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16 09, 2011

Hillary Clinton: Horrible for 2008, But Perfect for 2012!

By | September 16th, 2011|Democrats, Presidential Campaigns, Women in Politics|9 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

24 03, 2011

Henpecked White House?

By | March 24th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Women in Politics|6 Comments

Barack Obama was "henpecked" into our involvement in the current Libyan conflict by three scheming women. That's the meme started by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and continued by MSNBC's Chris Matthews and others about reports that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and presidential adviser Samantha Power were a nagging [...]

30 11, 2010

Would Hillary Clinton Move to the Mama Grizzly Side?

By | November 30th, 2010|Democrats, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|5 Comments

No, I'm not really worried about that, though I certainly don't want to cross Hillary Clinton. She's a woman with a lot of power.  But that's one of the news items i'm finding interesting today ... In an odd move, Christine O'Donnell says she's going to support any efforts by Hillary Clinton if she wants [...]

15 09, 2010

Middle East Peace Talks, Venus & Mars Style

By | September 15th, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Women in Politics|5 Comments

Skeptics abound when it comes to the latest round of Middle East peace talks.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has never been a big fan before, but he obviously sees the potential political benefits.  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appears open to the discussions, but his compatriots?  Not so much.  And, realistically, every time the United [...]

13 08, 2010

What’s Worse — When the Media Mock Political Women or Ignore Them?

By | August 13th, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|5 Comments

The media love to mock women in the political world by using sexist terms that demean us and make us out to be something not worthy of serious consideration.   We saw that time and time again during the 2008 presidential election as talking heads not-so-subtly suggested that Hillary Clinton was only a viable candidate for [...]

10 01, 2010

Hillary Clinton — Reproductive Rights & Gender Equality Essential to Global Prosperity

By | January 10th, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Feminism, Women in Politics|5 Comments

When people get themselves all riled up when the term "reproductive rights" comes up, it's usually only about abortion.  What many of us forget is that having control of when women (and sometimes girls) have children and how many children they have is the key to make things better for everyone economically around the globe.  [...]

29 12, 2009

Best of PunditMom 2009 — Maybe Republicans Just Don't Like Girls

By | December 29th, 2009|Democrats, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

My Twitter acquaintance Leslie Sanchez wrote an interesting book this year, You've Come a Long Way, Maybe: Sarah, Michelle, Hillary and the Shaping of the New American Woman.  While I wasn't crazy about the frequent references to the "liberal media," her book told the obvious truth that many of us women get, but a lot [...]

7 12, 2009

Imagining a World Where Girls Come First: Is It Just a Matter of Venus and Mars?

By | December 7th, 2009|Changing the World, Democrats, Feminism|6 Comments

I know Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a little busy right now with the President's announcement that we're sending more troops to Afghanistan. But there is something besides war and managing all those male egos around the world on her agenda -- she's focused on the future of the world's girls. I don't always [...]

20 11, 2009

Is Sarah Palin Creating Her Own Sexism?

By | November 20th, 2009|Making Our Political Voices Heard|19 Comments

My gut reaction when I saw the cover of Newsweek with Sarah Palin in her tight runner's shorts, coyly posed in that former beauty queen stance, I was ready to throw something heavy at editor-in-chief Jon Meachem. Looking at the impact that the former Alaska Governor is having on the political world now is fair.  [...]

17 11, 2009

Sarah Palin: Going Rogue All the Way to the White House?

By | November 17th, 2009|Democrats, Republicans, Women in Politics|10 Comments

Sarah Palin in 2012?  Some are chuckling, but they might want to rethink their take on the first woman on a GOP presidential ticket. Conservative pundit David Brooks laughed out loud at the suggestion, calling her a "joke".  Others point to 2008 wannabes Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee as more qualified and doing better in [...]

16 11, 2009

I Want to Host the Hillary/Sarah Coffee Klatsch

By | November 16th, 2009|Democrats, Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|9 Comments

As she's hawking her forthcoming book, Going Rogue, Sarah Palin says she 's open to a sit down with Hillary Clinton! You say that'll never happen?  They're too far apart on the issues?  I don't know -- they both probably feel like the brakes were put on their political careers by Barack Obama.  They're both [...]

2 11, 2009

Not "America's Next Great Pundit" — Yet!

By | November 2nd, 2009|Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Uncategorized, Women in Politics|8 Comments

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed that I didn't make the cut for finalists in the Washington Post's "Next Great Pundit" contest. I'm not quite sure why the Washington Post is doing such a thing. Last time I checked with Katie Orenstein from The Op-Ed Project, major newspapers didn't exactly have a [...]

12 10, 2009

If Not Hillary, Then Who?

By | October 12th, 2009|Democrats, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Presidential Campaigns, Women in Politics|7 Comments

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said this weekend that she won't run for President again. Now, I know that even unequivocal statements can always be changed, but if Hillary means what she says, then who is our best hope for another woman to run for President in our lifetimes?  Sure, Sarah Palin is out there [...]

16 04, 2009

Hillary Clinton & Digital Town Hall from the Dominican Republic

By | April 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feel the need for a tropical getaway but don't have the funds? Well, how about watching Hillary Clinton's Digital Town Hall in the Dominican Republic, live, right here at PunditMom? You can even submit questions ahead of time for her to answer about the summit. The live stream starts at 11: 15 a.m. Eastern time [...]

