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19 11, 2008

What’s Up with Missouri?

By | November 19th, 2008|Moms & Politics|2 Comments

PunditMom Radio is back tomorrow with some excellent guests.First, I'll be talking with my fellow MOMocrat Jaelithe, who also writes State of Discontent. We'll be talking about her home state Missouri -- the efforts to turn out the vote and support there for Barack Oabama, and mull over the question of why Missouri still hasn't [...]

9 11, 2008

PunditMom Two Years Ago — And the First Woman President Will Be …??

By | November 9th, 2008|Uncategorized|8 Comments

Two years ago, I wasn't sure that Hillary Clinton would be elected the first woman President of the United States in 2008. Turns out my sense about the common wisdom at the time was right. But now, I'm wondering what slot in the new Barack Obama administration is available for the woman I WAS thinking [...]

7 11, 2008

Time to Move On

By | November 7th, 2008|Uncategorized|16 Comments

If you read my blog with any regularity, you know that I was slow to support Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate. Part of that was because I had ardently supported one candidate at the beginning of the race and, then when he dropped out, chose to support Hillary Clinton, with a little less [...]

6 11, 2008

Is It a “Gift” for Kids to Grow Up in the White House?

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

In an interview about the possibility of living in the White House with young children, Michelle Obama said she thought it would be a "gift" for her daughters to grow up there, being witness to history and having the chance to meet world leaders.As an adult, it probably is a gift and an amazing experience, [...]

5 11, 2008

Do I Inhale or Exhale?

By | November 5th, 2008|Democrats|16 Comments

This morning when PunditGirl woke up, her eyes half open and still sleepy, snuggled under the covers, she quietly asked in her groggy morning voice, "Did Obama win?"When I told her the outcome, she sat up, made a fist and said, as if it was her own triumph, "YES!"That's the tone I want to be [...]

4 11, 2008

How is Voting Going in Your State?

By | November 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|3 Comments

With so much of my family in Pennsylvania, and hearing some reports of problems, I was wondering how the rest of the state was doing. Now I can figure that out --Isn't this great? I'd do my own state, but so far things seem calm here.And don't forget the Twitter Vote Report and the Voter [...]

4 11, 2008

Voting Problems in Pennsylvania and Virginia

By | November 4th, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|0 Comments

From 866-OUR-VOTE:ELECTION ALERT: VIRGINIA AND PENNSYLVANIA VOTERS FACE SERIOUS THREATS TO THEIR VOTING RIGHTS AT THE POLLS Voters can call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) to report issues at the polls November 4, 2008 - Voters are reporting major obstacles to casting their ballot in polling locations across Virginia and Pennsylvania, which could disenfranchise thousands of [state] voters. [...]

4 11, 2008

Free-floating Election Anxiety

By | November 4th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|0 Comments

I'm afraid to get excited about the election. Many other women are and they've been talking about their experiences and emotions over at The Motherhood's Moms Call in the Vote Circle. There are some wonderfully passionate stories about voting experiences.My problem is this -- I'm too anxious to get too emotional --I'm a Democrat through [...]

4 11, 2008

And What Are They Saying in Pennsylvania?

By | November 4th, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|0 Comments

A lot of my family lives in the "battleground" state of Pennsylvania. Here's an update from them:

4 11, 2008

Well, That Could Have Been Worse!

By | November 4th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|1 Comment

Only about 25 people in line and I only had to wait about ten minutes to vote ... here's my report from The Motherhood:But I understand it's not going so smoothly in Virginia. And there are definitely lessons to be learned as parents, as we wait in voting lines.Want to hear more moms talking about [...]

4 11, 2008

On My Way to Vote With the Flu!

By | November 4th, 2008|Moms & Politics|2 Comments

All I can say is WTF?I was fine last night, all ready to talk politics on a local DC TV station tonight. Woke up this morning with so many aches and symptoms that it's going to take every last ounce to actually get to the polls.But I have a little information (thanks to The Motherhood) [...]

3 11, 2008

My Reason to Vote Obama/Biden

By | November 3rd, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|13 Comments

Well, actually, you can probably guess that I have loads of reasons why I won't be voting for the McCain/Palin ticket tomorrow. And lots of really good reasons to hope that the electronic voting machine I know I'll be using will accurately record my vote for Obama & Biden, as well as the other Democrats [...]

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

I’ll Gladly Give You a Chance to Win an Election Day Gift Bag on Tuesday for your Voting Story Today!

