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9 03, 2012

Which Sarah Palin Do You Prefer?

By | March 9th, 2012|2012 election, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|1 Comment

If you're feeling a little rogue, get ready for more Mama Grizzly than you can stand because Sarah Palin is coming to multiple screens near you! As frustrated and conflicted Republicans are trying to choose a standard bearer to challenge President Obama, is it any coincidence that Palin's PAC has announced the re-release [...]

29 10, 2008

The ‘Dress Like Sarah Palin’ Game

By | October 29th, 2008|Republicans|1 Comment

Need a lighter political moment today?Check out the Dress Like Sarah Palin game!Go ahead, you'll really enjoy it! ;)

29 10, 2008

The 'Dress Like Sarah Palin' Game

By | October 29th, 2008|Republicans|1 Comment

Need a lighter political moment today?Check out the Dress Like Sarah Palin game!Go ahead, you'll really enjoy it! ;)

19 10, 2008

Excuse Me, Senator McCain — What I Want for My Daughter Isn’t About Being Liberal or Conservative

By | October 19th, 2008|Republicans|15 Comments

As the mother of a daughter, there are things I want for my eight-year-old PunditGirl, especially when she becomes a woman -- things that I was lucky to have, but that generations before me didn't. Interestingly, John McCain, as the father of daughters, doesn't seem to want those same things.Since we are both parents of [...]

19 10, 2008

Excuse Me, Senator McCain — What I Want for My Daughter Isn't About Being Liberal or Conservative

By | October 19th, 2008|Republicans|15 Comments

As the mother of a daughter, there are things I want for my eight-year-old PunditGirl, especially when she becomes a woman -- things that I was lucky to have, but that generations before me didn't. Interestingly, John McCain, as the father of daughters, doesn't seem to want those same things.Since we are both parents of [...]

19 10, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Colin Powell to Endorse Obama

By | October 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|7 Comments

CNN is confirming this morning that former Secretary of State Colin Powell has told Meet the Press that he will endorse and vote for Barack Obama for president.Media outlets were speculating on this a few days ago when it was announced that Powell would be appearing on Meet the Press.Powell says Obama has the "intellectual [...]

18 10, 2008

And Now, a Special Message from Sarah Palin

By | October 18th, 2008|Uncategorized|6 Comments

YOU betcha! ;O

16 10, 2008

Mothers of Intention — Pre-existing Conditions, by Susan of Toddler Planet

By | October 16th, 2008|Mothers of Intention|2 Comments

With the last presidential debate behind us, it's not time for all of us to make the decision -- who are we going to case our ballots for in three weeks? Today's guest Mother of Intention, Susan from Toddler Planet, (who is also a fellow DC Metro Mom!) has a few things to say about [...]

14 10, 2008

How to Talk to Your Parents About John McCain

By | October 14th, 2008|Uncategorized|5 Comments

Why am I posting this, aside from the fact that it's an ad to convince people NOT to vote for John McCain? Because the lovely and talented Mom-101 had a hand in writing this!Sometimes, a little family intervention is necessary!

14 10, 2008

Rachel Maddow’s Not Afraid to Call a Liar a Liar

By | October 14th, 2008|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Sometimes it's easier to use the simple words.If only all political commentators could be so refreshingly honest.

14 10, 2008

Rachel Maddow's Not Afraid to Call a Liar a Liar

By | October 14th, 2008|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Sometimes it's easier to use the simple words.If only all political commentators could be so refreshingly honest.

14 10, 2008

Taking Our Political Voices to the Next Level

By | October 14th, 2008|Women in Politics|4 Comments

Put a couple hundred women bloggers in some conference rooms for ten hours and what do you get? Well, I suppose there could be many answers to that question, but when the get-together is three weeks before one of the most important elections of our time, the answer is this -- an emerging force for [...]

10 10, 2008

Sarah Palin, 2012?

By | October 10th, 2008|Republicans|36 Comments

Heaven help us.Photo from 538.com.

10 10, 2008

What Are Those “Swingers” Talking About?

By | October 10th, 2008|Economy|2 Comments

In every presidential election year, some swing states stay the same, but new ones seem to crop up, depending on how the whole electoral map plays out. Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida are always reliably in the mix. This year there are others, including New Mexico, Nevada and very possibly Virginia.The media give us a lot [...]

10 10, 2008

What Are Those "Swingers" Talking About?

By | October 10th, 2008|Economy|2 Comments

In every presidential election year, some swing states stay the same, but new ones seem to crop up, depending on how the whole electoral map plays out. Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida are always reliably in the mix. This year there are others, including New Mexico, Nevada and very possibly Virginia.The media give us a lot [...]

9 10, 2008

There's More Hate in This Country Than I Thought

By | October 9th, 2008|Uncategorized|14 Comments

I'm just really scared now.Really.Really, really.I don't know what else to say. Who knows what's going to happen in these swing states. I'm afraid for all of us.

