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1 12, 2008

Tuesday PunditMom Quick Hits — Hillary, Turkeys & More

By | December 1st, 2008|Moms & Politics|1 Comment

The days after Thanksgiving weekend have to be some of the hardest back-to-work days in the year. We're all still a little groggy from all that food and are tired of talking about turkey, so here are a few tidbits for those moments today when you just need to talk about something other than work [...]

30 11, 2008

PunditMom’s “I Ate Too Much Turkey” Quick Hits

By | November 30th, 2008|Moms & Politics|3 Comments

OK, it's not that I ate so much the turkey, but I consumed way too many of the carbs that always go along with the turkey.So while I have beached myself next to the computer as I process all the calories, here are a few things to think about as we head out of our [...]

21 11, 2008

Could We Have a Little More Estrogen Please?

By | November 21st, 2008|Moms & Politics|16 Comments

America's new first family is multicultural and diverse, so I'm holding out hope that a Barack Obama cabinet will be a diverse one, too, but not just on ethnicity. I want to see plenty of lipstick and mascara around the first cabinet meeting held by President Obama, too.When lots of names of men started getting [...]

18 11, 2008

PunditMom’s Tuesday Quick Hits!

By | November 18th, 2008|Moms & Politics|1 Comment

Motrin and Johnson & Johnson have learned the power of women and social media the hard way.The Democrats wimped out and let Joe Lieberman keep his Senate committee chairmanship and caucus rights.Michelle Obama is taking a second look at Sidwell Friends school for the girls.Hillary Clinton a step closer to Secretary of State?George Bush isn't [...]

18 11, 2008

Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State: Will She or Won’t She?

By | November 18th, 2008|Uncategorized|4 Comments

I can't imagine being in Hillary Clinton's shoes right about now.At her news conference last week, she really did look like the cat that swallowed the canary when asked about the reports that Barack Obama was considering her to be his Secretary of State.If offered, would she dare turn it down? That depends on where [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

29 08, 2008

Don’t Dismiss Sarah Palin Out of Hand

By | August 29th, 2008|Republicans|12 Comments

Needless to say, there have been a LOT of blog posts and articles flying around the blogosphere since Friday when John McCain announced that his choice for vice-president is Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. While I hadn't posted about it, I had been saying privately for months that I thought McCain would choose Palin as his [...]

28 08, 2008

DNC on the Homefront: The Clintons Set the Stage for Obama

By | August 28th, 2008|Democrats|2 Comments

Both Hillary and Bill Clinton had inspiring speeches at the Democratic Convention this week. And while they clearly have different speaking styles, their speeches had two things in common -- first, they talked in detail about the problems faced by so many Americans, like little or no health care, sending our children to war and [...]

28 08, 2008

DNC on the Homefront: Hillary One More Time

By | August 28th, 2008|Uncategorized|2 Comments

As many Democrats are getting ready for the home stretch of the convention and the presidential campaign, I hope we won't forget what Hillary Clinton's campaign has done for women and girls across the country.If your daughter ran for President, would you want her treated like this? I don't think PunditGirl would stand for it.Thanks [...]

27 08, 2008

Hillary Clinton’s Speech Day Two

By | August 27th, 2008|Uncategorized|6 Comments

It's not enough to have a speech at a national convention. Or to have many of us chat about it and blog about it live!Day Two always provides some good distance to parse and and analyze. Did Hillary do enough to get her legions to wholeheartedly back Barack Obama? Did she not talk about him [...]

26 08, 2008

DNC on the Homefront: Live-Blogging Hillary Clinton’s Speech Tonight With Many Guest Bloggers!

By | August 26th, 2008|Democrats|2 Comments

I had planned on being at the Democratic National Convention this week with my fellow MOMocrats and the lovely Queen of Spain. But as I'm sure many of you can relate to, some family issues prevented me from making the trip. But as you also can probably guess, that doesn't mean PunditMom isn't going to [...]

25 08, 2008

The Hurdle Hillary Supporters Can’t Get Over

By | August 25th, 2008|Republicans|12 Comments

Sometimes I'm surprised at the thoughts that spring into my head when I'm not expecting them, especially the political ones.Last weekend brought some much needed R&R from parenting as one of my stepdaughters took over the reigns, bringing down my mental anxiety a notch on a variety of fronts.As I was pondering why there is [...]

22 08, 2008

Writing Hillary Clinton’s Convention Speech

By | August 22nd, 2008|Women in Politics|6 Comments

In just a few days, the long national nightmare for some Barack Obama supporters will be over. Hillary Clinton will have taken her final bow at the 2008 Democratic National Convention as she gives her speech on Tuesday night.Clinton's name will be placed into nomination in a gesture by Obama to honor her historic race [...]

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

What Political Women Can Learn from Paris Hilton

By | August 8th, 2008|Uncategorized|5 Comments

We've all had a chuckle over Paris Hilton's shot across the bow at John McCain's use of her image in his campaign ad, myself included. But as I've thought about it, I think her video is more than just a 'touche' moment that should be relegated to the level of Jib-Jab election entertainment.See more Paris [...]

30 07, 2008

Mark Penn’s Granny Brigade

By | July 30th, 2008|Moms & Politics|3 Comments

Now I know why Hillary Clinton lost the Democratic primary race -- Mark Penn.He is the reason (OK, one of the reasons) I suspected all along, but now I am sure that the man who claims he knows all about "Microtrends" is just stupidly tone deaf, especially when it comes to women voters.In a piece [...]

27 06, 2008

Unity NOW!

By | June 27th, 2008|Democrats|2 Comments

When I first heard about the Unity, New Hampshire appearance of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to promote -- what else, Democratic party unity -- all I could think of was George's father on Seinfeld yelling, "SERENITY NOW!!"You may be wondering, 'Is PunditMom out to lunch?' Well, that IS always possible, but hear me out.George's [...]

26 06, 2008

Unity Now?

By | June 26th, 2008|Democrats|4 Comments

Friday, all political eyes will be on Unity, New Hampshire for the Unite for Change speech that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are going to deliver.I understand the campaign's desire to have a little symbolism, but for me this is a tad over the too-obvious line. But I digress.Many are wondering whether a little speech [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

18 04, 2008

Is It Hot on This Planet or Is It Just Me? Earth Day & The Presidential Candidates

By | April 18th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|1 Comment

For better or worse, it's probably a safe bet that with Earth Day falling on the same day as the Pennsylvania presidential primary, April 22, the candidates are a little more focused on Pa. than on Mother Earth. For today, I'll let it go. But as I've been pondering about whether my personal life is [...]

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 [...]

8 04, 2008

Obama Campaign Concert Ticket Giveaway for Votes?

By | April 8th, 2008|Democrats|4 Comments

As I was perusing a new blog I came across through AllTop, called PunditGuy (no, we're not related), I saw this headline:Obama Bribes VotersOK, we all know I'm still hanging on to my support for Hillary, even though I'm feeling a bit outnumbered these days, but I figured this just couldn't be true. This clearly [...]

7 04, 2008

Why We Need Katie Couric to Succeed

By | April 7th, 2008|Moms & Politics|3 Comments

On the heels of our Katie Couric meet-up this weekend, the Washington Post ponders what it calls Couric's uphill battle to be seen as a success at the CBS Evening News. After meeting with Katie and so many of her great staffers last week, I have been thinking about the similarities between her, the first [...]