Ann Althouse goes off on the The insanely awful Louise Linton.
The wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made such a preposterously bad Instagram post that you almost have to love her. Click to enlarge and read:
It was kind of an asshole post, but the twit had it coming.
This is the first I've heard of the existence of Louise Linton, who turns out to be a bit more than the typical trophy wife:I mean, we haven't had anything like this for a long time. I was going to name some ladies of the past I'm reminded of, but I don't want to libel anybody. I'll just say it's nice to have a good old-fashioned rich bitch to be horrified by.I'll just link to Robin Givhan's piece in The Washington Post — "Louise Linton just spelled out her value system for you common folk," noting, among other things, that Linton has taken her account private and apologized.
Louise Mnuchin (née Hay; born 21 December 1980), known professionally as Louise Linton, is a Scottish actress. She has appeared in films such as Cabin Fever and a single episode each of television series CSI: NY and Cold Case. She is the founder and a producing partner of Stormchaser Films, a Los Angeles-based independent production company. Linton is married to Steven Mnuchin, the current United States Secretary of the Treasury.
Linton was born in the Murrayfield area of Edinburgh, Scotland, the youngest of three children born to William and Rachel Hay. She was educated at St George's School for Girls and Fettes College. Her family owns Melville Castle outside Edinburgh, where she used to spend weekends.I'm thinking Steve Mnuchin might be the trophy husband.
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As a child, Linton trained with a private coach from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, from which she acquired her certificate with honours. Her mother died of breast cancer when she was 14 years old. After boarding school, she turned down a modeling contract and spent part of her gap year serving as a volunteer in northern Zambia, before attending university in the United States. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Pepperdine University and earned a law degree (J.D.) from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. Linton has stated she adopted her stage surname from her paternal grandfather, partly to protect her family and partly to avoid confusion with the author Louise Hay.Just as a matter of interest, University of West Los Angeles School of Law (or UWLA as we called it at home) was literally founded in my living room, put together by my father and several of his friends, all of whom were high school teachers or former high school teachers, and several went on to be lawyers. My father was President for many years, and I took literature from the original dean, and social studies from another officer. Which is not to say you couldn't get a good legal education there.
Linton acted in her first film in 2007's Lions for Lambs, where she played the character Miss M, but her scenes were dropped from the final release. In 2008, she portrayed the role of Katie in the Roy Lee horror film The Echo.
She acted in episodes of the TV series CSI: NY and Cold Case and in the film Crew 2 Crew. Linton's first lead role was in the sci-fi film Scavengers. She appeared in Cabin Fever, and played the lead role of Elizabeth in the thriller Intruder in 2016 (NSFW link). Linton posed for Maxim in 2009.Not in Melania Trumps class, but not far off.
She is a producing partner of Stormchaser Films, a Los Angeles-based independent production company which she founded in 2012, named for her brother's dinghy.
From 2009 to 2011, in various interviews Linton described her 1999 gap year volunteer role in what she described as "war-torn Zambia" and the night she spent "hiding in the bush as Hutu rebels attacked the village she was working in." In 2016, Linton drew wide criticism for her self-published memoir about her experiences in Zambia, titled In Congo's Shadow, co-authored by Wendy Holden. After an excerpt from the memoir was published in The Telegraph, the excerpt drew intense scrutiny and many readers objected to her false portrayal of Zambia. Linton shortly thereafter withdrew her book from sale. The Zambian High Commission in London and others have criticised the book for its inaccuracies and promotion of the false narrative of "the white saviour". She later apologised for causing offense and promised to donate all profits from the book to an appropriate charity. The Telegraph withdrew the article and also apologised for any inaccuracies.