The Kennedy mystique dominated a Senate hearing on Caroline Kennedy’s nomination to be U.S. ambassador to Japan, as lawmakers spent about as much time praising her family’s legacy as they did asking questions.
Letitia Baldrige, whose work as chief of staff for U.S. first lady Jacqueline Kennedy helped establish her as an authority on etiquette, the “social arbiter” of “new American manners,” as a 1978 Time magazine cover put it, has died. She was 86.
It’s the rare scandal that involves murder, corruption, Harvard University and comparisons to Jacqueline Kennedy. The Bo Xilai kerfuffle now mesmerizing China offers all this and perhaps more: It could forever change an entire political system.
When Jacqueline Kennedy wanted advice on what to wear for Inauguration Day, she wrote to Diana Vreeland. When Wallis Simpson needed lingerie for her rendezvous with King Edward VIII, she turned to the same woman.