” if the party nominates a man who is married to a busty blonde who appears to be young enough to be his granddaughter.

  2. Paul Barnes says:

    But she is 40. Granted, there is an age difference, but good for her for looking so young.

  3. Kevin Bakko says:

    Mark my words… Jeri Thompson is going to become the cause-celeb for women–liberal and conservative–who are tired of people (male AND female) who believe that busts and brains are required to be adversely proportionate. As well-spoken and articulate as Jeri Thompson appears to be, her appearance will only serve to endure her to female voters.

    Sadly, men and women on the left–desperate for any issue, real or imagined–will not give Mrs. T credit for anything positive. They will contend that she has been coached. They will fail to accept the fact that she, herself, was and is a political media coach herself.

    Strong conservative candidate AND attractive wife? Doesn’t get any better than that!

  4. Kevin Bakko says:

    Mark my words… Jeri Thompson is going to become the cause-celeb for women–liberal and conservative–who are tired of people (male AND female) who believe that busts and brains are required to be adversely proportionate. As well-spoken and articulate as Jeri Thompson appears to be, her appearance will only serve to endear her to female voters.

    Sadly, men and women on the left–desperate for any issue, real or imagined–will not give Mrs. T credit for anything positive. They will contend that she has been coached. They will fail to accept the fact that she, herself, was and is a political media coach herself.

    Strong conservative candidate AND attractive wife? Doesn’t get any better than that!

  5. peachslugger says:

    She a beautiful woman but she needs an image tweak. She needs to play up her resemblance to Eva Peron and go for kind of a retro-glam look – sophisticated, elegant and opulent.