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Guarding Jackie


This piece by former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill is a must-read:

Being on the first lady’s detail was a lot different from being on the president’s. It was just the two of us, traveling the world together. Mrs. Kennedy was active and energetic — she loved to play tennis, water-ski and ride horses. She had a great sense of humor, and we grew to trust and confide in each other, as close friends do.

In early 1963, Mrs. Kennedy shared with me the happy news that she was pregnant again. She had curtailed her physical activities and had settled into a routine at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., for the last few months of her pregnancy. I was on a rare day off when I got the call that she had gone into early labor. I raced to the hospital at Otis Air Force Base, arriving shortly after she did.

The president, who had been in Washington, arrived soon after she delivered their new baby boy, whom they named Patrick Bouvier Kennedy.

When Patrick died two days later, Mrs. Kennedy was devastated. I felt as if my own son had died, and we grieved together.

More here.

For someone who spent almost all of her adult life in the spotlight it’s amazing that Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy/Onassis is still an enigma.




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The Lions Share: Hitting the Wall

Join us at 8:00PM EST tonight for the Lions Share on PUMA United Radio (PURrrr) as we talk about Bill Ayers, tied polls, Glenn Beck, our newest fan? and our recent notoriety.

Oh, and as for Palin’s wardrobe makeover?  Here’s a blast from the past about Michelle Obama.  At least Sarah Palin isn’t just imitating a Kennedy.

The Kennedy Image Masters at Work

Ok, we know who Obama is trying to channel. We know he got the Hyannis seal of approval. But do he and Michelle have the same stylists as the Kennedys? It sure looks that way.

Take a look:

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Tell me I’m dreaming, I know for sure that the pink boucle jacket of Jackie’s suit had 3/4 length sleeves because here’s the pic that shows it:

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Jeez, even the frickin’ hairstyle is the same. And they call Hillary inauthentic. Look, I’m not trying to be tasteless here. After all, it wasn’t *my* idea that Michelle Obama wear an almost identical suit to the one that Jackie wore that fateful day. But you’d have to be crazy to think this is just a coincidence.