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What the Wives (and Family)
Have to Say
Wendy Vitter, wife of the Honorable David Vitter: She told the Newhouse News Service in 2000 that if her husband cheated on her, she won't act like Hillary Clinton and turn the other cheek, she would act like Lorena Bobbitt who famously whacked off her husband's penis. "If he does something like that, I'm walking away with one thing, and it's not alimony, trust me. I think fear is a very good motivating factor in a marriage."
June Kim, wife of the Honorable Jay Kim: "He is a congressman. He should be clean. He should be a role model. In fact, he is the most crime-committing person I know."
Marilyn Quayle, wife of the Honorable Dan Quayle, on the possibility of Dan messing around while on a golfing outing in Florida: "Anybody who knows Dan Quayle, knows he'd rather play golf than have sex any day."
Elizabeth Hoke, 15-year-old daughter of the Honorable Martin Hoke (who unwittingly observed on a live television feed that the reporter has "ze beega breasts"): "Well, Dad, that was a really dumb thing to say."
First wife of the Honorable Wes Cooley: "But that's Wester. He can't stop exaggerating to make himself look more than he really is."
Betty Talmadge, ex-wife of the Honorable Herman Talmadge, when asked how did that overcoat stuffed with $45,000 in $100 bills get transported back and forth from Washington to their Georgia home: "The Senator . . . My former husband."
Marianne Gingrich, second wife of the Honorable Newt Gingrich, who successfully obtained an annulment from her on the grounds that she had been previously married: "We were married 19 years, and now he wants to say it didn't exist."
Rita Jenrette, about her ex-husband the Honorable John Jenrette: she found him on Capitol Hill "drunk, undressed and lying on the floor in the arms of a woman who I knew was old enough to be his mother."