Patreus story: "Tampa socialite"; WTF is a "socialite"?

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    Im so sick of hearing the media repeating that phrase, the "Tampa socialite". WTF is a socialite? I know her husband is a surgeon, and they live in a mansion in Tampa. So...what is she?? A "socialite"? Her profession is being married to a really rich guy, and flocking around the social scene in Tampa?
     
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    you answered your own question, correctly.

    i will share this.

    i know of a similar scenario--involving someone i knew in high school.

    served his country. now has a second career.

    had a wife while he was serving his country---they lived all over the world. had 2 outstanding children--a girl and a boy. wife is sister of an attorney selected by Bush to handle the 'hanging chads'.

    ok.

    he is now divorced.

    what goes on in FL--they have boats and they fish and party. Mardi Gras all the time there.

    there are women who handle the parties--Jimmy Buffet/Margaritaville--that is how they live.

    they say things like--'sigh--It is terrible to be poor'. and lol and drink and whatever they want to do.

    like the A list in LA.

    did that help--i hope so.

    what GOD thinks of all of this--imo---he responded promptly. consequences---mess around and HE will GET YOU. or karma if you prefer. or pure science--cause and effect.

    Johnny Cash--'Walk the Line'--man in black. he learned.
     
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    Often children or spouses of the wealthy who frequent society functions and pay attention to their cred/coverage on the society pages.
     
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    Ah, yes, we have that style in Charleston to. Wives of rich men who wake up, go to yoga, go to tennis club, pick up the kids and drop them off to the nanny, then off on the boats or to the waterside cocktail parties.

    No real contribution to society, but having fun at least.
     
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    THanks for the responses. That term is foreign to us working class folks. Imagine that...party all week, worry only about what my rep in the local gossip pages are. Must be nice.
     
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    When I think of the ultimate socialite, I think of Paris Hilton. People who get attention because of money or their family's standing in the community.
     
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    It's the PC term for an unemployed bimbo that has a ton of cash simply because their spouse or parents are loaded.

    See Ann Romney.
     
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    Oh. Well...we sure cant go raising taxes on people like that. How would our country survive???
     
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    A socialite is someone who does not actually have a job
     
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    dont get "so sick" of things, bucs. life is better that way my deude.
     

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