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22 05, 2009

The Supreme Court Needs a Mom

By | May 22nd, 2009|Moms & Politics|7 Comments

Another woman on the Supreme Court of the United States would be good, but I wonder if a woman who is a mother might be even better! No, not one to make the grilled cheese sandwiches and make sure everyone remembers to wear their warm coats. But someone who can view cases through the lenses [...]

3 05, 2009

Embracing My Inner Joe Biden

By | May 3rd, 2009|Uncategorized|5 Comments

Poor Joe Biden. He was on the hot seat again this week for his comments about telling his family to protect themselves from the swine flu virus by avoiding planes, subways and small, enclosed places. That seems like eminently sensible advice to me, especially if, as for most Americans, you just can't take the chance [...]

4 03, 2009

Rush Limbaugh, Michael Steele and a 14-Year-Old Walk Into a Bar

By | March 4th, 2009|Moms & Politics|7 Comments

Yes, I know the fourteen-year-old wouldn't be able to get into the bar, but it just sounds like there's a really good joke there. I'm hoping that the joke is on the GOP.It's quite a cast of characters that seem to be leading the way for GOP 3.0. First, there's Rush Limbaugh. What can I [...]

11 02, 2009

Bill O’Reilly vs. Helen Thomas

By | February 11th, 2009|Uncategorized|19 Comments

I don't want to stoop to Bill O'Reilly's level, but after he went on his Helen Thomas mock-fest this week, I think I might have to start. With a Democrat back in the White House, Helen Thomas got promoted back to her front row status, after being demoted to the back of the room in [...]

16 01, 2009

PunditMom’s Spin Cycle Friday — Sarah Palin Needs a Lesson & Malia Obama is a Smart One

By | January 16th, 2009|Moms & Politics|3 Comments

I'm going to have some thoughts later today on the farewell tour that George Bush has been on since the holidays. In the meantime, a few tidbits I thought you'd like .....Oh no, she DI'int! Someone really needs to tell Sarah Palin how the political game is played.Women, Power & Politics -- a good combination [...]

15 01, 2009

Do Feminists Need a Male Superhero?

By | January 15th, 2009|Moms & Politics|7 Comments

Is Ms. Magazine trying to make a valid point or just stir up controversy to sell more magazines?I've been thinking about this a lot before launching into this piece because I wanted to put my finger on exactly why I had a gut negative reaction to this cover. I don't have a philosophical objection to [...]

14 01, 2009

What’s the Difference Between Tim Geithner, Kimba Wood and Zoe Baird?

By | January 14th, 2009|Moms & Politics|12 Comments

I know that asking you to access the brain cells that remember who Kimba Wood and Zoe Baird are might be a bit of a challenge. Their names haven't really been in the news for about 15 years. And, heck, sometimes I can't even find the brain cells to remember where I put the car [...]

12 01, 2009

PunditMom’s Monday Spin Cycle!

By | January 12th, 2009|Moms & Politics|9 Comments

Now that we're all back in to the New Year, its time to start keeping track again of the tasty political tidbits of the day ...Will Barack Obama be the Equivocator in Chief?Apparently it's OK to hide jewels and heirlooms if you're a fraud mastermind, and you still don't have to go to jail!President Lame [...]

12 01, 2009

The True Measure of George W. Bush

By | January 12th, 2009|Moms & Politics|4 Comments

Like all good Democrats, I am counting down the days until President George W. Bush is on that plane headed for Texas, never to darken our governmental doorstep again. There's not much point in listing all the reasons why -- that's a book, not a blog post -- though he did virtually single-handedly send our [...]

9 01, 2009

Sarah Palin’s Whining Isn’t Helping Anyone

By | January 9th, 2009|Moms & Politics|7 Comments

After watching the new Sarah Palin interview clip from the not-yet-released movie Media Malpractice, I recognized another thing about Palin.While I'm betting she was a Tracy Flick kind of gal in high school, that teenage girl also had insecurities. And a girl with political ambition and underlying self-esteem issues about who she is and how [...]

9 01, 2009

Lilly Ledbetter: “All I Ever Expected Was to be Treated Fairly”

By | January 9th, 2009|Equal Pay|4 Comments

Once upon a time, in a land that now seems very far away, a 19-year-old girl landed what she thought at the time was her dream job -- a position as an on-air television reporter! It wasn't in a major city or anything, but she thought she was well on her way to the ultimate [...]

26 11, 2008

Thanksgiving Moment of Zen

By | November 26th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Relax. Enjoy. Give thanks.Photo by PunditMom

25 06, 2008

Mothers of Intention — Summer Reading List!

By | June 25th, 2008|Mothers of Intention|2 Comments

For something a little different for Mothers of Intention this week, I give you the PunditMom summer reading list!Here are some volumes on active political women to keep you energized through the long political summer!Madam President: Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling, Eleanor Clift & Tom BrazaitisThe She Spot, Lisa Witter & Lisa ChenFounding Mothers: The [...]

19 06, 2008

PunditMom's $27 Election Revolution

By | June 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|24 Comments

$27.That's my new mantra.Several months ago, I read Melinda Henneberger's book, If They Only Listened to Us: What Women Voters Want Men to Hear. As she was promoting her book, Henneberger quoted a statistic in one article that if every woman who voted in the 2006 national elections had contributed just $27 to any presidential [...]

17 04, 2008

More PunditMom on XM Radio/POTUS '08 Channel 130

By | April 17th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|2 Comments

So, I guess XM Radio liked what PunditMom had to say last time, so they've invited me back!Tune in on Friday morning at 8:40 a.m. on POTUS '08 Channel 130 on XM Radio.They like me! They really like me! ;O

4 04, 2008

How Green IS My Valley?

By | April 4th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|6 Comments

How green is my valley? I suppose a more important question is, how much greener could my valley be? We recycle paper, glass and cans. I haven't gotten around to putting in those compact fluorescent light bulbs yet, but I've been thinking about it. But I really can't claim that we're overly focused on reducing [...]

12 03, 2008

Why Can't We Forgive Hillary Clinton?

By | March 12th, 2008|Moms & Politics|14 Comments

I'm feeling a little alone out here in the PunditMom corner of the blogosphere as a Hillary Clinton supporter. I thought maybe I wasn't perceiving reality correctly, but I learned this week that I have a firm grasp on the situation -- we're in hiding because we don't want to be attacked by Barack Obama's [...]

1 10, 2007

A Political Equation

By | October 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|14 Comments

Two women I admire a great deal -- Elizabeth Edwards and Connie Schultz -- have my brain working overtime.This weekend, Elizabeth Edwards said to the Silicon Valley Moms, the DC Metro Moms and the Chicago Moms:"We don't get the change we want unless we are willing to work for it."A few weeks ago, when Pulitzer [...]

9 08, 2007

Surrendering to the Frump

By | August 9th, 2007|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Rachael here from Redsy. Pundit Mom also asked me to come over here and pornify her temple of intellectual punditry with my brand of saucy sweary nonsense. Like Mrs. Chicky, I also had the huge honor of meeting PM. She's absolutely adorable in person and no bigger than a minute (Mrs. Chicky is also darling [...]