Speaking of marriage, here's something from email..
My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table. I asked her, "Do you know him?" "Yes", she sighed, "He's my old boyfriend.... I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he hasn't been sober since."Such gems are what the new Mrs. Mezvinsky has to look forward to one day. Anyway, mazeltov to the happy couple!
"My God!" I said, "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?" And then the fight started...
SATURATION COVERAGE 8/1/10
Except for the story about "Fast Talkin' Eddie" Mezvinsky, Chelsea's new father-in-law and a former Iowa Congressman who recently served five years in the federal pokey for a Bernie Madoff-like scam (using his relationship with the Clintons):
After pleading guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud in 2001, Mezvinsky went on to serve federal prison time and was released April 11, 2008. Mezvinsky was a Philadelphia lawyer and self-styled international businessman who in some ways was a pioneer scam artist. Before the Nigerian advance fee scam became a ubiquitous experience in Americans' email in-boxes, Mezvinsky was deftly executing the scam in real time, convincing victims to hand over large amounts of cash based on his close connections to the Clinton family.Sounds like a generous sentence or really really good behavior. Trying to imagine somebody like Fast Talkin' Eddie associated with the Bush daughter's wedding.
Mezvinsky would later claim that he was suffering from bipolar disease, which led him to the life of crime. In all, the FBI says Mezvinsky took in about $10 million, and described him as a one-man crimewave. It was a far fall for the former Democratic congressman, who raised 11 children, most of the adopted, with his wife, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky.