May 7, 2008
Acclaimed journalist and author Cokie Roberts made a stop in Charlottesville Wednesday.
The ABC news political commentator discussed her new book "Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation" at UVa's Miller Center Wednesday morning.
A packed house often laughed as Cokie described the history of notable women including Eliza Hamilton who never trusted her husband and felt vindicated when he admitted he was being blackmailed for having an affair.
"Eliza Hamilton serves as the prototype of that political wife we have seen way too much of in recent months who stands behind her husband smile on her face firmly placed wearing pearls always wearing pearls and saves his political career," said Roberts.
This is the second volume in Robert's series. she published "founding mothers" in 2004.
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