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19 01, 2012

Political Crazy Times!

By | January 19th, 2012|2012 election, Democrats, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|5 Comments

There is just TOO much going on in the world of presidential politics to weigh in on all the pundit-y goodness that could surely fill pages of this site!  But what's a girl to do when the whole world of Republican politics looks like it's turning upside down?  I was all set to [...]

4 01, 2012

Michele Bachmann is Out. Or Is She?

By | January 4th, 2012|2012 election, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|0 Comments

It was really just a matter of time until Michele Bachmann’s presidential race was over.  I had a sense that things were close when her children showed up with her on interviews right before the Iowa Caucuses.  When a candidate starts appearing with their extended family mid-campaign, it’s almost never a good sign.  [...]

12 12, 2011

PunditMom’s Holiday Gift Guide!

By | December 12th, 2011|Democrats, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|0 Comments

'Tis the season for gift guides! While I don't usually put one together, my amazing friend Samantha from Garza Girls gave me the inspiration to think about what would make the perfect gift for the pundits in your household.  After all, the 2012 primary election season begins immediately after the holiday season, so why not [...]

14 10, 2011

Do Women Need a Woman to Stay Engaged in the 2012 Race?

By | October 14th, 2011|Democrats, Republicans, Women in Politics|4 Comments

Women candidates for president or vice president have been far and few between in our lifetimes. Until 2008, to see any woman on a national ticket, regardless of party, was a rarity.  Sure, there were a couple of famous exceptions like Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun.  But it’s pretty [...]

19 09, 2011

Dear Michele Bachmann, Leave My Daughter’s Cervix Out of Your Campaign

By | September 19th, 2011|Making Our Political Voices Heard, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|3 Comments

When political candidates start using our personal lives -- the really personal parts -- for their own political gain, they cross a line.  And some of the GOP Presidential candidates have ventured into dangerous territory as they've been discussing our daughters' cervical regions to portray themselves in a way they hope will appeal to more [...]

9 09, 2011

The GOP Presidential Debate in Two Minutes

By | September 9th, 2011|Democrats, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|4 Comments

In case you hit the sack early on Wednesday night, or just didn't have the stomach to watch the Republican canned speech event debate, here's a quick recap for your weekend cocktail party discussion pleasure: Newt Gingrich -- You kids get off my lawn! Rick Perry -- Texas: The Death Penalty State.  What's It to [...]

10 08, 2011

Michele Bachmann and Newsweek

By | August 10th, 2011|Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans, Women in Politics|1 Comment

Many political observers thought that when Hillary Clinton gave us those 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling, that finally, FINALLY, women were going to be taken seriously as leaders.  Unfortunately, those in the media who are more concerned with selling ads in magazines, as well as perpetuating the myth that the little ladies just [...]

28 07, 2011

Michele Bachmann and Me

By | July 28th, 2011|Democrats, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|9 Comments

Michele Bachmann and I had lunch together.  It's true!  She even had these lovely Tea Party cookies! OK, there were about 200 other people in the room, too. But we were both eating in the same place at the same time! Bachmann was at the National Press Club and, as a member, I was lucky [...]

16 07, 2011

Ridiculous Politics

By | July 16th, 2011|Economy, Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|0 Comments

Just when I think that the world of politics can't get any more ridiculous, someone comes along to prove me wrong. Some Americans are still holding the Vietnam War against Jane Fonda and apparently they all watch QVC.  Because there aren't other places (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, who am I missing?) we need to be more [...]

14 07, 2011

The Real Political Armageddon

By | July 14th, 2011|Democrats, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|0 Comments

There's been a lot of talk in Washington, D.C. and on the news shows about how our prolonged national debt ceiling nightmare will be the equivalent of political Armageddon for whoever loses this battle.  It's just a matter of days until we know the outcome of our budgetary War and Peace.  But when it comes [...]

29 06, 2011

Five Pieces of Advice for Michele Bachmann from Hillary Clinton

By | June 29th, 2011|Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|8 Comments

I know Michele Bachmann and Hillary Clinton are at complete opposite ends of the political spectrum, but now that the congresswoman from Minnesota has made her 2012 presidential bid official, she should prepare herself for the inevitable increased amount of media sexism and go to school on Clinton's 2008 experiences. "Flake" and "balloon head" are [...]

