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(Town and Country)   Meet our 1st Second Gentleman, We shall call him First Doug   (townandcountrymag.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, Marriage, Douglas Emhoff, Jill Biden, appointment of Kamala Harris, Husband, Harris's husband  
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2021-01-21 9:24:45 AM  
it's certainly better than calling him Mother........
 
2021-01-21 9:26:37 AM  
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2021-01-21 9:30:51 AM  
also, i think these two crazy kids actually like each other!

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2021-01-21 9:36:53 AM  
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2021-01-21 9:43:18 AM  
It's so good to see an older white man achieve this level of attention, even if he had to do it through his wife. One small step.
 
2021-01-21 9:48:15 AM  
See ya later New Doug
 
2021-01-21 9:53:15 AM  

luna1580: also, i think these two crazy kids actually like each other!

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Saw an interview.  He seems like a good guy. Bidens and them are a refreshing change from the last group.
 
2021-01-21 9:55:27 AM  
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2021-01-21 10:00:59 AM  
Who was he wearing to the inauguration?
 
2021-01-21 10:07:10 AM  
"Ladies and gentlemen, The First Bro."
 
2021-01-21 10:07:28 AM  
♫Meet the new Doug
Same as the old Doug♪♫
 
2021-01-21 10:07:54 AM  
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2021-01-21 10:08:30 AM  
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2021-01-21 10:08:33 AM  
The Hangover - Doug Song - Dougie Dougie Dougie Dougie!!
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2021-01-21 10:09:16 AM  
LI-MU Emu!!

/and Doug
 
2021-01-21 10:09:17 AM  
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2021-01-21 10:09:22 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: It's so good to see an older white man achieve this level of attention, even if he had to do it through his wife. One small step.


FTFA (emphasis mine):

Yet Emhoff appears to be-blandly, amazingly-basically a good guy. So much so that it can be thrilling.

Perhaps before he more fully defines the role of second gentleman, he is already doing something more significant: redefining for America what it means to be a member of that much maligned category, the older white male, and recasting it as part of the lineage of progress.

"So let's appreciate it," Painter says. "And then afterward, maybe we can go on and say, 'Well, how about the next time we have a vice president who's a woman who's married to another woman. Or a vice president of any gender who really has some power to raise the minimum wage.' We can go on to something else like that
."

-but maybe they have a point?
 
2021-01-21 10:11:20 AM  
what actor does he remind me of?
 
2021-01-21 10:11:33 AM  
How  long before right sided gossip news outlets start throwing out headlines like

"Trouble in VParadise? Doug and Kamala seen at airport not holding hands in airport bathroom. Sources say their relationship is in the pisser"
 
2021-01-21 10:11:54 AM  
As a Doug myself, I endorse this fellow.
 
2021-01-21 10:12:03 AM  
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2021-01-21 10:12:03 AM  
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...and nobody will bother him
 
2021-01-21 10:14:01 AM  
In the grand scheme of things, and considering the magnitude of the job ahead of them, is the Veep's spouse really something we need to think about? I guess a middle aged white male in that job is novel, but, you know, a middle aged white male isn't particularly earth shattering in any job anymore.
 
2021-01-21 10:15:12 AM  
Kamala should have called him "mother" a few times to mess with Pence.
 
2021-01-21 10:17:18 AM  

Catlenfell: Kamala should have called him "mother" a few times to mess with Pence.


well, I'm sure she's called him "Daddy" at least one
 
2021-01-21 10:17:25 AM  
I was told there would be no math!
 
2021-01-21 10:18:33 AM  
My hope is that Joe rides off into the sunset after 1 term and Kamala picks Pete as VP so we can have 2 awesome Second Gentlemen in a row.
 
2021-01-21 10:19:09 AM  
Town & Country link?  That's a first for Fark - nice
 
2021-01-21 10:19:45 AM  

DarnoKonrad: what actor does he remind me of?


A middle-aged John Heard
 
2021-01-21 10:19:52 AM  

JerkStore: In the grand scheme of things, and considering the magnitude of the job ahead of them, is the Veep's spouse really something we need to think about? I guess a middle aged white male in that job is novel, but, you know, a middle aged white male isn't particularly earth shattering in any job anymore.


It's harmless information regarding politicians.  Isn't that a nice enough change of pace to be celebrated?
 
