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!Originally Posted by thedragonlady;4038027;
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!