20 06, 2011

Political Word Games

By | June 20th, 2011|Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Women in Politics|1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago, I had a great time meeting and being interviewed by Kelly Wallace, iVillage's Chief Correspondent, in connection with the release of my new book, Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America. As a former broadcast journalist myself, I know that the grind of doing [...]

15 06, 2011

Michele Bachmann: Upping the Political Motherhood Ante

By | June 15th, 2011|Feminism, Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

If you thought Michele Bachmann was a conservative mom political superstar before the GOP debate on CNN, then you're probably standing in line to get her autograph this week, as well as her special beauty secrets of how she still looks so young and fresh after 28 kids. I certainly don't look that put together [...]

5 06, 2011

Sarah Palin’s Political Tornado

By | June 5th, 2011|Democrats, Republicans, Women in Politics|6 Comments

The majority of Sarah Palin watchers seem certain that there is no way, no how the half-term governor from Alaska is going to run  for President in 2012.  Nu-uh, isn't gonna happen, totally sure of it.   She's just going on the road with her motorcycle helmet and personally branded tour bus to stay in the [...]

1 06, 2011

As Bachmann & Palin Shift Into Overdrive, Can We Steer Clear of “Catfight?”

By | June 1st, 2011|Democrats, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

With the rollout of Sarah Palin’s East Coast bus tour extravaganza and Michele Bachmann’s near-announcement on Good Morning America that she’ll announce her presidential candidacy in Iowa in June, analysts are wondering, “Will they or won’t they?”  Is there enough political bandwidth for two dynamic Republican women on the road to the White House or [...]

21 04, 2011

Michele Bachmann: Silly Balloon Head or Serious as a Heart Attack?

By | April 21st, 2011|Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|5 Comments

I don't like Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann as potential 2012 presidential candidates.  No big surprise there.  But I like Charles Krauthammer as a pundit even less, especially when he takes the easy way out on an argument.  So when he jumps on the Karl Rove bandwagon of bad-mouthing women candidates because they're not "serious" [...]

11 04, 2011

The GOP is Full of Busy Bees!

By | April 11th, 2011|Democrats, Economy, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

Things are really heating up for the GOP this week!  Speaker of the House John Boehner says he's done talking about billions -- that's just chump change!  Michelle Bachmann says if she does decide to run for President, she promises she'd only be a one-termer.  Yes, we'll all sleep better at night knowing that! And [...]

5 04, 2011

Conservative Women Targeting Sarah Palin?

By | April 5th, 2011|Republicans, Women in Politics|6 Comments

As we get closer and closer to November 2012, I'm noticing a trend -- increasing numbers of conservative women willing to openly question the stuff that Sarah Palin is made of.  Many well-respected Republican women have apparently decided that it's vital to get voters thinking about what a potential Palin presidency would look like and [...]

4 04, 2011

Michele Bachmann's Dirty Little Secret

By | April 4th, 2011|Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|13 Comments

There are lots of things to talk about when it comes to Minnesota Congresswoman and wannabe-presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.  Her sense of geography is slightly off.  And her grasp of American history is not exactly what I'd hope for in someone who's serious about running for the White House.  But when it comes to hot [...]

11 02, 2011

Michele Bachmann: The Darling of CPAC

By | February 11th, 2011|Republicans, Women in Politics|0 Comments

In a classic "rally the base" speech for the opening of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann embraced the role of tea party cheerleader to prepare the 11,000 loyalists listening for their march to the 2012 elections. Armed with statistics about conservative victories in 2010 and America's national debt, she fulfilled [...]

2 02, 2011

Is Fair Pay Dead in Minnesota?

By | February 2nd, 2011|Equal Pay, Feminism, Republicans, Women in Politics|0 Comments

I've never been to Minnesota, but I'm a big fan -- I like it's current Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken ('cause he was smart enough, good enough and gosh darn it the voters liked him!), someone was ingenious enough to come up with the idea of connecting most of the buildings in downtown Minneapolis [...]

17 12, 2009

Too Much Work !!

By | December 17th, 2009|Republicans|0 Comments

Things might get a little slow from time to time while I'm working on my book project, so in the meantime, here's a quick political video for your "enjoyment ..."

30 10, 2008

Not All Women Candidates are Created Equal

By | October 30th, 2008|Moms & Politics|1 Comment

I'm taking a little break here today, but that doesn't mean I'm taking a a day off from punditry!I've written a piece on one of my favorites -- Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann -- over at the Women's Media Center called Stepping Over the Line.Of course, there are lots of other women political candidates who are [...]

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 [...]