9 10, 2008

There’s More Hate in This Country Than I Thought

By | October 9th, 2008|Uncategorized|14 Comments

I'm just really scared now.Really.Really, really.I don't know what else to say. Who knows what's going to happen in these swing states. I'm afraid for all of us.

4 10, 2008

Joe Biden vs. Sarah Palin, Part Deux

By | October 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|2 Comments

In case you missed the Vice Presidential debate this week, here it is, in four-and-a-half minutes ...What? That's what really happened.

24 09, 2008

I Grew Up in a Small Town

By | September 24th, 2008|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Well, to be exact, I grew up on a farm near a small town. At the time, it's population was about 2,000. And, yes, I'm the head of the PTA this year, but I'm not ready to stare down Putin.Not to mention a $700 trillion dollar bailout and extensive FBI fraud investigation of why we're [...]

17 09, 2008

GOP Says "Lose Your Home, Lose Your Vote?"

By | September 17th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|8 Comments

I haven't had time to digest this yet, but a lawsuit was filed yesterday in Michigan to stop an alleged effort by the Republican party there to keep people whose homes are being foreclosed on from voting in the upcoming election.The effort, according to the lawsuit, has been dubbed "Lose Your Home, Lose Your Vote."If [...]

17 09, 2008

So Many Mothers of Intention, So Little Time!

By | September 17th, 2008|Mothers of Intention|2 Comments

It's T minus 48 days and counting to Presidential election 2008. And the closer we get to November 4, it seems like more and more mothers are making their political voices heard online. So this week, for PunditMom's Mothers of Intention post, I bring you some amazing women who have taken up the political at [...]

16 09, 2008

An Open Letter to Sarah Palin About Working Mothers

By | September 16th, 2008|Republicans|19 Comments

Dear Sarah,I hope you don't mind me calling you Sarah. I feel like we know each other so well, what with all the media coverage you've been getting in the last couple of weeks.I know you're really proud of the working motherhood arrangement you've crafted for yourself. But since the GOP has been holding you [...]

15 09, 2008

Perhaps John McCain is Living in a Parallel Universe

By | September 15th, 2008|Uncategorized|14 Comments

After getting up at the crack of dawn today, I saw the headlines about Lehman, Merrill Lynch and AIG. Of course, we had a feeling news was coming of an economic meltdown after what happened with Fannie and Freddie, as well as Bear Stearns.But when I heard this statement from John McCain, I had to [...]

12 09, 2008

Sarah Palin, America's Next Top Uber-Mom?

By | September 12th, 2008|Moms & Politics|24 Comments

Sarah Palin is a mother. So am I. That's where our similarities end.Since I'm a pretty progressive Democrat and she's, um, not, there aren't a lot of things we agree on politically. We don't have a lot in common in how our motherhood experiences look, either.I don't have five kids and I'm not a governor [...]

11 09, 2008

Thank You, Sweetney! Sarah Palin on the Issues!

By | September 11th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There is some great Sarah Palin humor going on over at Sweetney's place! I saw this one, and had to have it:See more Gina Gershon videos at Funny or DieThere's plenty more over there. She never disappoints, so go see what else she's got at her new LinkBlog!And I think Gina Gershon has a new [...]

11 09, 2008

Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: "A Really Bad Disney Movie"

By | September 11th, 2008|Republicans|4 Comments

Just one more reason I love Matt Damon:And what would Sarah Palin say to Vladimir Putin?Heaven help us.

5 09, 2008

PunditMom's Reading for the Day: Sarah Palin, Right and Wrong

By | September 5th, 2008|Uncategorized|20 Comments

Huffington Post political editor Hilary Rosen thinks it's time we back off of Sarah Palin and her motherhood.In a commentary at CNN today, she says:I am a woman who someone took a chance on several years ago when they gave me a job that had only previously been done by old white guys. Experience? How [...]

4 09, 2008

Sarah Palin: How Many Women is She?

By | September 4th, 2008|Moms & Politics|16 Comments

Reformer? Maverick? Defender of motherhood? Independent-minded woman? Former beauty queen? Serious politico? Moose hunter?As soon as John McCain announced that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would be his running mate, the liberal vs. conservative online discussion was off to the races! Progressive bloggers are shocked at Palin's positions on reproductive choice, gun control and religion in [...]

4 09, 2008

PunditMom's Random Political Question of the Day

By | September 4th, 2008|Moms & Politics|6 Comments

I know Sarah Palin can field dress a moose. But how did she convince the moose to put on the dress in the first place?

3 09, 2008

Sarah Palin and Mommy Wars 2.0

By | September 3rd, 2008|Moms & Politics|23 Comments

Sarah Palin's nomination as the GOP VP nominee has brought the Mommy Wars discussion back into the media. I just have to ask, do we really need to go there?No matter what you think of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's politics, I thought she had to at least be given credit for being an accomplished working [...]