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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 [...]

10 03, 2009

John McCain and the Tale of the Earmarks

By | March 10th, 2009|Republicans|5 Comments

No, not earwigs. Or ear worms.Earmarks.Senator John McCain is really rattling the cage this week about "earmarks" -- those special requests in the federal budget that allow lawmakers to get a few hundreds of thousands, or millions, of dollars here or there for pet projects they claim their constituents need. McCain says he is SOOO [...]

5 12, 2008

PunditMom’s Friday Quick Hits — You Say SCOTUS, …

By | December 5th, 2008|Republicans|1 Comment

Off to do a million things today, but before I go, here are a few for some cubicle chat today:The Supreme Court is hearing a case challenging whether Barack Obama is a "natural born citizen" and eligible to be the next POTUS. This came up with John McCain too, but SCOTUS didn't seem too concerned [...]

2 11, 2008

We Haven’t Been Waiting for a Barracuda

By | November 2nd, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|1 Comment

Could John McCain be any more out of touch with what women want? If he is President, it won't be pretty ladies, no matter what your party affiliation.

2 11, 2008

“Just” Sarah Palin “Goin’ ” Rogue

By | November 2nd, 2008|Uncategorized|1 Comment

And how did John McCain really feel about the 2012 " goin'" rogue bit? And Cindy McCain does a great Carol Merrill impression, doesn't she?

28 10, 2008

Can You Say Senator Sarah Palin?

By | October 28th, 2008|Republicans|7 Comments

At first, I thought it was a little odd that John McCain would stick his toe in the waters of the corruption trial of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. But shortly after the jury announced they had found Stevens guilty of seven counts of ethics violations related to unreported favors to Stevens and his family, McCain [...]

21 10, 2008

$800,000 and Counting! Thanks, Michele Bachmann!

By | October 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|9 Comments

It's probably an understatement to say that so many of us have begun the belt-tightening process since the stock market and the banking industry both imploded a few weeks ago.I feel nervous pretty much every day, even though I think our family is in relatively good shape financially as long as nothing unexpected happens. The [...]

20 10, 2008

This Message Brought to you by "Jo" the Working Mom

By | October 20th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|4 Comments

As a long time political nerd, I've seen and heard a lot of things over the years. But I'm a little confused about why John McCain and Sarah Palin think we should be taking a political science primer from a plumber wanna-be. I have a political science degree, so I can probably exempt myself from [...]

20 10, 2008

This Message Brought to you by “Jo” the Working Mom

By | October 20th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|4 Comments

As a long time political nerd, I've seen and heard a lot of things over the years. But I'm a little confused about why John McCain and Sarah Palin think we should be taking a political science primer from a plumber wanna-be. I have a political science degree, so I can probably exempt myself from [...]

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 [...]

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!

26 09, 2008

An Open Letter to Jim Lehrer About the First Presidential Debate

By | September 26th, 2008|Republicans|1 Comment

Dear Jim Lehrer,I know you're probably all on pins and needles right about now, as Barack Obama and John McCain make their way to Mississippi for the first presidential debate. I know there were hours where you probably thought you'd either get to spend a night on the town in University, Mississippi or that it [...]

19 09, 2008

Talking With Our Daughters About Sarah Palin

By | September 19th, 2008|Republicans|24 Comments

I was chatting with a news reporter from another country who lives in our general neighborhood yesterday about the the Sarah Palin phenomenon -- why she's getting so much coverage, can you compare her to Hillary Clinton, (NO!) and whether working moms would support Palin.We were heading off to pick up children when she casually [...]

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 [...]

13 09, 2008

Why Joy Behar Should be Invited to a Presidential Debate

By | September 13th, 2008|Uncategorized|10 Comments

Joy Behar of The View is no shrinking violet. That's one reason I like her. I'm not a big fan of The View, but I enjoy when she appears on Larry King, she tells it like it is and I like that in anyone talking about politics!Now, I really think Joy should be getting in [...]

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 [...]

1 09, 2008

Goodbye Hillary, Hello Hillary

By | September 1st, 2008|Republicans|11 Comments

What's that famous line from Godfather III? Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in again??Poor Al Pacino. At least he was only dealing with the mafia. Hillary Clinton, I'm betting, will be experiencing the same thing, only with presidential politics which I've decided might be even a little more cut-throat than [...]

