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13 08, 2012

Paul Ryan for Vice President: Where’s the Sarah Palin Treatment?

By | August 13th, 2012|2012 election, Feminism, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|5 Comments

What do new GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan and former GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin have in common? They're both the parents of young, school-aged children. Ryan's children -- ages seven, eight and nine -- are in that childhood sweet spot. They're just old enough not to need attention every moment of the [...]

10 08, 2012

Will Mitt Romney “Go Rogue” with His VP Pick?

By | August 10th, 2012|2012 election, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

Mitt Romney doesn't have it in him to "go rogue" when it comes to his vice presidential selection. In a way, I wish he did -- it sure would make the rest of the campaign season more interesting. But no matter who the GOP candidate ended up being, the queen of the rogues herself, Sarah [...]

9 03, 2012

Which Sarah Palin Do You Prefer?

By | March 9th, 2012|2012 election, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|1 Comment

If you're feeling a little rogue, get ready for more Mama Grizzly than you can stand because Sarah Palin is coming to multiple screens near you! As frustrated and conflicted Republicans are trying to choose a standard bearer to challenge President Obama, is it any coincidence that Palin's PAC has announced the re-release [...]

14 10, 2011

Do Women Need a Woman to Stay Engaged in the 2012 Race?

By | October 14th, 2011|Democrats, Republicans, Women in Politics|4 Comments

Women candidates for president or vice president have been far and few between in our lifetimes. Until 2008, to see any woman on a national ticket, regardless of party, was a rarity.  Sure, there were a couple of famous exceptions like Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun.  But it’s pretty [...]

5 10, 2011

Chris Christie is Out. Any More Republicans In?

By | October 5th, 2011|Democrats, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|0 Comments

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 [...]

2 10, 2011

Sarah Palin: “Winning” Like Charlie Sheen

By | October 2nd, 2011|Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|4 Comments

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' [...]

18 09, 2011

Sarah Palin in Your Pocket!

By | September 18th, 2011|Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|8 Comments

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 [...]

14 07, 2011

The Real Political Armageddon

By | July 14th, 2011|Democrats, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

20 06, 2011

Political Word Games

By | June 20th, 2011|Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Women in Politics|1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago, I had a great time meeting and being interviewed by Kelly Wallace, iVillage's Chief Correspondent, in connection with the release of my new book, Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America. As a former broadcast journalist myself, I know that the grind of doing [...]

5 06, 2011

Sarah Palin’s Political Tornado

By | June 5th, 2011|Democrats, Republicans, Women in Politics|6 Comments

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 [...]

1 06, 2011

As Bachmann & Palin Shift Into Overdrive, Can We Steer Clear of “Catfight?”

By | June 1st, 2011|Democrats, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

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 [...]

18 05, 2011

The GOP: ISO or SOL?

By | May 18th, 2011|Republicans|2 Comments

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 [...]

21 04, 2011

Michele Bachmann: Silly Balloon Head or Serious as a Heart Attack?

By | April 21st, 2011|Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|5 Comments

I don't like Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann as potential 2012 presidential candidates.  No big surprise there.  But I like Charles Krauthammer as a pundit even less, especially when he takes the easy way out on an argument.  So when he jumps on the Karl Rove bandwagon of bad-mouthing women candidates because they're not "serious" [...]

11 04, 2011

The GOP is Full of Busy Bees!

By | April 11th, 2011|Democrats, Economy, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

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 [...]

5 04, 2011

Conservative Women Targeting Sarah Palin?

By | April 5th, 2011|Republicans, Women in Politics|6 Comments

As we get closer and closer to November 2012, I'm noticing a trend -- increasing numbers of conservative women willing to openly question the stuff that Sarah Palin is made of.  Many well-respected Republican women have apparently decided that it's vital to get voters thinking about what a potential Palin presidency would look like and [...]

28 03, 2011

Teaching All Our Daughters About Geraldine Ferraro

By | March 28th, 2011|Democrats, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|3 Comments

As many news outlets reported on the death of Geraldine Ferraro -- the first woman ever to be placed as a vice-presidential candidate on a major national ticket, the voices of politically conservative women were conspicuous by their absence. Sarah Palin, to her credit, did send condolences via her Facebook page (not the most personal [...]

