Video: Scarborough wonders, does Fred’s wife “work the pole”?

posted at 12:22 pm on June 4, 2007 by Allahpundit

It’s not absolutely clear what he means by that, but given that there are only two obvious interpretations and the more charitable one involves stripping, it’s safe to say it’s an insult. The boss wonders if this is just his attempt to ape Imus or if “ho” humor is mandatory for the MSNBC morning time slot.

If Fred’s so-crazy-it-just-might-work Internet strategy pans out and he does snag the nomination, expect a whole lot more of this from the proud progressive feminists of the left during the campaign. Not the mainstream parts — they’ll want to do it but know they can’t get away with it — but among our friends in the nutroots. It’ll be vicious and relentless and eventually one of them will go too far with their little photoshop habit and we’ll hammer them into a watery blue paste over it. Omri Ceren called it six weeks ago. Prepare yourselves.

Update: Wash out the bad taste with a little good humor from Mitt about the newest candidate in the race.

Update: The Boston Herald’s already starting:

Perhaps Fred’s wife “Jeri” – yes, with an “i” – helps Fred with AARP, Viagra-ed up men: “You still got it goin’, Fred, you dirty dog.”

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CyberCipher on June 4, 2007 at 7:07 PM

Sorry, you are right. I worry about what kind of world this will be when my grandchildren are grown. I don’t want my 10 day old granddaughter forced to wear a burka!

ChrisIansNana on June 4, 2007 at 9:47 PM

Phred’s a dawg and Scarborough is totally jealous.

ix-nay on the oveting-cay there boy.

Mojave Mark on June 4, 2007 at 9:52 PM

She is well outside the norm and I am waiting for to justify the lossening of standards.

cs, you are no gentleman. If she was my wife and you were talking like that about her, I’d have a thing or two to say to you outside.

From all I’ve read, Jeri is a loving wife and mother, and a beautiful, politically savvy woman in this modern world.

BTW, what is a “lossening”? Is that like a leastining or a loosering or a lesstening?

Tennman on June 4, 2007 at 9:56 PM

ChrisIansNana on June 4, 2007 at 9:33 PM

The fakery of fred? concerning the pickup truck is all over the net and corroborated by his manager. And, again, do a google image search of Jeri and you’ll see them. And remember, we are not talking about the subjectiveness of her choice of fashion. The point is how do those choices reflect upon a potential first lady and the image of the presidency.

If she was my wife and you were talking like that about her, I’d have a thing or two to say to you outside.
Tennman on June 4, 2007 at 9:56 PM

Am I supposed to be surprised that you would resort to threats in this case? I’m not, because you have completely missed the point and have become irrational. Seen it lots, and lots of times with people who don’t pay attention.

From all I’ve read, Jeri is a loving wife and mother, and a beautiful, politically savvy woman in this modern world.

So what? Who claimed otherwise? That’s a straw man.

Just what conversation are you following? It seems you have interjected yourself into a discussion and missed the original context.

csdeven on June 4, 2007 at 10:41 PM

I have already explained why I think her breast exposure is not first lady-ish. Still waiting for YOU to explain why it is in sync with the conservative values expected of a first lady and how it creates a statesmanlike image the office of the president requires.

Last I checked she is not first lady right now. Also as you yourself have pointed out multiple times on other threads Fred was not a candidate at the time these pictures were taken and still is technically not a candidate. I fail to see the problem. Now if she wears this stuff after Fred officially becomes a candidate you might have a point, but as of right now you don’t have a point unless you have decided to totally contradict your previous points, and if so then you have no credibility.

Gianni on June 4, 2007 at 11:02 PM

Just what conversation are you following? It seems you have interjected yourself into a discussion and missed the original context.

Oh, I know the original context. It’s whether or not Jeri is fair game. She isn’t. Threats? LOL! I said “IF she was my wife.” She’s not.

This is a forum, like any other. I get to inject my thoughts any time I care to as long as I don’t violate the house rules. To make the assumption that someone hasn’t read what you’ve written, oh, nineteen times now in this thread, is characteristic of your arguments, which pretty much border on juvenile hyperbole.

Tennman on June 4, 2007 at 11:03 PM

Gianni on June 4, 2007 at 11:02 PM

You fail to see it because you are getting into this hours behind and you are trying to pick up someone else’s argument and you really have missed it.

Oh, I know the original context. It’s whether or not Jeri is fair game. She isn’t. Threats? LOL! I said “IF she was my wife.” She’s not.

Again, you miss it. I never insulted Jeri so this was never about fair game. “Fair game” is the straw man you have invented because you think you have the perfect defense for it. So, here you are desperately trying to force me to take up that straw man so you can impress yourself by knocking it down. Well, you’ll just have to find someone else to play your game.

