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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 [...]

31 03, 2008

Just How 'Nice' is Barack Obama Playing?

By | March 31st, 2008|Democrats|6 Comments

Hillary Clinton has gotten more than her share of heat from her opponents about whether or not she's been playing 'fair' in her campaign against Barack Obama.There was her comment about whether Obama was Muslim, "No, not as far as I know," she told the interviewer.It could have been an innocuous comment or it could [...]

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 [...]

24 03, 2008

Dee Dee Myers is Ready to Rule the World. Are You?

By | March 24th, 2008|Uncategorized|10 Comments

I have long joked that things would be a lot different when I’m King of the World.Public places would have more “rest” facilities for women since the lines are always so much longer than for the guys.Men would be required to do half of the child care for their own kids and every employer would have on-site day-care facilities.And while I’m at it, I’ll hire Clive Owen and John Cusack to clean my house and cook the meals! Hey, it’s my fantasy, right?I do believe there is plenty of truth to the argument that loads of things would be better if women ruled the world.Dee Dee Myers has beaten me to the punch in bringing this discussion to the main stream media. […]

22 03, 2008

Surviving My Mixed Marriage

By | March 22nd, 2008|Uncategorized|10 Comments

My husband and I are very different in many ways.He’s a city boy and I’m a farm girl. I’m Protestant and he’s Jewish. I’m addicted to Project Runway and he doesn’t get it!Even with those differences, our “mixed” marriage is strong. But I wasn’t sure what was going to happen when it turned out that we had voted for different candidates in our state’s presidential primary.I voted for Hillary Clinton, but he voted for Obama. To say I had Barack Shock would be an understatement.You see, for as long as we’ve been together, for whatever differences we’ve had, we’ve always been on the same page politically. There has never been an electoral disagreement in our house — until now. (At least he didn’t vote outside the party — now that WOULD have been grounds for divorce!)Apparently, we’re not the only ones working on this issue in 2008. And someone is trying to cash in on this phenomenon. […]

17 03, 2008

Women are Doomed

By | March 17th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|2 Comments

Why are Katie Couric's ratings going down, and not up, at the CBS Evening News?CBS President Les Moonves is quoted in Mediaweek as "blaming the loss of audience on the defection of older men who don't want to watch a female news anchor."If men are the key to the Democrats winning the White House back [...]

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 [...]

5 03, 2008

Our Daughters are Paying Attention

By | March 5th, 2008|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Stern. Witchy. The ‘b’ word that rhymes with witchy. Shrill. Scolding.I suspect that few of us would allow our husbands to use those words to describe us (even if they are thinking them on occasion) when they are in front of our children, especially not in the presence of our daughters.Yet, innumerable journalists, especially men, have found it perfectly OK to describe Hillary Clinton in those words as she runs for president, plus many others that get used to describe powerful and assertive women. Hateful and prejudicial phrases that convey an underlying meanness and insecurity about females who challenge traditional stereotypes about women in our society.If these men, many of whom undoubtedly have daughters, paid the tiniest bit of attention to what their children are focused on, they might rethink the vocabulary they are using to pillory Hillary. […]

5 03, 2008

Mothers of Intention — Obama? Not for this Mama

By | March 5th, 2008|Mothers of Intention|31 Comments

Welcome to Week Two of Mothers of Intention! Every Wednesday between now and the November election, I'm inviting a fabulous woman blogger who doesn't usually get all political to write something here about her political views -- be they about a candidate, the campaign or a cause she is passionate about.I'm SO excited that today [...]

4 03, 2008

Thanks, Politico! Hillary CAN Make a Comeback

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

At least one news outlet hasn't entirely written off Hillary Clinton -- yet.Take a peek at the Politico's Five Reasons Clinton Could Come Back.Maybe they're just small glimmers of hope, but they're still glimmers!

4 03, 2008

We Have Plenty of Money for War, But Not for Kids

By | March 4th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|2 Comments

March 4th. Maybe not a day that will live in infamy, but a significant day in our lives and for our future.Of course, we're all waiting and wondering whether the pundits will be correct in their predictions about how many more primary lives Hillary will have after the votes are counted tonight in the Texas [...]

3 03, 2008

Michelle = Hillary? You Be the Judge

By | March 3rd, 2008|Uncategorized|8 Comments

“For her, politics wasn’t so much about being inspirational as it was being practical — about getting something specific done.””She can be tough, and even a little steely, an attitude that stems, at least in part from wanting to live up to the high expectations her father set for her. “”Politics and policy animate her — like her husband, [after attending Ivy League law schools] she turned away from a lucrative law career to work in public service.Another profile about Hillary Clinton, you say? […]

3 03, 2008

Lessons for the Next 'Serious Woman Presidential Candidate'

By | March 3rd, 2008|Moms & Politics|4 Comments

A few things are clear to me this week.Hannah Montana is the next big thing.I'll need some help to survive the fact that Project Runway Season Four will soon be over.And attacking Hillary Clinton has become a blood sport, even for the comedians.Not by everyone in the media. And not all the time.But to me, [...]

25 02, 2008

Tina Fey's Reason Why Hillary Clinton Should be President

By | February 25th, 2008|Uncategorized|9 Comments

Tina Fey has hit the nail on the head - we WANT a bitch in the White House!

