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Sunday, February 13, 2011

SO, the Dread Dormomoo and I were talking, herself in the throes of the viral orgy, having unspeakable things done to her cellular integrity: aches, fever, chills, do the math. She is still clearer-thinking than I on my best days. The business of Ron Paul's straw-poll win at CPAC came up, and Fox's love affair with Anyone-But-Paul. The big-big-BIG news apparently is that Mitt Romney came in second, that meaning in anybody's lexicon that he lost .

The question of the day is, If a polygynous Mormon were to make it to the White House (and yes, I know it would take an event equivalent to an asteroid strike -read Niven and Pournelle's Lucifer's Hammer - for this to happen) who would be First Lady? Or First Sister-Wife?

Perhaps the fever has affected her summat.


Rigel Kent said...

Firstly, I hope the Dread Dormomoo feels better soon.

Secondly I think the senior wife would be First Lady and the next most senior wife would be Second First Lady and so forth in descending order.

Now here's a real head scratcher, what happens in the event a co-husband of a Heinlein style group marriage is elected? Then it's not just what do you call the various wives, what do you call the various husbands?

The Aardvark said...

Sweet! Glad to see you.

The DD thanks you for your well-wishing, and yes, the senior wife being top of the heap makes sense, unless he would prefer the youngest, most fetching to be most on his arm. I would pay to hear the discussions about that arrangement. Your order is the most likely.

Heinlein creches. Now MY head hurts. It is not outside the realm of possibility, failing a pendulum swing back to the traditional Western mores, which I think will eventually come. I actually worry about that one. Moral whiplash may not be pretty.

Misses E. said...

I hope the Dread Dormomoo feels better soon. I'd no idea she was feeling poorly. Then again, I've been pretty much comatose myself the past few days... Come on spring!

If the pendulum swings back... That is a scary thought. Not because of an increase in morality, no I'd welcome that, but thinking about the magnitude of the triggering event it'd take to cause the course reversal. Or baring that, the revolution itself.

The Aardvark said...

The DD thanks you, too!
We pray that you will be well pronto!

Pendulums are tricky things, especially when you get hyperdimensional physics involved.