Kennedy claimed he couldn’t go three days without sex, or he’d get a headache. And Jackie knew all about Jack, even contemplated divorce, but chose to live with it. During one White House tour with a Paris journalist, Jackie walked passed ‘Fiddle,’ saying in flawless French, “This is the girl who supposedly is sleeping with my husband.” Even so, there was only one woman Jack said he could have married, and he married her. Why did Jackie put up with it? “I guess she loves me,” said Jack. Maybe, but Joe Kennedy’s 1 million dollar bribe didn’t hurt either.
From “Weeping for J.F.K.,” by Taylor Marsh
Who were you when John F. Kennedy was assassinated?
That’s a question that goes to the heart of my show.
It’s a question asked by my dear friend and executive editor of the Studio City and Sherman Oaks Sun newspapers, Judith A. Proffer. The person responsible for drawing me out in a conversation that ultimately led us to the title of the piece.
The moment Judy said it, I knew.
That’s the ticket: “Weeping for J.F.K.” She’d nailed it… (for the moment, which quickly changed… read on)
It speaks to the heart of it.
Because this piece is personal to me.
Sure, it’s about politics, life and relationships, the things that make the world go around, but it’s about my journey through them, which is deeply, deeply personal.
It’s a wild journey, through years of research into relationships that led me to the conclusion that when relationships fail it’s “All the Woman’s Fault,” something that never receives raves from the girls.
But it\’s a topic that\’s interesting enough that a brand spanking new magazine, Lady Jaided, was interested in Amy Lyons doing a piece on me for one of their first issues. Ms. Lyons also has a major piece on me and my show coming out in the Sun, complete with photos.
As you can see, the ramp up to my show debut has begun… in a very big way. (Stay tuned to what happens next.)
The research involved in the show is extensive, which spans politics, relationships and my own life.
To finally get to share some of what I’ve learned through my travels on the front lines of men and women\’s erotic lives, and go beyond my political passions, is quite a thrill for me.
After all, my work does not live on politics alone!
It\’s also important in the cultural climate we now find ourselves to give voice to the relationship differences that make marriages tick, regardless of your politics.
To point out that, “Red states and blue states have a whole lot of strange in common and we\’re usually responsible for our own demise.” (That’s straight from “Weeping for J.F.K.”)
And I know red states and blue state men and woman, single and married, have a whole lot in common, because I”ve talked to thousands of people, spanning well over 10 years. (I’ve actually quit counting.)
I’ve also done research other “experts,” like Dr. Laura and Dr. Phil, have never done.
I’ve gone down into the trenches, into places that weren’t exactly proper and were rarely within my comfort zone. However, I will say that the people themselves never made me feel too straight or that I was imposing.
It was just my red state, former Miss Missouri roots that were rankled.
You see, I rarely had to pry into people\’s psyche to get them to talk about their private lives.
Rarely did they see me or know to whom they were speaking. The exception would be the legal Amsterdam prostitutes I sat down with in a pub to talk about their work that was all about being a prostitute out in the open, with full health benefits to boot. The rest was done via the Internet, through being “relationship consultant” to the LA Weekly, or editor to the first porn site on the Web to make money, or doing phone sex for months on the way to writing a book, “It’s All the Woman’s Fault – When a Relationship Fails.\”
Title was pending when I punted the project.
9/11 impeded our reality and life as we all knew it exploded…
But it was President John F. Kennedy that got me started down this road.
I’ll be talking more about that as the days progress.
I’ll be talking more about the show, too.
Because it’s a piece of political thunder that people really should see.
Sure, it’s about men and women. After all, it’s high time woman heard the truth about the men they love.
It’s about relationships, of course.
And it\’s a about a whole lot of politics, which shapes each of
our lives, whether we pay attention to it or not.
But most importantly, “Weeping for J.F.K.” tells a story of history.
One of the most important stories of modern time.
And for the record, the story I tell does not use Fox “News” “facts,” or DNC propaganda, but historical truths not even Sean and Rush and the whole “Bush Republican” bunch can dispute.
I have a whole lot of fun explaining the difference between a REAL Republican and their Bush post-Reaganite imposters.
But at the heart of it is a story about Jack, Jackie… and why leaders, their politics and what they stand for matter.
And how a president can change the life of someone he’s never even met.
That’s what President John F. Kennedy did for me.
“Weeping for J.F.K.” is that story.
It’s a good one I look forward to sharing with my audiences.