"About eight months ago, I was tasked with an assignment: Starting in South Carolina, I would follow Governor Mitt “Tin Man” Romney on the long trail, from winter to summer of his life’s most important year. My job was to get as close to the candidate as possible on a mission of the spirit: to search for signs of genuine life, to spy out those remnants of the candidate’s humanity not yet blown to smithereens in the psyops war between the campaign and the press. In that time, I have learned a few things. Those things are these.”
- Wells Tower hits the campaign trail with the Republican candidate
People joining Pinterest often get drawn into the excitement of quick and florid self-expression followed by instant feedback. Still, Ann Romney’s move was a little stunning. Mitt Romney’s devoted wife—Mormon convert, mother of five, would-be first lady of the United States—champions a chronicle of … an open marriage?
"The Karenins, husband and wife, continued living in the same house, met every day, but were complete strangers to one another. Aleksey Aleksandrovich made it a rule to see his wife every day, so that the servants might have no grounds for suppositions, but avoided dining at home. Vronsky was never at Aleksey Aleksandrovich’s house, but Anna saw him away from home, and her husband was aware of it."
Let’s just say the medium made her do it. Pinterest has been described as “crack for women” (although isn’t crack crack for women?). Keeping scrapbooks, chocked with mementos and photos and locks of Ringo Starr’s hair, has long been condescended to as a pastime of moms and grandmas, who paste and caption to wile away their waning years on breaks from Sudoku.
Virginia Heffernan's latest column is about Pinterest and Mitt Romney's wife Ann's use of it, and how surprising it is that she would pin a book about “dissatisfied aristocratic wife committing adultery, leaving her high-ranking govt official husband before inevitable tragic end.”