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dr_laura.jpgAsked on “The Today Show” if Silda Wall, Elliot Spitzer’s wife, had any role in her husband’s philandering, the brilliant Dr. Laura Schlessinger, best known as host of the popular Dr. Laura radio advice call-in show, had this to say:

It’s interesting. what you said about what men need — men do need validation. When they come into the world they’re born of a woman. Getting the validation from mommy is the beginning of needing it from a woman. When the wife does not focus in on the needs and the feelings sexually, personally, to make him feel like a man, to make him feel like a success, to make him feel like our hero, he’s very susceptible to the charm of some other woman making him feel what he needs. These days, women don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how they can give their men what they need.
MEREDITH VIEIRA: Are you saying women should feel guilty, like they somehow drove the man to cheat?
SCHLESSINGER: You know what, the cheating was his decision to repair what’s damaged, and to feed himself where he’s starving. But, yes, I hold women accountable for tossing out perfectly good men by not treating them with the love and kindness and respect and attention they need.

So there you go: Spitzer was just trying to feed himself where he was starving — and Silda clearly was not putting food on the table. As always, it’s the woman’s fault.

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Yes, poor Eliot was just wandering around looking for food when he tripped and repeatedly fell into a high priced prostitute.

Someone needs to shut this crazy woman in a closet.

hasn't it already been determined that this broad (SCHLESSINGER) is a total idiot?

i always thought so

Dr. Laura had an affair with a married man who then left his wife and married her. She has stated publicly that they agreed as a family unit to cut off contact with his children from his previous marraige and concentrate on raising their son together. So apparently she is her "kid's mom." And, um, a slut.

You know, it's not that what she says isn't partially true...men will cheat because they feel unfulfilled, as will women for the same reason, and both cheat for hundreds of other reasons. But it's not her place to say what happened, the same as it's not our place to say what happened, because only Silda and Elliot know what was going on in their marriage. So Laura should shut the fuck up, especially if her knee-jerk reaction is always "It's the woman's fault."

My friend was reading one of her books on marriage, which was full of this kind of crap, and how a woman should set aside her career to take care of her husband. Wouldn't her radio show hosting and writing interfere with her being at her husband's beck and call?

Can't say I've heard from Dr. Laura in a while. She seemed to drop of the face of the earth after Ann Coulter came along and upped the hateful-bitch ante. I can only hope this results in the two of battling to the death - an interesting match-up, given Coulter's retractable claws and acidic blood and Dr. Laura's chitinous exoskeleton.

I just think we have to stop the assumption that he cheated on her. Who's to say she didn't know all along? Rather than slam or praise her for standing with him when he "cheated"; first confirm that it was cheating (i.e. something she was unaware of and/or disapproved of).

Sure, she was a success without him. But let's face it: the reason she was a big success in her career was because she had to work. Maybe his outside of marriage dalliances were the price she paid for being more financially secure than she ever would be working on her own...without having to work her ass off (in more ways than one). (yes, she made a lot of money, but he inherited a lot more).

That woman makes me want to run around in circles and scream real loud.