With Senator Lindsey Graham running for the Presidency and being a Bachelor, (not that he has any chance at winning such) this does bring up the question about the need for a First Lady. Who would be the First Lady if the President was a Bachelor. What say ye. Do we need a First Lady?
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a presidential hopeful, is a bachelor. Would he need a first lady? It's a question complicated by shifting views of what a first lady should be.
To some, the role is more than just ceremonial. To others, choosing china sets and guest lists is a relic of a bygone age.
Only two presidents were unmarried when taking the oath of office: James Buchanan (D) and Grover Cleveland (D). Of the two, only Buchanan remained single through his presidency. But even he had a woman in his life willing to step in and play the role of White House hostess. Buchanan’s niece, Harriet Lane, became a well-known Washington socialite who, as the White House website highlights, “filled the White House with gaiety and flowers, and guided its social life with enthusiasm and discretion, winning national popularity.”....snip~
I doubt it. I think that word passed out of common usage in the US a very long time ago. It is still used in Great Britain for elderly women who never married, and mostly employed as a descriptive legal term.
Oh, I thought spinster meant like an old crazy scientist.
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure Linsey Graham is dating John McCain. They're seen everywhere together, finish each other's sentences, etc. I'm sure TMZ has some film they're anxious to air when the time is right. And don't forget, John McCain is dying to get into the White House, so it's a good fit.
Heya CJ. Maybe they will come up with a new term like the FSO. First Significant Other.