There are few women in the world as irritating as Sarah Ferguson.
She’s greedy, foolish, utterly immune to advice and a total stranger to common sense and self-respect.
Having bagged herself a British prince, she promptly sabotaged her marriage and family by taking lovers. In public.
Sarah’s principle passion in life is spending money on Sarah. She’s had plenty of practice and has racked up millions in debt in the past. Having recklessly forfeited her royal lifestyle and her title, Duchess of York, she obstinately refused to accept that she had no profession, no work experience, no means of making a living – and simply spent on credit like there was no tomorrow.
Yes, she wrote a few kids’ books and made a bit of cash. And then, being rather greedy and consequently overweight, she represented Weightwatchers and made a bit of cash. But in the main, Sarah’s strong suit was and is spending money she didn’t and doesn’t have.
There is a fairly reprehensible kind of Brit who believes that Americans are in the main dumb and rather naive. Sarah Ferguson is one of these Brits.
She knows very well that as soon as she opens her mouth in Britain, British people howl her down. The reason is simple. It’s because she’s greedy, vain, dishonest, self-pitying and untruthful. Sarah has learnt that her dumb tactic of telling people “It’s not my fault” simply doesn’t wash with Brits. We’ve known her for far too long.
So she tries it on with Americans and hopes for a better reception.
Brits regard Fergie’s antics with contempt. This is a woman who had every possible advantage in life and deliberately did everything she could to screw up. She appears constitutionally and mule-headedly unable to learn from her many – many – mistakes. Some women might – after cheating on their loving husbands, ruining their marriages, breaking up their families and running up millions in debt – have decided to calm down a bit.
Not Fergie. She set out to try and make cash from her ex-husband’s royal status and sell access to him to shady Arab businessmen. Had the shady Arab businessmen turned out to be genuine and had they slipped her a zillion dollars, as she planned, she would have clapped her greedy hands and done it all over again.
But when they turned out to be journalists setting her up she cried public crocodile tears and ran to Oprah.
Now, Oprah has unfortunately played a big part in enabling Fergie to carry on being foolish. Fergie adores being in Oprah’s spotlight. She adores being around anyone who’s filthy rich but she also adores the fact that Oprah gives her attention and lets her spout rubbish. (Dr Phil, you’re guilty here too. Still, I suppose on TV it’s called entertainment.)
Fergie’s most recent rubbish centres on her upbringing. She shed a tear or two as she told Americans that her mother was cruel to her when she sat on her potty…
The poor-little-me tale had the usual and utterly predictable ending. My recent financial ruin, Fergie told America, was about self-esteem issues “not me spending too much”.
Well, bwahahahahahaha Fergie! Go make that psychobabble work for you if you can.