Sarah Palin Is No More A Real American Than Any Of Us Elitists

Sarah Palin, in an effort to retain what little Real American Hockey Mom legitimacy she has left after her $150,000 makeover was revealed, has taken to wearing her own clothes » 10/27/08 10:00am 10/27/08 10:00am on the campaign trail. Even as Todd gets to keep wearing his suits, she's stuck in jeans — though, with that crease, she either just bought…

John McCain Walks Away From Debates, His Pride, And America Itself

Yesterday, John McCain announced a temporary end to partisan politicking and asked Barack Obama to join him in holding hands, singing "Kumbaya" and postponing the Presidential debates until Congressional intervention ends the financial crisis, which most economists agree will be some time next year at the earliest. Who… » 9/25/08 10:00am 9/25/08 10:00am

The End Of The Conventions: What I Forgot To Mention During the RNC

So, speeches are over, the balloons have dropped, the Republicans have abandoned Minneapolis-St. Paul with almost as much alacrity as they once did New Orleans and it's time for another listicle of shit I wish I'd found a reason to write about before now.
  1. That protester that was above my head during McCain's speech
» 9/06/08 3:00pm 9/06/08 3:00pm

Conventional Crap: The Protests Are On And Randy Scheunemann Is Worse…

The thing about living in Washington is that you run into famous-for-DC people all the time because it's a relatively small place and everyone goes to the same 10 restaurants for work functions. Between that and being a lobbyist, I've met a lot of Republicans, big and small, and rarely are they ever less than gracious. … » 9/02/08 10:00am 9/02/08 10:00am

Conventional Crap: Top Shelf Liquor, Chris Matthews & Madonna

I'm about the leave for the airport to help kick off the start of the Democratic National Convention tonight with various bashes, booze, and bonding with other bloggers. One of those bloggers already in Denver is Kay Steiger » 8/25/08 10:00am 8/25/08 10:00am, who works at and will be blogging for and while she's there. She's one of our rotating…

With Obama On Vacation, Republicans Turn On Their Own

  • Hey, did you forget, Barack is on vacation? In a "foreign, exotic place," according to some, where he does wacky, un-American things like visit his grandmother, his sister and take very cute walks on the beach with his daughter Malia. Totally un-American of him. [HuffPo, Crooks&Liars]
  • A McCain supporter shook Cindy…
» 8/13/08 6:30pm 8/13/08 6:30pm

Hillary And American Sexism…Really Guys? Still?

On Sunday, George Will wrote a column arguing that Hillary's loss is its own proof that sexism wasn't the reason she lost. Hmmm, illogical-sounding! And yet compelling nonetheless. Because thanks to TNR I had just read a collection of thirty-something thoughts culled from more than a dozen anonymous emails from Clinton … » 5/20/08 10:00am 5/20/08 10:00am

Are You There, God? It's Your Favorite Client, Messiah Barry Hussein…

Barack Obama thinks the new Pope is hustling the opiate of the masses. But it's the opiate that kept him off his cokehead ways so it's okay! Hillary thinks the potential for life begins at conception, and that Obama is an elitist. Is it possible that the second coming of the Messiah is also the reincarnation of Karl… » 4/14/08 10:00am 4/14/08 10:00am