Second Ladies Club

Second Ladies Club

Second Ladies Club
Beliefnet takes a look at the similarities and differences between Tipper Gore and Hadassah Lieberman

Hillary and Tipper seemed like sisters. This time the Dem's campaign bus will be an experiment in diversity. We celebrate the differences:

TIPPER
GORE


HADASSAH
LIEBERMAN
What's that name again? Nickname given by her mother after a favorite lullaby, "Ti-Pi-Tin" Hebrew for "myrtle tree"; Hebrew name of Queen Esther; Name of Jewish women's group
Born Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson in Arlington, Va., 1948 Hadassah Freilich in Czechoslovakia
You say Sabbath,
I say Shabbos
Southern Baptist. Attends Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. Orthodox Jewish. Attends Kesher Israel Congregation in Georgetown, D.C.
Tragic past that led to favorite causes Mother suffered mental illness, father battled alcoholism. Tipper has admitted depression. Advocate for mental health. Father and mother were Holocaust survivors. Involved with Holocaust remembrance.
Met hubby ... at a high school dance through a member of his synagogue
Children Karenna, 27; Kristin, 23; Sarah, 21; Albert III, 17 Step-kids Matt, 32, and Rebecca, 31; Ethan 24, from a prior marriage; Hana, 12
Number of kids that are lawyers 1 out of 4 2 out of 4
Grandchildren,
and their political serendipity
Good timing. Karenna's son Wyatt born July 4, 1999 Coincidence? Tennessee, born August 13, 1997 and Willie, born March 2, 1999
Independent thinking Tipper gives rock music a bad rap while Al jams with Jerry Garcia. Hadassah's holdings include stocks in companies Joe has honored with the "silver sewer" award.

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