29 08, 2008

Don’t Dismiss Sarah Palin Out of Hand

By | August 29th, 2008|Republicans|12 Comments

Needless to say, there have been a LOT of blog posts and articles flying around the blogosphere since Friday when John McCain announced that his choice for vice-president is Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. While I hadn't posted about it, I had been saying privately for months that I thought McCain would choose Palin as his [...]

25 08, 2008

The Hurdle Hillary Supporters Can’t Get Over

By | August 25th, 2008|Republicans|12 Comments

Sometimes I'm surprised at the thoughts that spring into my head when I'm not expecting them, especially the political ones.Last weekend brought some much needed R&R from parenting as one of my stepdaughters took over the reigns, bringing down my mental anxiety a notch on a variety of fronts.As I was pondering why there is [...]

18 08, 2008

Homeless Children, Don’t Count on John McCain

By | August 18th, 2008|Adoption|9 Comments

Surprisingly, I found myself watching pretty much the whole two hours of Rick Warren's interviews with John McCain and Barack Obama on CNN over the weekend.I'll admit, I was reluctant. I figured it would be two hours of fire & brimstone Q&A. All religion and no secular questions. But I'll give Warren credit -- he [...]

8 08, 2008

What Political Women Can Learn from Paris Hilton

By | August 8th, 2008|Uncategorized|5 Comments

We've all had a chuckle over Paris Hilton's shot across the bow at John McCain's use of her image in his campaign ad, myself included. But as I've thought about it, I think her video is more than just a 'touche' moment that should be relegated to the level of Jib-Jab election entertainment.See more Paris [...]

5 08, 2008

PunditMom “Hearts” Paris Hilton

By | August 5th, 2008|Uncategorized|10 Comments

Need I say more ....See Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad and more funny videos on FunnyOrDie.comSee more funny videos at Funny or DieWho knew Paris Hilton was such a big thinker? See you at the debates, bitches! Like, totally!

5 08, 2008

In Case You Needed One More Reason Not to Vote for John McCain

By | August 5th, 2008|Uncategorized|7 Comments

Miss Buffalo Chip? 'Nuf said.

18 07, 2008

John McCain and His So-Called Family Values

By | July 18th, 2008|Adoption|6 Comments

Most people who know me realize that, notwithstanding my recent crisis of political faith, I will not be voting for John McCain in November. But as an adoptive mother I have a soft spot in my heart for the McCain family since they are an adoptive family, too.That soft spot hardened up a bit when [...]

14 07, 2008

Ms. POTUS 2036 ??

By | July 14th, 2008|Republicans|6 Comments

I thought it was pretty clear cut in eighth grade civics class -- to be President of the United States, you have to born in one of the 50 states. Period. A "natural born citizen."Friends have often commented that PunditGirl, being the opinionated daughter that she is (you're REALLY surprised, right?!), should run for President [...]

11 07, 2008

Why Barack Obama & John McCain Should Be Coming to BlogHer ’08

By | July 11th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|8 Comments

Last year, after attending my first BlogHer conference, I was a little put out when I discovered that most of the Democratic presidential candidates were making appearances at The Yearly Kos conference just one week later (now called Netroots Nation) and not BlogHer.Having heard more times than I care to count that women voters are [...]

8 07, 2008

John McCain and the “Summer of Love”

By | July 8th, 2008|Uncategorized|2 Comments

It's hardly even started, and John McCain can't resist the chance to make us think things that just aren't true.His new ad is a compare/contrast about 1969 -- McCain's faulty reference to the "summer of love." Aside from his chronological error, see if you can guess what's wrong with this ad ...Makes you wonder what [...]

18 04, 2008

Is It Hot on This Planet or Is It Just Me? Earth Day & The Presidential Candidates

By | April 18th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|1 Comment

For better or worse, it's probably a safe bet that with Earth Day falling on the same day as the Pennsylvania presidential primary, April 22, the candidates are a little more focused on Pa. than on Mother Earth. For today, I'll let it go. But as I've been pondering about whether my personal life is [...]

27 03, 2008

Mothers of Intention — Color Me Underwhelmed!

By | March 27th, 2008|Mothers of Intention|19 Comments

Welcome, albeit a tad late -- you know, life gets in the way sometimes -- to this week's installment of Mothers of Intention. My lovely and talented guest this week? Queen of the Mayhem!Hey all, Queen of the Mayhem here! I was both shocked and flattered when PM asked me to contribute to her "Mothers [...]