When your parents are in political life, you aren't normal. Everybody talks about the benefits, but I don't know what the benefits are.... But I'd rather have that kind of mother than an overweight housewife.
Katherine Berman Mariano (b. 1957), U.S. housewife. As quoted in Dianne Feinstein, ch. 6, by Jerry Roberts (1994).
The only child of Dianne Feinstein (b. 1933), former San Francisco Mayor and current United States Senator from California, Mariano was reflecting on the resulting unwelcome attention she had received as a child and adolescent, as well as on her upbringing by a time- pressed mother and a succession of babysitters. Feinstein was known for being slim, stylish, and attractive.