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28 07, 2011

Michele Bachmann and Me

By | July 28th, 2011|Democrats, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|9 Comments

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 [...]

25 07, 2011

Understanding the Debt Ceiling Crisis is Easy: It’s About Them, Not Us

By | July 25th, 2011|Democrats, Economy, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|9 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

14 12, 2010

What’s John Boehner’s Crying Game?

By | December 14th, 2010|Democrats, Republicans|5 Comments

Ohio Congressman and House Speaker-elect John Boehner is our town crier. Not a cry-baby crier, but an 'It might be politically expedient to show my softer side' kind of crier. He cries when he talks about his childhood, his family, Iraq war veterans, schoolchildren, and how he's pulled himself up by his bootstraps to achieve [...]

7 12, 2010

Five Budget Holiday Gifts for Congress

By | December 7th, 2010|Democrats, Economy, Republicans|2 Comments

As Congress and the President have been battling it out over who is getting holiday "gifts" of tax cuts and other legislative goodies, it's made me think that maybe we should be giving them a little something for the December holidays, as well.  Nothing fancy because, well, as much as they want us to think [...]

26 02, 2009

Punditry & the Flu Go Together Like … ???

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

OK, I'm too sick to put together the rest of the analogy, but even when I'm feeling all head-achey and chilled, actually lying on the sofa with the afghan keeping me as warm as possible, it's hard to let go of the laptop.Really. I'm just kind of geeky that way. Last night as I was [...]