It was clear that all things being equal, in a real life situation, you would threaten me. (again, you can’t even stay focused in your own scenario!) You would act like that because you have totally missed the point. You are showing that you’re the type of person that misunderstands someone and instead of stopping to think, you resort to threats. Reaaaaallll mature. You should realllllly resist your first inclination and think a little deeper, because I am about 10 steps ahead of you here.

This is a forum, like any other. I get to inject my thoughts any time I care to as long as I don’t violate the house rules.

Go cry to your mommy about what you get to do. You sure do get to foolishly inject yourself into discussions you don’t understand, and I get to call you on your misunderstanding when you do. Which I did, and am about to again.

To make the assumption that someone hasn’t read what you’ve written, oh, nineteen times now in this thread, is characteristic of your arguments, which pretty much border on juvenile hyperbole.
Tennman on June 4, 2007 at 11:03 PM

There is no need to assume. Your total failure to grasp the situation has been evident from the beginning and, as I just illustrated, you continue to slavishly hold to your wishful thinking because you can see you’re out on a limb and I’m sawing it off behind you.

csdeven on June 4, 2007 at 11:30 PM

Still waiting for you to defend the image of a first lady showing her breasts to the world. I’ll understand if you can’t do it, but at least admit your error.

csdeven on June 4, 2007 at 5:22 PM

I really wouldn’t get in a tizzy about it. She’s not the first lady yet and they all have handlers who take care of stuff like that. Your comments are more offensive than the dress. Maybe you need a handler too.

Connie on June 4, 2007 at 11:49 PM

Again, you miss it. I never insulted Jeri so this was never about fair game

Oh, really?

I doubt anyone would care if the first lady walks around with her jugs hanging out.

she has those babies on display

what harm can she do with her tits hanging out?

what harm can she do if the first lady shares her breasts with the world?

EVERY pic of Jeri had her jumblies on display for all to see.

I don’t think I’m failing to grasp the situation. The question from the top has been did Scarborough go too far in attacking Jeri. We’re not talking about a first lady, we’re not talking about a Paris Hilton or a Lindsey Lohan. We’re talking about a new mother and wife of a potential presidential candidate.

Who missed the point? I’ll let others decide. Tough to debate when your words are there for all to see.

Tennman on June 4, 2007 at 11:51 PM

Tennman on June 4, 2007 at 11:51 PM

Yeah? So what? You are just proving that you skim through comments and look for stuff that offends you. Then you build a straw man and try to get somebody to take the bait.

And WHY is Jeri’s wardrobe an issue?

BECAUSE SHE MAY BE A POTENTIAL FIRST LADY.

AND THAT is the context of my comments, not your straw man argument that Jeri is off limits.

I really wouldn’t get in a tizzy about it.
Connie on June 4, 2007 at 11:49 PM

Does kelliD have her hand up your back working your mouth? How can you have the audacity to stick your nose into a conversation and try to spin it your liking? If you’d like to find out what kelliD’s point was and argue it, then by all means, you can make her point. My question remains….still waiting for you, or kelliD to explain why exposing ones breasts is in sync with the values of a conservative first lady and how it upholds the image the presidency demands because THAT is the argument that she was making.

If you would like to make your own point, then by all means make it, but don’t try to use someone else’s discussion as a basis for a BS out of context point and then try to hold others comments to bolster your argument.

It is ALWAYS best to start your own point and not take up someone else’s point. That way, we are both in on the conversation from the beginning and in context.

csdeven on June 5, 2007 at 12:13 AM

csdeven on June 5, 2007 at 12:13 AM

See, you’re missing the point again. If your intention was to say, “A first lady must be more circumscribe in her choice of clothing,” well, that’s a concept we can all wrap around.

But if you can’t see in the real world how your comments are offensive and in the nature of a personal attack on someone’s wife, I beg/dare you to go to a business luncheon or a bar or a church or a party and tell a man that his wife’s t*ts are hanging out for the world to see, and, gee that offends you. I submit you’ll have a very good view of the ceiling or floor very quickly.

Tennman on June 5, 2007 at 12:27 AM

Holy Cow.

“A first lady must be more circumscribe in her choice of clothing,”

*circumspect*

Whole ‘nother meaning. Sorry about that.

Tennman on June 5, 2007 at 12:51 AM

“A first lady must be more circumscribe in her choice of clothing,”
*circumspect*
Whole ‘nother meaning. Sorry about that.
Tennman on June 5, 2007 at 12:51 AM

You mean you like the “cut” of her clothing in a roundabout sort of way.