2021-01-21 10:19:55 AM  

JerkStore: In the grand scheme of things, and considering the magnitude of the job ahead of them, is the Veep's spouse really something we need to think about? I guess a middle aged white male in that job is novel, but, you know, a middle aged white male isn't particularly earth shattering in any job anymore.


Why does it bother you that people are thinking about it? I'm not sure what you mean when you call it novel and then imply it's unremarkable in the same sentence.
 
2021-01-21 10:22:10 AM  
luna1580:
Perhaps before he more fully defines the role of second gentleman, he is already doing something more significant: redefining for America what it means to be a member of that much maligned category, the older white male, and recasting it as part of the lineage of progress.

I know they're trying to fill their column inches, but the problem with the "old white man!" trope in politics and business is the critics are usually cherry picking mostly the Type-A jackasses who control so much of our fates. It's easy to do, since they're the ones all over the news.

The overwhelming majority of old white men are perfectly reasonable and mostly harmless (albeit privileged). So in a roundabout way, maybe Dougie is exactly who we all need right now. He's a palate cleanser.
 
2021-01-21 10:23:20 AM  
Second Dude?
Second Suitor?

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/yep, rocket sled to hell, one ticket please.
 
2021-01-21 10:24:01 AM  
seriously, fark liberty mutual for ruining that name for me.
 
2021-01-21 10:30:10 AM  
They're good people.  Or to certain family members of mine the next coming of Satan.
 
2021-01-21 10:31:14 AM  

vudukungfu: Who was he wearing to the inauguration?


I heard he wore the same suit as Pete Buttigieg's husband, and they almost got in a fight.
 
2021-01-21 10:31:34 AM  

chucknasty: seriously, fark liberty mutual for ruining that name for me.


Here come the emu memes
 
2021-01-21 10:33:06 AM  

chucknasty: seriously, fark liberty mutual for ruining that name for me.

Have a palate cleanser


DOUG & THE SLUGS - Day By Day
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2021-01-21 10:44:25 AM  

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Get out of my head.
 
2021-01-21 10:45:50 AM  

JerkStore: In the grand scheme of things, and considering the magnitude of the job ahead of them, is the Veep's spouse really something we need to think about? I guess a middle aged white male in that job is novel, but, you know, a middle aged white male isn't particularly earth shattering in any job anymore.


It depends on what he does with it...

It seems unlikely that he's going to get the spotlight traditionally for re-modeling the guest houses or proposing a second, smaller tennis court adjacent to the first.  He worked in entertainment law and showed up for events in Pearl Jam t-shirts.

He seems less likely to be overwhelmed by the possibilities of what he could possibly do and more likely to have already honed in on something that could make a difference.

All we are saying....is give Doug a chance.
 
2021-01-21 10:48:02 AM  
First second gentleman to be recognized as such, sure, but unofficially, James Buchanan did it first.

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2021-01-21 10:50:54 AM  

Ghost Roach: Catlenfell: Kamala should have called him "mother" a few times to mess with Pence.

well, I'm sure she's called him "Daddy" at least one


God I hope not, that's a leg beard creepy lady thing to do.
 
2021-01-21 10:52:32 AM  

Skarekrough: honed in on something that could make a difference.


Replant the farking Rose Garden first, I say.
 
2021-01-21 10:54:31 AM  

vudukungfu: Who was he wearing to the inauguration?


Ralph Lauren
 
2021-01-21 10:55:37 AM  

Rozotorical: Ghost Roach: Catlenfell: Kamala should have called him "mother" a few times to mess with Pence.

well, I'm sure she's called him "Daddy" at least one

God I hope not, that's a leg beard creepy lady thing to do.


actually, when not calling him doug, she calls him honey

which is MAGNITUDES less creepy than a woman calling a person they have sex with "daddy". so go home ivanka, this thread isn't about you!
 
2021-01-21 10:56:17 AM  
Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick-The Show
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2021-01-21 10:57:00 AM  

DarnoKonrad: what actor does he remind me of?


Behind the mask he reminded me of Victor Garber, the guy who played Thomas Andrews in Titanic.
 
2021-01-21 11:04:12 AM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: DarnoKonrad: what actor does he remind me of?

Behind the mask he reminded me of Victor Garber, the guy who played Thomas Andrews in Titanic.


holy shiat! kamala is married to jennifer garner's dad?

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no silly, only on alias. but they really are besties, he officiated her wedding and is godfather to at least one of her kiddos.
 
2021-01-21 11:04:31 AM  

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2021-01-21 11:07:42 AM  
...and by all accounts he's a real mensch.
 
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