22 02, 2008

Hillary With a Dose of Humanity

By | February 22nd, 2008|Democrats|10 Comments

If Hillary Clinton really wants to be President of the United States, she must continue to do what she did last night in the CNN debate -- be in touch with her humanity.For better or worse, we, as American voters, feel the need to relate in a Dr. Phil/Oprah kind of way to our presidential [...]

21 02, 2008

Hillary Needs a Superhero!

By | February 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|10 Comments

As I’ve been getting over my disappointment about John Edwards dropping out of the presidential race, I’ve been pondering the other candidates — what do they bring to the table?One thing that can be telling about a candidate is identifying their other supporters — are those people I can connect with to help figure out who to vote for?In deciding who to support, I’m not generally swayed by celebrity endorsements. They’re interesting and they sell newspapers, but they don’t influence my vote. But the candidates must think they do. […]

20 02, 2008

Everybody Hates Hillary

By | February 20th, 2008|Democrats|21 Comments

Everybody loved Raymond (though I never really got that).Now, it seems, that Everybody Hates Hillary. Or, at least, it's good sport to pretend you do.Anna Wintour doesn't like her wardrobe.Bill Kristol doesn't like the white women who support her (does that mean it's OK to support Hillary if you're a woman of color?)The Washington Post [...]

11 02, 2008

I Finally Know Who I'm Voting For

By | February 11th, 2008|Democrats|20 Comments

OK, I know I'm not supposed to be posting anything until after tomorrow (because of all my wonderful guest posters!), but with my ballot getting cast in the "Potomac Primary," I wanted to share this before the Mid-Atlantic hoopla is over.With John Edwards' departure from the presidential race, I have struggled over the decision about [...]

6 02, 2008

Damn the Voters!

By | February 6th, 2008|Moms & Politics|7 Comments

I was hoping that I'd get a little help with the Super Tuesday outcome in arriving at a final decision about who is going to get my vote in the Democratic primary I vote in next week.I'm not the only MOMocrat who's having a teensy problem trying to let go of my support for former [...]

4 02, 2008

Super Tuesday Not So Super for the Working Poor

By | February 4th, 2008|Democrats|6 Comments

I don't live in a Super Tuesday state, so I'm getting a bit of a pass on making my electoral decision. I get to put it off for another week.I was really hoping that John Edwards would hang in there long enough for me to cast my ballot for him, even though things weren't looking [...]

31 01, 2008

I See the GOP Freight Train Coming

By | January 31st, 2008|Republicans|9 Comments

The cranky white men are getting in touch with their inner heroes.No, not those Heroes, though that would be interesting!To paraphrase Steve Martin from SNL, some of them have started joining hands to sing together in a spirit of harmony and peace.Arnold Schwarzenegger, John McCain and Rudy Giuliani were all SOOOO chummy yesterday in a [...]

29 01, 2008

It's a Race for President of the United States, NOT Student Council

By | January 29th, 2008|Democrats|7 Comments

Hurt feelings?Getting snubbed?I remember those types of episodes from when I ran for Student Council Treasurer as a high school senior.I wanted to run for President of my very small, rural high school, but everyone agreed that in 1976, no girl could beat the cute captain of the wrestling team for that top student council [...]

28 01, 2008

The Real Surge

By | January 28th, 2008|Democrats|10 Comments

South Carolina has come and gone. But the political landscape looks much different than it did just two days ago. There’s been a major atmospheric shift in the presidential election. Did anyone really see Barack Obama winning the South Carolina Democratic primary by such a huge margin? The winds, for the moment, are blowing in [...]

21 01, 2008

I'd Like to Review This Book, But …

By | January 21st, 2008|Democrats|5 Comments

I usually don't ask for things to be given to me for free. My mom raised me right -- she taught me it wasn't really polite to ask for something.Oh, sure, I'm happy to take them if they're offered, especially books. I like the opportunity to review books -- some I keep and some I [...]

18 01, 2008

Finding Her Inner Hillary

By | January 18th, 2008|Women in Politics|11 Comments

As Tim Gunn would say, Hillary Clinton needs to tell a story.For better or worse, it appears that we are a nation of voters who want to get something warm and fuzzy from our candidates before we cast our ballots. And I'm afraid we still seem to need it to be a story about likability.Since [...]

16 01, 2008

Hillary Clinton's New BFF

By | January 16th, 2008|Democrats|11 Comments

I am a conundrum to Mr. PunditMom.He understands the whole political me thing and my addiction to all things political. He embraces the social issues I feel strongly about and nine times out of ten, we end up ordering the same thing at a restaurant.But when it comes to my reality TV addiction, he's at [...]

15 01, 2008

"But Mom, she's a girl!"

By | January 15th, 2008|Feminism|6 Comments

The words I hear frequently from PunditGirl these days -- "But MOM, she's a GIRL!""She," of course, is Hillary Clinton.Being a member of our family, there's no doubt that if my eight-year-old daughter could vote, she'd be casting a ballot in the upcoming Democratic, not the Republican, primary.And she knows that Mommy LOVES her some [...]

11 01, 2008

Mother Hillary

By | January 11th, 2008|Women in Politics|8 Comments

There's been plenty of commentary about Hillary Clinton's teary-eyed moment right before the New Hampshire primaries this week. Well, if you look closely, there wasn't really a tear -- just a some welling up. As Linda Richman might say, Hillary was just a little verklempt.But maybe that's what some of us have been waiting for [...]