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The Conways at Christmas

The Conways at Christmas
December 07
19:31 2018

As we head into the season of love, fellowship, good cheer and family, one cannot help but wonder what things will be like under the mistletoe at the Conway household – speaking of the holiday gathering of Presidential counselor KellyAnne Conway and her outspoken attorney husband, George.

Kellyanne is recognized as one of the more effective and persuasive supporters and defenders of President Trump. She is better at pushing back at the biases and hostilities of the left-wing east coast media cabal than almost anyone in the Office of the President, including Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

But the left-wing media has a Conway trump card, so to speak. Actually, an anti-Trump card. It is Kellyanne’s husband. George is one of those highly paid Washington power lawyers. Although he is unlikely to admit it, George is a member of the #NeverTrump Resistance Movement. He repeatedly uses his prominence – and the media’s eagerness to take advantage of him to embarrass Kellyanne – to bash Trump.

Like the President’s harshest critics, George opines that Trump is guilty of criminal conspiracy with the Russians, obstruction of justice and just about any other offense that can be cooked up in the court-of-public-opinion. He uses his legal background to give his opinions an enhanced level of credibility although he is as much an outsider to the facts as most of the rest of us. Of course, I am assuming that Kellyanne and he have a verbal truce when it comes to her work.

In the most recent foray into the realm of gratuitous legal opinions, Conway – the male half — proffers the argument, via Twitter, that Trump’s tweet complimenting former advisor Roger Stone for refusing to lie about the President to avoid one of Special Council Robert Mueller’s perjury traps is prima fascia obstruction of justice. In other words, merely saying that Stone has “stones” constitutes obstruction of justice. (Okay, Trump said “guts,” but I couldn’t resist the play on Roger’s name.) For Conway’s tweet to make sense, I suppose you would have to be a lawyer. The rest of us may naively think even presidents have First Amendment rights – even when aggressive and highly funded prosecutors are out to get them.

Weeeeell … that tweet made George again a 15-minute-of-fame hot topic in the anti-Trump news departments. Apart from his unsolicited opinion — which the press played up like it was a court decree – the press wondered what things are like in the Conway home these days. And don’t we all.

This is not the first time that members of a high-visibility political family held different views. George W. Bush. “43,” and his wife, Laura, held different views on certain key issues – as have Melania and Donald Trump. Two of the more strident political operatives – Democrat James Carville and Republican Mary Matalan – got married as they were both representing opposing political interests. In none of these cases did the political differences play out in public or be expressed in such a confrontational manner as does George. While Kellyanne brushes off her hubbies’ attacks on her boss as marital independence, George seems determined to make her job and life miserable periodically.

While spouses can have independent ideas, marriage is still a partnership. There comes a point when diversity of opinion imperils the partnership. This is especially true when it is not only a matter of varying opinions – such as who to vote for – but the difference leads to the expressing opinions that damages the other person. Couples had long operated under the good advice of not “hanging dirty laundry out in public” – an adage that gained popularity when people actually did hang their laundry outside. But there is something uniquely vicious and ugly in George’s continuing attack on his wife’s politics and career choices. He is actually hurting her ability to pursue her career – maybe even hurting her with the boss. That is just wrong.

George’s opinions are not so unique or insightful that they could not be articulated by any number of lawyers – and they are. His grab on the media microphone is not due to his legal genius, but merely to whom he is married. The media knows that George is putting his wife in a tough and embarrassing position – and so does George. They seem to have a mutual desire to do just that.

As I see it, George is a cad – pure and simple. His legal opinion seems secondary to his hostility toward Kellyanne. One imagines that if they engage in pillow talk at all, it is with loaded pistols under the pillows. George deserves to have his name on Santa’s naughty list this year — and a piece of coal in his stocking hung “on the mantle with care.”

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

Larry Horist

Larry Horist is a conservative activist with an extensive background in economics, public policy and politics. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman, as well as the White House. He has testified as an expert witness before legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress, and lectured at major colleges and universities. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He can be reached at lph@thomasandjoyce.com.

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8 Comments

  1. davidlaing
    davidlaing December 08, 20:04

    Amen!

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  2. jj
    jj December 08, 20:27

    I have to agree with this analysis. George is a cad and Kellyann would be better off without him. He just might get her fired. Trump does a lot of that.

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  3. dlk
    dlk December 08, 20:28

    Totally agree! I’ve never understood this guy’s eagerness to undermine his wife or our President. It’s destructive to her career and to our country.👎🏻👎🏻

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  4. Ed
    Ed December 09, 01:55

    George certainly does not respect the fact that his wife has a very important job that help put food on the table for her family. The guy is a jerk. She should put ex-lax in his food as that will keep him in place for some time. She should consider divorce.

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  5. Thumper
    Thumper December 09, 16:01

    He is a jerk and obviously jealous of Kellyanne’s position next to the seat of power. He should be castigated!

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  6. General Doolittle
    General Doolittle December 09, 22:49

    George Conway is a fucking idiot!

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  7. Colonel Mossad
    Colonel Mossad December 09, 22:56

    If there is pillow talk Surgeon General suggests it’s KA saying:
    1-don’t worry about it George; every man has that problem just not as often
    2-i think 1.75 minutes is the record for you, Georgie
    3-and on their wedding 👰 night she thinks “OK; now I see why his Gang called him ‘Little George’”!

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