The Real Fishwives....

 For the past few weeks, there have been new episodes on television of The Real Housewives of New York City and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  One of the tag lines is 'Money doesn't buy you class, it just buys you money'.  Omigod, is that ever true.  Where do these women come from?  Watching them is like watching a slow motion train wreck; it's a horrific disaster, but I can't look away.  I can actually feel my skin crawl when I watch these women, but I am completely and utterly and hopelessly addicted.  I want to avert my eyes, but I cannot.


One of the new Real Housewives of New York City is Carole Radziwill.  She is an extremely interesting woman and was once married to Prince Stanislas Radziwill, whose mother is Lee Bouvier Radziwill, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's sister.  Prince Radziwill was good friends with his cousin, John F. Kennedy, Jr., who was married to Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and the two cousins and their wives were almost inseparable.  Four weeks after JFK, Jr. and his wife perished in a plane crash, Carole Radziwill's husband died of cancer, and she was left on her own.  She wrote a book entitled 'What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love'.  She's an excellent writer and journalist.  She's an intelligent woman; what the heck is she doing on this show?  I get the feeling she often wonders that herself.


Do these trashy women give women a bad name?  Well, they certainly don't add anything to women's credibility, that's for sure.  There is an on English proverb, 'You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear'.  That would probably be politically incorrect today.  I guess the truth is, money doesn't buy class, it just buys more money.  You can dress these women in expensive designer clothes, put them into multi-million dollar homes, but they are still going to be what they are.

I cannot avert my eyes.

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