Mojave Mark on June 5, 2007 at 1:10 AM

Mojave Mark on June 5, 2007 at 1:10 AM

LOL! Thanks for the assist.

Tennman on June 5, 2007 at 1:28 AM

But, times change, and if the clenis can completely shame the office and no one cares, what harm can she do if the first lady shares her breasts with the world?
csdeven on June 4, 2007 at 3:55 PM

Come on now – Bob Dole was hawking ED treatments almost a decade ago.

The MSM will go out of their way to talk sh*t on Fred!’s wife – they know that he’s going to be a viable threat to any Dhimmicrat in the national election. So, if they disparage his wife and lob personal insults toward his family, it might convince him NOT to run, which would be good for the dhimmicrats.
pullingmyhairout on June 4, 2007 at 1:22 PM

Hmm kind of like the hits Hillary and Teresa Kerry took when their husbands were running. I think you are more likely to see the “MSM” highlight the fact over and over that Hillary and Obama are good family people, married only once and hence strong supporters of family values – then quick aside about the fact that Rudy and Fred weren’t stand by their women kind of men of the traditional values mold.

Call me a troll or whatever – It is not my opinion just a guess at what you are more likely to see in the ads.

Bradky on June 5, 2007 at 1:58 AM

“A first lady must be more circumscribe in her choice of clothing,” well, that’s a concept we can all wrap around.
Tennman on June 5, 2007 at 12:27 AM

Well, you’re getting closer. You must have finally went back a read from the beginning.

But still you persist with trying to get me to take up your straw man argument. You need to go back and start over. Read every comment and then you’ll see how it was others who turned this into a perceived personal attack on Jeri. I gave her the benefit of the doubt from the beginning.

csdeven on June 5, 2007 at 9:19 AM

And WHY is Jeri’s wardrobe an issue?

BECAUSE SHE MAY BE A POTENTIAL FIRST LADY.

But she is NOT a potential first lady until Fred announces. What she has worn in the past should not be an issue.

so I doubt anyone would care if the first lady walks around with her jugs hanging out.

That is in your first comment. Sorry I don’t see that as giving her the benefit of the doubt, but more of what you the people would do. From that comment you are implying that she would walk around with her jugs hanging out if she was first lady, when you have no idea what she would do as Fred hasn’t even announced yet. She was not portraying herself as the future first lady at the time these were taken so what she was wearing then is not relevant.

Gianni on June 5, 2007 at 9:54 AM

I just love cyber-fighting. good times.

pullingmyhairout on June 5, 2007 at 10:02 AM

Sorry, cs, to return so late to the party but had to pickup the kids, make dinner for my family. My point is that Jeri Thompson has done nothing wrong. I didn’t realize that conservatives had a dress code. Thanks for the heads up.

KelliD on June 5, 2007 at 10:15 AM

Gianni on June 5, 2007 at 9:54 AM

You are adding your perception to what I said. You are out of context. The comment was made that the references to Jeri were starting already. Meaning she isn’t even a potential first lady yet. I was responding in that vein by saying if the Clenis can get oral sex and nobody cares, why would a first ladies jugs hanging out be a problem. Savvy?

csdeven on June 5, 2007 at 12:25 PM

I didn’t realize that conservatives had a dress code. Thanks for the heads up.
KelliD on June 5, 2007 at 10:15 AM

Yeah, well while you were doing your job, I didn’t get dinner made or the dishes washed. At 10:30, the wife stuck her head in the office and glared at me. YIKES! :-)

Yes, conservatives do have conservative dress codes for first ladies and the common wardrobe choices of a possible candidate for first lady, would be a concern. Do you find it as interesting as I do that no one will answer the question I have asked?

csdeven on June 5, 2007 at 12:30 PM

Scaborough’s a tool and those comments were totally inappropriate. However I do think the age disparity is going to hurt Fred! with women voters. At least, based on the focus group of one I have at home.

Dudley Smith on June 5, 2007 at 12:57 PM

That’s fine for a Washington insider, but does it really speak well for a potential first lady to be that superficial about her body?

Correct me if that’s not the question to which you are refering. Is this based on the one picture of Jeri Thompson, being led through a crowd by her husband, taken at an akward angle? I saw an official picture from the event and I thought she looked stunning. After seeing the paparazzi pix Mrs. Thompson may rethink how certain outfits could be photographed. I guess time will tell. But a blanket indictment kind of got under my skin because I know what it is like to finally get your body back after a baby and wanting to feel like a woman. Plus, as with any well endowed woman, short of a big baggy sweater “the girls” are going to be a part of the picture.

KelliD on June 5, 2007 at 1:37 PM

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