31 01, 2011

Sarah Palin Moratorium? I'm Not With Dana Milbank on This One

By | January 31st, 2011|Democrats, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|7 Comments

No Sarah Palin news for a whole month.?  Ahhhh. Sounds sort of heavenly, doesn't it? No videos from her Alaskan home television studio.  No reports of her playing the victim.  No stories of the obscene sums of money her PAC has raised. No mentions of her reality show reruns.  Sort of like a tropical vacation [...]

29 01, 2011

Can't Afford to Invest in Education? Good Luck to Our Future

By | January 29th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Republicans|2 Comments

This week, the Washington Post reported on a top-performing school in Montgomery County, Maryland that is failing under the warped guidelines of No Child Left Behind. It reminded me of a post I wrote about a year ago after another article talked about how other schools really are failing.  Read the recent story here and [...]

12 01, 2011

Mothers of Intention — Aftermath of Tucson Edition

By | January 12th, 2011|Mothers of Intention|5 Comments

In the days since the massacre in Tucson and attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, many people have been weighing in on the tragedy.  Here are a few thoughtful posts worthy of your time: Ilina from Dirt and Noise takes a look at all the ways violence has permeated our society.  No one's got a [...]

9 01, 2011

The Shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the Language of Violence

By | January 9th, 2011|Democrats, Republicans|11 Comments

Before the horrendous assassination attempt on Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the shooting of 20 people, leaving six of them dead, Giffords knew that she had been specially marked by by her opponents.  Tea Party conservatives wanted her out of office, even though she is a conservative Democrat, and weren't afraid to use thinly-veiled calls [...]

22 12, 2010

Mothers of Intention — Holiday Lame Duck Edition

By | December 22nd, 2010|Mothers of Intention|0 Comments

This time of year, it's easy to feel like a lame duck.  Congress claims it can't get anything done because some people are on the way out and others are on the way in.  As evidenced by the doings in Washington, D.C. in the last two weeks, the lame duck theory is now clearly a [...]

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 [...]

26 11, 2010

The 1990s are Sarah Palin’s Political Enemy

By | November 26th, 2010|Feminism, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|0 Comments

Sarah Palin is out to get the 1990s.  At least that's what I have to assume from some cultural references she's trotted out in her new book, America By Heart. According to excerpts from the book, she's got it in for Hillary Clinton and fictional newswoman Murphy Brown, two female icons of the 1990s.  But [...]

24 11, 2010

Political Thanksgiving

By | November 24th, 2010|Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Women in Politics|0 Comments

Things a pundit can be thankful for this holiday season: 1. Sarah Palin. She's the politico's gift that keeps on giving. 2. The fact that women rule the blogosphere and the online world of social media.  This is going to make world domination a lot easier than I thought. 3. Knowing that there are spaces [...]

19 11, 2010

Writing, writing, writing!

By | November 19th, 2010|Democrats, Equal Pay, Moms & Politics, Republicans|0 Comments

Yup, still nose to the computer keyboard here for the never-ending manuscript edits!  But that doesn't mean you can't find me some other cool places in the blogosphere! There's plenty of blame to go around for the failure of the Senate to even allow debate and a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act.  I'm definitely [...]

15 11, 2010

Sarah Palin’s Alaska: Crazy Like a Mama Grizzly

By | November 15th, 2010|Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|10 Comments

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 [...]

12 10, 2010

The Great Conservative Double Standard of Krystal Ball

By | October 12th, 2010|Democrats, Feminism, Republicans, Women in Politics|6 Comments

Krystal Ball (yes that is her real name!), the Democratic candidate in the 1st Congressional District of Virginia, could be the undoing of conservative women who've complained for years that they're the true victims of sexism and that left-leaning women never come to their aid. There's a certain group that has taken to attacking us [...]

16 09, 2010

Political Lessons of Christine O’Donnell’s Surprise Win

By | September 16th, 2010|Democrats, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

The primary phase of mid-term elections is usually considered to be a snooze-fest by journalists and politicos.  But not this year.  Aside from the attention that Sarah Palin has drawn for the Tea Party, Christine O'Donnell and her win in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat in Delaware formerly held by Vice President [...]

7 09, 2010

Sarah Palin, My Sarah Palin

By | September 7th, 2010|Democrats, Feminism, Republicans, Women in Politics|10 Comments

I learned the hard way about two weeks ago, that when you have an idea, especially a good one, you'd better not sit on it too long because someone else will beat you to the punch. As all writers, I keep a list of long-term post ideas. And on my list (really, I swear) was [...]