For any V100 listeners who came here today expecting to read the story of the Easter Pig, I apologize. It's been postponed for a week, delayed by my preoccupation with news about a different sort of pig: New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. Connoisseur of high-dollar prostitutes.
Honestly, I don't care what Gov. Spitzer chose to do with his money or morals. I don't care that this hypocrite extraordinaire sucked up camera time over the past few years lambasting others who were caught committing the same offenses he now faces himself. Ooh. Big surprise.
That's not what has me so bent out of shape.
It's his wife.
Yet another steel-spined political wife, standing by her man.
Hillary Clinton stood by Bill throughout the Lewinsky affair. Sen. Larry Craig's wife, Suzanne, appeared grafted to his side after his bizarre bathroom debacle. And Matos McGreevey, wife of former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, performed her loyal dog act after her husband's affair with a male aide was made public.
My question isn't why, but where? Where are these politicians finding these women they marry? Isn't Stepford a fictional place?
What also puzzles me is the reasoning some women - including the wronged wives - are giving for supporting these wives who are supporting their husbands (who are supporting high-dollar call girls, male aides and those of toe-tapping talents).
"I wanted to embrace her and say, 'Be strong, you'll survive this,'" Matos McGreevey told The Associated Press when asked about Spitzer's wife, Silda.
Asked why she believes political wives choose to stand with their husbands as they face the press, McGreevey said, "I did it because he was my husband ... I had a daughter ... I wanted her to know I was there for her father."