Our brief national fascination with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s “will he or won’t he” moment is over. Christie made it official today by announcing that he will not for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination. For months, many vocal Republicans have begged Christie to toss his hat in the ring. And for months he’s replied [...]
In politics, as in Hollywood, "winning" is in the eye of the beholder. Most pundits and politicos say there's no way that Sarah Palin is going to run for president in 2012 because time has run out. She's dragged her feet and teased us with her coy 'I'm thinking and I haven't ruled it out' [...]
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 [...]
You KNOW you want it! Once Sarah Palin announces her 2012 Presidential candidacy, good luck trying to find one of these babies! And while I was out shopping for this, I wandered into the dangerous territory of taking PunditGirl, who now has to change outfits three or four times before heading to school, to stock [...]
Political observers are loving Hillary Clinton today as much as they hated in her 2008. They just can't seem to get enough of her these days. This one kvells over her amazingness as Secretary of State. That one gushes over how she's raising the profile of advocating for women and children around the world. And [...]
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 [...]
Am I the only one who senses that President Obama just isn't himself lately? I guess it shouldn't come as any surprise that the original "Yes We Can!" enthusiasm has waned after two-and-a-half years of the GOP "defeat Obama at any cost" machine. But even taking the usual presidential exhaustion into account, I can't help [...]
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 [...]
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the little boys in Washington, D.C. who pretend to be the men who run our country have walked away from the single most important thing they need to do -- keeping our economy from defaulting. But at the rate that things are going, Speaker of the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Heaven help you. The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cJohn Lithgow Performs Gingrich Press Releasewww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogVideo Archive Maybe this whole "Rapture" thing is a good idea, then.
Just as in the world of dating and matrimony, some political character traits or policy positions are deal breakers. Smoking, chewing tobacco and an addiction to the current version of guy buddy movies? If I were still in the land of dating, any one of those would make me send a guy packing. When it [...]
Got a few minutes to read? Here are some links that are more than worth your while today: Don't give up your day job, says Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz. She knows what's she's talking about on this one when you're a career gal who just happens to be married to a politician. Speaking [...]
Newt Gingrich will never be the President of the United States. I sound pretty sure of that, don't I? Do I know something the other pundits don't? Do I have some nugget of inside information that's tipped me off to a secret Gingrich ruse? Sort of. The secret is this -- Newt Gingrich is Newt [...]
Barack Obama has a few "good months" left before he hits the big 5-0. But according to Politico, the looming milestone that most of us dread also has our president in a funk. I totally understand that -- as I navigated my way through The Year of Turning 50, I had a lot of things [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
So, don't ya' know that Sarah Palin has her own reality show on TLC? Karl Rove and his pals have been sayin' if Sarah really wants to run for president in 2012, voters are just gonna be laughin' at her and her Alaskan posse. But goin' rogue has been workin' for Sarah for a [...]
So there are 13 days left until Christmas, but Chanukah and the birthday of a certain PunditGril come before that, so that's much organizing to be done here at Chez PunditMom.While I'm running around, here are a few news stories to talk about. I'm especially ticked about the story on fair pay ... you know [...]
Thankful for Sarah Palin?Really? I think I can find a few things NOT including Sarah Palin to be thankful for on Thursday.H/T to Taylor Marsh for the video.
Heaven help us.Photo from 538.com.