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"every woman's first husband"

Posted by ESC on February 19, 2003

In Reply to: "Every woman's first husband" posted by Word Camel on February 19, 2003

: : : I remember reading a phrase in a published article about President George Bush, Sr. The article likened him to "every woman's first husband". I chuckled at the phrase at the time, but now and again it has retrned to my memory and I wondered what the writer might have had in mind. Any guesses? Thank you.
: : : Eunice

: : The man they love to leave?

: I think it implies that he's annoying and perhaps that it is slightly painful to think you had anything to do with him in the first place.

I thought Al Gore was everyone's first husband. Maybe they revised the phrase. I'm not sure what it meant -- boring, staid?