The political stage is made ever more entertaining when a truly colorful, probably deranged character waltzes out upon it. Such is the case of Lee Whitnum, former mistress of John Kerry, and Democratic candidate for U.S Congress in Connecticut's 4th District.
Whitnum seeks to run against Jim Himes, the darling of the left-wing blogosphere, for the Democratic nomination, and unseat Republican Representative Chris Shays. There is only one thing in between her and ultimate victory... herself.
First of all, a politician has to have an identifiable name. She has too many names to keep track of. She is alternately known as Lee Whitnum, Lisa Whitnum and perhaps most notoriously as Lee Roystone, the author of "Hedge Fund Mistress," a naughty tale of her days as John Kerry's lover.
Roystone/Whitnum has a disturbing online scrapbook of her times with John Kerry. Go here to see it, and promptly take a shower afterward. Her photos are nothing special, they could have been assembled by anyone who had ever attended a Kerry event. But the text really reveals someone who appears to have a very unhealthy obsession with the former Democratic presidential contender.
Her scrapbook is filled with laughable assertions such as "I loved listening to his speeches. He writes his own speeches on yellow legal pads. He used to always say 'idear'. Honey - it's idea. 'I know,' he
said. 'I always say that.' "
Fascinating. Really gives you an insider look into the machinations of Kerry's great brain like no one else could.
To read her drivel and see her obsess about Kerry makes me think she is ready to go Glenn Close on one of his rabbits.
I can find nothing in her background that makes her a serious candidate. These are scary days... being a president's wife qualifies you for the U.S. Senate. And being a Senator's former lover apparently qualifies one to be in Congress.