By | November 2nd, 2008|Moms & Politics|14 Comments

Yes, that's a really tortured Wimpy reference, but bear with me!I'd like to collect as many good and bad voting stories as possible for upcoming posts and I'm willing to give you a chance at some cool swag in exchange!Leave a detailed comment about your voting experiences -- good or bad, early, absentee or Election [...]

2 11, 2008

You’ve Tried Live-Blogging. Now, It’s Time for Live-Voting!

By | November 2nd, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|0 Comments

You heard me!Get out your cell phones and get ready to use them on Tuesday. The new and improved Motherhood has created a Call in the Vote Circle over at the new space Cooper and Emily have created!What the heck is this voting circle? It's live, on the ground reporting from voting moms around the [...]

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?

1 11, 2008

PunditMom One Year Ago — How Are You Going to Vote?

By | November 1st, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|5 Comments

I've been wandering down memory lane through my old posts, trying to see what I was thinking about a year ago -- the mid-point of the current election, believe it or not. And about a year ago, I asked a question -- HOW are you going to vote. I wasn't being nosy, but I'm still [...]

31 10, 2008

Tim Gunn Won't be Getting Invited to the White House ….

By | October 31st, 2008|Republicans|0 Comments

... unless Barack Obama wins, that is.How do I know this? I can only point to this perfect storm of politics and fashion from Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn (and the man I want to come to my house so I can get a full closet clean out and makeover! PLEASE! Pretty please!?)Sorry about the [...]

31 10, 2008

Tim Gunn Won’t be Getting Invited to the White House ….

By | October 31st, 2008|Republicans|0 Comments

... unless Barack Obama wins, that is.How do I know this? I can only point to this perfect storm of politics and fashion from Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn (and the man I want to come to my house so I can get a full closet clean out and makeover! PLEASE! Pretty please!?)Sorry about the [...]

31 10, 2008

Regular Voting Irregularities?

By | October 31st, 2008|Uncategorized|1 Comment

If problems with voting machines and tricks by one party to keep people of another party from voting happen in every election, at what point do we stop calling them "irregularities?"The list of problems is longer than my eight-year-old's Christmas list -- flyers trying to convince voters that Republicans vote on November 4 and Democrats [...]

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 [...]

28 10, 2008

Where Oh Where Has My Pundit Mojo Gone?

By | October 28th, 2008|Uncategorized|15 Comments

T minus seven days to go until the election of the century. You'd think I'd be all riled up with plenty of pundity goodness, but I feel strangely empty when it comes to my inner wonk.There's plenty on my mind -- voter suppression, voting machine reliability, the difference in early voting vs. what those yet [...]

24 10, 2008

Taking Our Daughters to the Polls

By | October 24th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|3 Comments

I wish there was early voting in my state. If there was, I would take advantage of it, especially so it would be easier to take PunditGirl, now a third-grader, to the polls with me to vote. She's still going with me, but we may have to stand in line for a while to make [...]

23 10, 2008

Emerging From the Great Electoral Funk of 2008

By | October 23rd, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|1 Comment

I sat indoors in the summer of '74, rejecting the call of the swimming pool for the Watergate hearings. As I eagerly anticipated my first presidential vote, I created my own personal clippings folder on Congressman Morris Udall and Senator Birch Bayh, two of the liberals running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976.And, yes, [...]

18 10, 2008

PunditMom Says Go Read This: Jill at Writes Like She Talks on the New McCarthyism

By | October 18th, 2008|Republicans|8 Comments

Apparently the cable news outlets have decided that Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann is their new darling -- she's everywhere channeling the spirit of Joe McCarthy with her questions and insinuations about the American-ness, if you will, of those who disagree with her extreme views.And, I must say, in light of events this week, it looks [...]

14 10, 2008

Sarah Palin: A Trained Parrot?

By | October 14th, 2008|Uncategorized|8 Comments

Poor Michael Palin. John Cleese says he's not the funniest Palin anymore.Boy, I miss Monty Python.H/T to Wonkess for the Tweet!

24 09, 2008

Katie Couric Sits Down with Sarah Palin

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

I'm waiting to see how this evening's interview of Sarah Palin by CBS' Katie Couric goes. Not that Katie needed any help, but she asked mothers around the blogosphere what they thought she should be asking Palin (yeah, you KNOW I weighed in on that one!)Here's a little taste:Watch CBS Videos OnlineNot a lot of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

24 08, 2008

Why We Continue to be Our Own Worst Enemy

By | August 24th, 2008|Moms & Politics|5 Comments

While there are no statistics to prove this, it feels like there are a record number of events for political women at the Democratic National Convention. That's a really exciting thing in terms of where political women go from here when the 2008 election is done in November.NOW's EqualiTEA, the Unconventional Women forum being put [...]