13 03, 2009

Maybe We Should Call it the Women and Girls League of Justice?

By | March 13th, 2009|Moms & Politics|2 Comments

Little by little, I'm starting to become more convinced that the Barack Obama administration is really going to help change things when it comes to women and children here and around the world.I've questioned before whether a White House Council on Women and Girls, or Commission, could really be an effective tool for change or [...]

30 01, 2009

At This Rate, Soon We’ll All Be Tracy Flick

By | January 30th, 2009|Moms & Politics|4 Comments

Remember Tracy Flick from the movie Election? The over-achieving, uber-ambitious, won't-let-anything-get-in-my-way gal running for class President? If she didn't before this week, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is now very familiar with Tracy, who some are saying is Gillibrand's alter ego.If Tracy Flick was a real person she'd be 28 -- old enough to have run and [...]

26 01, 2009

Was Caroline Kennedy Ever the Real Candidate?

By | January 26th, 2009|Moms & Politics|6 Comments

So the very high profile bid for the spot of junior U.S. Senator from New York for Caroline Kennedy is over, and it did not end in a pretty way. She announced last week she was withdrawing her name for "personal reasons" after the rumors started swirling that she wasn't on the short list anymore.As [...]

22 01, 2009

Is Kirsten Gillibrand the New Hillary Clinton?

By | January 22nd, 2009|Moms & Politics|3 Comments

Now that Caroline Kennedy has officially withdrawn her name from consideration for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, it's time to look at the other names on the list.News reports say that New York Governor David Paterson isn't inclined to appoint New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and will instead give the seat to New York Congresswoman [...]

19 01, 2009

I’m Saving Myself for Hillary Clinton

By | January 19th, 2009|Moms & Politics|6 Comments

Many people I know are flabbergasted that I am not partaking of any of the official inaugural activities, even though I live pretty close, as the crow flies, to the inaugural parade route and swearing in ceremony for Barack Obama.I know families who are going to venture down to the Mall just to be able [...]

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 [...]

13 01, 2009

PunditMom’s Spin Cycle — Hillary Clinton, Pundits & More!

By | January 13th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hillary Clinton is in the hot seat today.Apparently I'm too nice to be a pundit. Guess I'll have to think about going to that Ann Coulter seminar.The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10cPundit SchoolBarack Obama InterviewJohn McCain InterviewSarah Palin VideoFunny Election Videoi am bossy has a new Daily Poverty Post -- [...]

22 12, 2008

Caroline Kennedy or Carolyn Maloney for Hillary’s Senate Seat?

By | December 22nd, 2008|Moms & Politics|6 Comments

The talking heads continue to hash it out over whether Caroline Kennedy, the little-girl-of Camelot-turned-Senate-hopeful, should get the nod to take over Hillary Clinton's New York Senate Seat.Many other names are being mentioned, but one that has gotten enthusiastic support from the National Organization for Women and the Feminist Majority is New York Congresswoman Carolyn [...]

16 12, 2008

What Made Caroline Kennedy Change Her Mind?

By | December 16th, 2008|Moms & Politics|6 Comments

I've been rolling the idea of Caroline Kennedy as a New York Senator around in my head going back and forth between, "Why not?" and "Why her?"Other than the fact that her last name is Kennedy (well, actually it's Schlossberg), why would she be a good senator?On the qualification thing, that's always subjective. She has [...]

9 12, 2008

Would Senator Caroline Kennedy be a Fairy Tale Come True?

By | December 9th, 2008|Moms & Politics|4 Comments

Hillary Clinton hasn't officially given up her Senate seat yet, but the list of Senate-wannabes grows every day.New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Hillary's hubs and former President Bill Clinton. NOW and The Feminist Majority have endorsed Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, a longtime advocate for issues such as fair pay for women, family planning, family [...]

8 12, 2008

PunditMom’s Monday Quick Hits

By | December 8th, 2008|Moms & Politics|2 Comments

It's hard to get going on some Monday mornings -- getting the kids off to school is sometimes tough after the weekend. Plus, since we're only a couple of weeks from the holidays, it's hard to shake that 'I'll-never-be-ready' sense of dread.So as a little distraction, here are a few other things to think about:The [...]

6 12, 2008

PunditMom’s ‘Time to Get the Tree’ Quick Hits!

By | December 6th, 2008|Moms & Politics|4 Comments

If we're going to get the Christmas tree, this weekend seems to be the time, thought Mr. PunditMom isn't so excited about schlepping it into the house. While we're out doing that, here are a few things to ponder as we inch closer to our respective holidays:You want to lose a few pounds before the [...]

5 12, 2008

Is Getting Out of Iraq Still at the Top of Obama’s List?

By | December 5th, 2008|Moms & Politics|2 Comments

Barack Obama's security team is in place and once January 20 rolls around, it should be full steam ahead on his promises about getting us out of Iraq, right?Some are questioning Obama's true dedication to his campaign promises in light of his choices to join him in his administration, including VP-elect Joe Biden, Secretary of [...]

2 12, 2008

Will the Media Ever Let Up on Hillary Clinton?

By | December 2nd, 2008|Uncategorized|6 Comments

For a little while, I thought that when Barack Obama was finally elected to be POTUS 44, that perhaps the media would let up on Hillary Clinton. Maybe it was my post-election euphoria about potential Supreme Court nominations that clouded my judgment, but I guess I should have known better. Criticizing Hillary Clinton is such [...]