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2 09, 2008

Maybe Bristol Palin's Business IS Our Business?

By | September 2nd, 2008|Republicans|16 Comments

As I was thinking about the news of 17-year-old Bristol Palin's pregnancy, my first response as a woman and a mother was, leave the poor girl alone. I cannot even imagine being in her situation, let alone having to handle it in the white hot spotlight of the national media.Nor can I fathom fast-forwarding myself [...]

20 08, 2008

Best of Mothers of Intention — The Struggles of a Republican on the Fence

By | August 20th, 2008|Mothers of Intention|3 Comments

As I struggle through the last two weeks before the new school year with no day camp and no child care, I'd like to present a Best of Mothers of Intention post. My friend Dana of The Dana Files agreed to write one of the first in my ongoing series, and I thought the days [...]

19 08, 2008

Why Obama Will Pick Elmo as Vice President

By | August 19th, 2008|Democrats|10 Comments

It seems like everyone is getting in on the Barack Obama VP guessing game, uh, I mean, prediction process.Lawyer Mama is positive it will be Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. Others say, Hillary will be the stealth candidate.While I was thinking it would be Senator Joe Biden (hey, I called it before the big newsmakers!), I [...]

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 [...]

14 08, 2008

Maybe Barack Obama Just Isn’t That Into You

By | August 14th, 2008|Moms & Politics|9 Comments

First, Barack Obama wasn't sure he wanted to reach out to Hillary Clinton supporters because they should just get over it, probably feeling that women who traditionally voted Democratic would come around by November.He may be right, but then I read in a column by Joel Stein in Time Magazine about how Floridians like his [...]

12 08, 2008

Now Elizabeth Edwards is to Blame?

By | August 12th, 2008|Moms & Politics|11 Comments

As an early adopter of the John Edwards presidential campaign, I'm still smarting over the news of his affair. Not because I think his personal life, or personal mistakes, are any of my GD business, but because of how this could have truly messed things up for the Democrats if he had become the nominee.Because [...]

10 08, 2008

Now, I’m Wondering. Was Mark Penn Off His Meds?

By | August 10th, 2008|Moms & Politics|5 Comments

The tale of the ill-fated Hillary Clinton campaign continues to unfold and I have to keep asking myself, "How could this have happened?"The latest? Apparently, former strategist Mark Penn advised Clinton that she should "portray ... Obama as having a 'limited' connection to basic American values and culture ...." Atlantic magazine is about to come [...]

8 08, 2008

Political Rule #1 — If You Want to be President, Keep it in Your Pants

By | August 8th, 2008|Democrats|29 Comments

JOHN EDWARDS!Yes, John, I'm talking to you.How could you be that stupid?You know, as a general matter, whatever politicians do in their private lives is their business. I don't want them poking into my personal matters or anyone else's, so I think that's only fair. Have extramarital affairs or don't, but keep CNN and the [...]

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.

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 [...]

8 07, 2008

For the First Time in My Life, I Might Not Vote

By | July 8th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|34 Comments

I was sad that my big "debut" interview with Good Morning, America didn't run (breaking news over the course of several days bumped it and made it "old" news).The topic was whether Hillary Clinton supporters would really cross-over and vote for John McCain. The reporter asked me, "So do you think all the talk on [...]

2 05, 2008

PunditMom's Blogoversary!!

By | May 2nd, 2008|Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention|14 Comments

It sort of snuck up on me. I've been a little overwhelmed here and here and here and here and here. And you get the idea. Still trying to deny this one here.And desperately trying to ignore this!But today, May 2, is my second anniversary blogging as PunditMom.Like the new button? Laurie from Upside Up [...]

30 04, 2008

Why Are We Arguing??

By | April 30th, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|9 Comments

It's as simple as that.Photo by PunditMom

30 04, 2008

MOMocrats Gettin' Busy!

By | April 30th, 2008|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Now, we're doing news releases! If I keep saying we'll achieve world domination by 2012, it just might happen!!MOMocrats EXCLUSIVE with Barack Obama MOMocrats step up where mainstream media and traditional debates let the American public down, "Things we wish they'd asked in the debates..." Recently, MOMocrats asked the Democratic Presidential candidates the questions we [...]

28 04, 2008

Even an Obama Supporter Believes Media Coverage of Hillary is Sexist

By | April 28th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|10 Comments

I've taken a lot of heat for continuing to talk about my belief that many in the media have treated Hillary Clinton unfairly because of her gender.Comments like, "If you look hard enough for sexism, you'll find it" or that any sense that the media critiques of Clinton are infused with sexist undertones are mere [...]

27 04, 2008

Have I Got Some Mother's Day Swag for You!

