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    Quote Originally Posted by thedragonlady;4038027;
    ...I'm fascinated by Mary,...Her claim to have spent lots of time at the Kennedy residence(s) actully says nothing at all. She's far too young to have spent time w/any main character Kennedy
    She may have - there have always been lots of events there, held in various places, but for me, that is just part of the fun!

    Of course no regime anywhere is very likely to sign off on having their actual workers/operatives/anchor crew, whatever become characters on any reality show, much less the Real Housewives series, so we get to watch the Washington version of "groupies" Put on Airs and have parties featuring Janet Jackson's chef, who also once worked for Tyra! and brag about how they went to some party or other, typically a "fund raiser," with hundreds -or thousands - of other people, and at some point, a famous politician made an appearance (and probably made a little speech and walked around and shook a few hands)

    It is very believable that in she or pretty much anybody else might have attended an event held at one of their 9 bazillion huge properties, some really "informal" thing where people brought their kids.

    All the "major Kennedys" had little kids themselves back then - as did a lot of people, hence the term "Baby Boom," and the whole family fun thing was a major aspect of the public presentation, image strategy, whatever you want to call it.

    What I mean is, I think she is saying that when she was little, her parents took her to some event or events that featured a Kennedy-owned location, and possibly even an appearance by a Genuine Kennedy.

    Having gone to those events is, like being the grandchild of a really famous radio personality in the 50s and 60s, is to this day, her mantle of status, the jewel in the crown of her identity!

    The show's Big Connection is the English lady's husband that takes PR stills. Or did. I read somewhere that he is working somewhere else now. I have no idea if that is true, I just read it in some random internet comment, so please don't hold me to it!

    Oh, and I think the one they cast in the "party crash" event may have actually worked on organizing some function or other that was intended to raise money for the "presidential campaign," and in the course of that, got to meet the current president.

    So it is one of those things that gets all twisty.

    While in a way, everything that goes on in the discretionary income class of the Greater Metro Washington Area can be said to have something to do with politics, and I will repeat my assertion that I don't think it will be possible to prevent the show being perceived by some viewers as "too political," - I'm sure you've seen the hullaballoo over the scene where one of them expressed a favorable view of one famous politician, and a less favorable view of another!

    But at the same time, nothing that any of the cast of the show does really has anything to do with actual politics, even in the sense of the public show business spectacle of campaign & election extravaganzas - the one who may have had a hand in "organizing," (or possibly catering, or arranging the catering?) is as close as they're going to get - let alone anything or anyone even remotely connected to with actual policy making - because nothing about that is public, and even somebody in the lowest tier of "clerical" jobs would so not be on the show!
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    Remember that the Kennedy family is huge and having grown up in the D.C. area, I've read a lot about them and their various events. For many years, there was a pet show (?) every year at Hickory Hill in McLean, the Bobby Kennedy estate, and the late writer Art Buchwald was master of ceremonies. It was bedlum apparently but fun. I think it was open to anyone who wanted to donate to a charity (I assume - since I never went).

    One of the Kennedy grandchildren (I can never remember which one) lives about two miles from me in suburban Virginia. I ride by their house occasionally (nice house, but definitely not an estate) and see bikes outside.

    So the Kennedy family knows lots of people. When Mary was growing up, Arthur Godfrey was still a well-known public figure for his radio show and since Mary's father was a lobbyist, she probably DID spend a lot of time with the Kennedys.

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    Problem is you never know what's a set up with these people. Would he get his mom to call the cops on him for a write-up? Probably.



    TMZ has learned White House party crasher Tareq Salahi had a run-in with police just a few weeks ago -- after his own mother called the cops, claiming he was trespassing at the family winery.

    According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, it all went down at the Oasis Winery in Virginia -- a place Tareq's parents founded back in 1977. Tareq and his parents have been at war over Oasis for years, because his parents claim Tareq ran the winery into the ground and then tried to interfere with the sale of the property.

    But on July 27th -- Tareq's mom called the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office in Virginia and reported that her son was trespassing on the property ... and was "changing the locks on the doors to the winery, and possibly removing items from the building."

    Once police arrived, Tareq -- who now stars on "The Real Housewives of Washington D.C." -- advised the officers that he still has an apartment located above the winery and should be allowed to enter his residence.

    Cops determined that Tareq was right ... and he was allowed to enter the apartment. The situation ended without further incident.

    As for the winery -- Tareq's mother told police it's still involved in bankruptcy proceedings.

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    Looks like some Houswives fans are sticking to their promise to not watch the DC group. Ratings have already fallen by 2nd episode. Additionally, the DC police dept is none too happy with the Salahi "flash".

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    Maybe the Salahi's will bring down the entire HW's franchise.

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    I watched the first episode and the partially watched the second of the series and I'm not really sure if I'll watch anymore. There is no one on this show I really care for and no one's story really draws me in. The episode stories haven't been really exciting either and I'm just not feeling it. I'm ready for some RHOOC action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubidiah;4038273;
    Would he get his mom to call the cops on him for a write-up?
    Of course not! That's what production assistants are for!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bahurupiya;4038374;
    Of course not! That's what production assistants are for!
    Ha! You are so right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yardgnome;4038336;
    I watched the first episode and the partially watched the second of the series and I'm not really sure if I'll watch anymore. There is no one on this show I really care for and no one's story really draws me in. The episode stories haven't been really exciting either and I'm just not feeling it. I'm ready for some RHOOC action.
    Love it! "Just not feeling it"! I couldn't have put it better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubidiah;4038326;
    Maybe the Salahi's will bring down the entire HW's franchise.
    I think the Salahi's are a contributing factor but I also think both the Housewives and BRAVO shot themselves in the foot after getting too needy - (the Housewives) and greedy - (BRAVO).

    By adding so many franchises that basically mimic each other - the childlish fighting and screaming amongst the Twits, back-stabbing, lies, and lives being portrayed other than what is authentic, is what is quickly becoming their downfall, at least for me.

    I think the entire franchise will have run its course in the not too distant future.
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