The Real Housewives of D.C.?

Bravo announces D.C. Housewives show

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The Real Housewives of D.C.?

Politics, plastic surgery and pettiness on the Potomac

-Myrna Blyth

CapitolFirst there were the Real Housewives of Orange County. They begat the Real Housewives of New York, then Atlanta, and now New Jersey. Who’s up next?Possibly the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But maybe even before those Rodeo Drive shopaholics hit the small screen, Bravo has announced that they are now looking for the Real Housewives of Washington D.C. – “those women who have their pulse on the most important cultural events, political galas, gallery openings and fundraisers in Washington society.” And why D.C.? Because it’s “the most powerful city in the world,” according to Bravo’s press release.

Makes sense. Let’s admit it, the appeal of all the Housewives shows are watching the girls go at each other. And in D.C., you have women who dislike each other not only because a competitor might be younger, sexier, have better plastic surgery or a bigger bank account, but because they hate each other’s politics. Democrat vs. Republican, liberal vs. moderate vs. conservative. Along the Potomac, even the guys are prepared to scratch each other’s eyes out. Certainly the girls can be every bit as combative.

Nancy PelosiAnd when it comes to potential Housewives, unlike viable Republican presidential candidates, there are just so many to choose from. What about a millionaire’s wife addicted to Armani suits, South Sea pearls, and buckets of Botox. But, then, Nancy Pelosi has such a short memory; she’d never be able to remember her lines.

Hillary ClintonOr what about a hard-working woman who has been standing by her man through indiscretion after indiscretion. You just know Bill would love to be on the show, but, we guess, these days Hillary has another man in her life who is impossible to deal with. Come to think of it, Kim Jong Il, who wears high heels and loves American TV, would probably want to be on the show as well.

Desiree RogersSeriously, glamour could be provided by gorgeous Desiree Rogers, the White House Social Secretary who is always decked out in designer clothes and has already been featured in Vogue. Just as glamorous is Hillary’s assistant Huma Abedin, who also has been featured in Vogue. Why do we feel these two might agree on health-care policy but would still want to step on each other’s Manolos once in a while?

Laura IngrhamOther girls sure to be in conflict? Blond, beautiful radio and TV commentator Laura Ingraham, we guarantee, would certainly snarl at red-headed Maureen Dowd, the New York Times plagiarizing liberal columnist. But, hey, Laura would definitely get into it with Republican Meghan McCain as well.

In fact, here’s the problem we see with the Housewives of Washington D.C. – too much hand-to-hand conflict. And that would be even before election season rolls around.

Read more about Housewives: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Real Housewives of New Jersey Debut and Real Housewives of New York Secrets Revealed

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  1. I love how they so liberally use the word “Real”— what is so real about these housewives anyway? Can anyone really relate to them? :)

  2. I live and work in D.C., I can tell you that the fashions won’t be as much fun as in the other “Housewives” shows. D.C. women are all about shoulder pads and boring suits!

  3. I have to say, I love all the housewives, and I watch them all the time .. gotta stick up for those Jersey girls though!

    It’s TV .. “real” isn’t REAL, but what are you going to do? If you don’t like it, don’t watch it :)

  4. I seriously doubt they will get anyone so prominent. Maybe some fame-seeking Congressman’s wife, trying to raise their profile, but no one else!

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