A couple of weeks ago, the Post’s Cindy Adams asked Harold Ford Jr. how his wife felt about his potential Senate run. “She’s excited,” he told her. “She’s my director of research, checks my daily schedule and the people I’m seeing.” But in a Times profile of Emily Ford, née Emily Threlkeld, we learn that “director of research” is not really a phrase that one would necessarily use if one wanted to describe her accurately.
Well, maybe Ford was just using the term loosely, like when you give your grandpa a “World’s Best Grandpa” T-shirt and he’s actually just a pretty good grandpa. No big deal. At least she’s still pumped about his campaign, right?
“I didn’t desire it, that’s for sure,” Ms. Ford said of the recent attention. “I’m going to have to define this as I go along. Everything is all coming so fast right now.” ….
She sounds absolutely ecstatic!