Obama's gonna need a bigger October Surprise than this

It looks like that Gloria Allred's October Surprise is Maureen Stemberg, the woman who divorced the Staples founder a quarter of a century ago in a bitterly fought contest and who seems to try to re-litigate the matter every few years since then.   Ace of Spades located a less than sympathetic 2006 Boston Herald article  in which the former Mrs. Stemberg was trying to embarrass her ex husband and his politically ambitious friend Mitt Romney into giving her more money because..... Well just because.  (Link is to a posting of the Herald article on a blog. Original is behind a subscription firewall): Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, ex-wife of Staples founder, sits in her $5,200 a month, 14th-floor, concierge-at-the-door, elegantly furnished Back Bay apartment and tells you she's broke. She can't work. She can't afford a car, her medications, her rent, even the family springer spaniel, J.J., who she just gave away. She produces doctors notes detailing medical woes:...(Read Full Post)