By | April 27th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|1 Comment

Well, not me personally. But me and the other MOMocrats.Need a Hillary purse? A nice tote with Barack's face on it? Some political reading? How about some election-specific condoms? (Does that mean they don't work after the election??)And, of course, some beautiful MOMocrats items!Head over to MOMocrats and leave a comment there if you'd like [...]

27 04, 2008

Like I Need Any More Reasons to 'Heart' Elizabeth Edwards

By | April 27th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|3 Comments

While I've accepted the fact that my dream presidential ticket of Edwards/Edwards will probably never come to pass (and it doesn't matter to me which one is the Presidential candidate and which one goes for V.P), I'm ecstatic that the sensible, practical voice of Elizabeth Edwards is still part of the 2008 campaign.While she is [...]

23 04, 2008

So, Here We Are, Hillary

By | April 23rd, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|2 Comments

Alright, NOW what do we do?I know I said I thought we'd be able to breathe today, but I was wrong. Yeah, that happens from time to time.I'm not entirely surprised that Hillary Clinton was able to pull out the double-digit victory in Pennsylvania. Having grown up in the Keystone State, I have a pretty [...]

22 04, 2008

Pennsylvania College Students and the Democratic Primary

By | April 22nd, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|1 Comment

One of my nieces attends college in Pennsylvania, where she's studying to be a vet, though she is a talented cartoonist, as well (yes, she is the force behind the PunditMom caricature!)On a whim, I thought I would ask her to poll her friends to get a sense of what the late teen/early 20's set [...]

19 04, 2008

Why I'm Having a Hard Time With Barack Obama

By | April 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|18 Comments

Barack Obama never misses an opportunity to get a personal dig in at Hillary Clinton. While he tries to remind us all of her negative campaign style, his negative approach is to kill her with a thousand cuts. More subtle, but no less effective.Before you all start attacking me, hear me out.No matter what Hillary [...]

13 04, 2008

Barack Obama — It's Not a Question of Being Elite, It's About Understanding

By | April 13th, 2008|Democrats|4 Comments

Barack Obama continues to be under attack for comments he made that many have called elitist:"You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them," ... "And it's not surprising then they [...]

11 04, 2008

How Green Are THEIR Valleys?

By | April 11th, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|6 Comments

Last week, I took a look at my inner eco-gal and discovered that there's much to be done here at Chez PunditMom to make our lives a lot greener and more Earth-friendly.Next week I'll be writing about the official positions of the Presidential candidates about the environment. Taking a look at where the presidential-hopefuls stand [...]

3 04, 2008

Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary Plus One

By | April 3rd, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|5 Comments

I'm betting the editors of the recently released collection of essays called Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary were assuming the presidential political landscape would look a bit different today, at least from a marketing point of view.If the primary race was over and Hillary had become the Democratic nominee after Super Tuesday, as many [...]

29 03, 2008

Hillary Clinton — Damned if She Does and Damned if She Doesn't

By | March 29th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|21 Comments

The political drums are pounding harder and louder -- Get. Out. Hillary. GET! OUT! HILLARY!GET! OUT! HILLARY!Politicos ruminate over how much more the Democratic party can "take." Some voters -- the one's who've already cast their ballots -- have primary fatigue and want to be done with the process. Some Hillary Clinton supporters have even [...]

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 [...]

20 03, 2008

Can We PLEASE Forget About the Blue Dress?

By | March 20th, 2008|Democrats|5 Comments

I KNEW that no one really cared about Hillary Clinton's schedule.Not the schedule per se. The interest was to use it as a tool to go after her. That's what it looks like today.Don't believe me? Then go read this:Hillary At White House on 'Stained Blue Dress' DayI knew that MSNBC was out to get [...]

17 03, 2008

You Child's Strengths — One Way to Overcome No Child Left Behind

By | March 17th, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|4 Comments

Education isn't getting much play in the 2008 presidential election coverage. I suspect that with all the hoopla around the politics of politics, as well as the state of the economy, the Iraq war and Eliot Spitzer's future career plans, there won't be a lot of campaign coverage about how to create better schools that [...]

13 03, 2008

Why Should the "Girl" Step Aside?

By | March 13th, 2008|Uncategorized|8 Comments

The women we love in popular culture are the good girls.Cinderella. Sleeping Beauty. Girls who don’t rock the boat. Pretty, demure and corseted. These are the models we let our little girls believe are the ideal.And that’s Hillary Clinton’s problem. She’s not the “good girl” in that fairy tale princess sort of way. That makes a lot of us a little uncomfortable.Hillary is more Princess Smartypants than Princess Aurora.More Mulan than Madeleine.For some reason, we can’t get past our lingering, underlying obsession with the idea that girls are for rescuing, not ones to be cast in the role of smart problem solver. […]

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 [...]