Wisconsin Senate Candidate Tommy Thompson Had to Be A Lobbyist Because “My Wife Likes To Shop”

Most Republicans are trying to run on “traditional values” like family (as long as it’s a two parent, male/female one), church, and the type of old-fashioned gender roles that would make the Cleaver Family proud.

Tommy Thompson? Now he is a traditional Republican. Fighting for his political life in a tight race for Senate against Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, Thompson is forcing his way back into the political arena, having left government behind after a stint as the Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George  W. Bush.

What has Thompson been doing since then? Well, he took a little time to earn money as a lobbyist, like so many former high level politicians do. But don’t get him wrong, it wasn’t his idea to use his governmental influence in exchange for financial gain.

See, his wife likes to shop.

Via Blogging Blue, a lovely video of Thompson discussing his wife’s need for more money to buy pretty things.

One can only assume that in exchange for his earning copious amounts of money to feed her shopping habits, she also made sure his dinner was warm when he got home, and the house was nice and tidy. After all, what could be more traditional than that?

Is it any wonder the GOP is seeing a gender gap?

Image via tommyforwisconsin.com

  • http://www.punditmom.com Joanne Bamberger

    I like to shop, too. Scored an amazing pair of cute shoes yesterday at Target that had been marked down to $5 😉

  • http://compostermom.okaybyme.net Daisy

    Gag. I am appalled that Tommy thinks he represents my fair state of Wisconsin. I’m more like Joanne; finding a great deal in a thrift or second-hand store is my kind of shopping.

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