Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Woman Who Changed the World


Yet despite running away with the primary, Obama still had a formidable challenge in Republican Jack Ryan. Ryan was an impressive candidate - attractive and wealthy, with law and business degrees from Harvard. After making a fortune at Goldman Sachs, Ryan left to teach in an inner city school.


Yet Ryan had a problem - during the campaign, he was going through a messy divorce from actress Jeri Ryan, of “Star Trek: Voyager” fame. Details of Jeri Ryan’s testimony contained lurid details about Ryan forcing his wife to go to sex clubs in Paris. These details were toxic to Jack Ryan’s campaign, and he saw his poll numbers plummet - eventually, Republican leaders pressed Ryan to quit the race, fearing he was toxic to the statewide ticket.

2 comments:

Admiral Burns said...

Are you talking about Harrison Ford/Jack Ryan or Alec Baldwin/Jack Ryan? I think this chick looks like that chick who was married to Springsteen and caused him to write that Tunnel of Love album.

Lady Hampton said...

And don't forget about the Ben Affleck/Jack Ryan.... Although it was rather forgettable...