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
  2. » 9/06/08 3:00pm 9/06/08 3:00pm

We Laughed, We Cried, We Threw Things At The Television: The Conventions And Commentary

I'm sitting here in the Minneapolis Airport, having a beer (or two) and catching up on all the many, many, many comments I missed this week because my internet connection was tenuous at best and instead of reading you guys, I went drinking. So, this afternoon, I decided to combine the two activities I did the most… » 9/05/08 6:00pm 9/05/08 6:00pm

Liveblogging The Boys of Republicana

In order to make my life worth living and the liveblog tenable, I stopped for a double cappuccino and missed Mel Martinez speak. Actually, I didn't "miss" him so much as I looked up and realized — unlike the rest of the crowd — that he was speaking. The rest of the crew, though, I paid attention to and my liveblog » 9/04/08 8:09pm 9/04/08 8:09pm

Hey Carly Fiorina, Who Exactly Is Holding My Uterus Hostage?

Last weekend, McCain surrogate Carly Fiorina told women » 9/04/08 6:30pm 9/04/08 6:30pm to stop allowing the Democrats to win their votes on the issue of abortion, saying, "The Democratic Party has done a disservice to women by trying to hold women hostage to the issue of Roe v. Wade." In Carly's world view (and ), the issue is the economy, not…

Conventional Crap: Vice-Presidential Viagra? Palin Stiffens The Dick Of The RNC

This conventioneering thing is almost done, and, sadly, so am I. Despite the barn burning, roof-raising, political cock-stiffening speech that Alaska governor Sarah Palin gave at the Republican convention last night, I am still tired (and slightly late to my own crappy party) this morning. Luckily, HuffPo blogger Jason » 9/04/08 10:00am 9/04/08 10:00am

Liveblogging Sarah Palin's Acceptance Speech

Sarah Palin is taking the stage tonight to give the most important speech of her political career. And if the shouting crowds (and my utter lack of a internet connection as I type this) are anything to go by, there's not going to be an Eagleton moment. Anyway, it seems like I'll apparently be posting this after it's… » 9/03/08 10:22pm 9/03/08 10:22pm

Liveblogging Rudy Giuliani, Ferret-Hater Extraordinaire

The bitch is back, baby! The Secret Service has cleared all ferrets from a 10 block radius, the word "9/11" waits for its opportunity to shine and somewhere, Judith Nathan lies in wait to sink her claws back into her sugar daddy. Or mommy, whatever. 10:27 ET: » 9/03/08 10:00pm 9/03/08 10:00pm And he's out. Rudy talks sexism. The crowd cheers. Obama…

Liveblogging The Businesswomen Of The RNC: Meg Whitman And Carly Fiorina

The start of Ladies' Night at the RNC is here, and it's a CEO sideshow, with former eBay CEO Meg Whitman and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina speaking right off the bat to a half-empty convention center. I'm one of 3 people paying attention to the speeches, if the loud conversations and lack of working reporters are any… » 9/03/08 8:20pm 9/03/08 8:20pm

Greta Van Susteren On The Empowering Nature Of Apathy

Greta Van Susteren is one of Fox News' anchors and even after I kvelled all over Bill Hemmer last week, she was still willing to sit down for an interview. So I trekked over to the Fox News tent at the RNC yesterday to talk to Greta about all the gender issues going on in politics and the media. I was going to ask how… » 9/03/08 6:00pm 9/03/08 6:00pm

Sarah Palin: Feminist? Victim Of Sexist Smears? Or All Or None Of The Above?

Sarah Palin stands in opposition to most of the policies promoted by the average feminist — in particular, reproductive choice. Some conservative pundits have taken to calling her a feminist » 9/03/08 3:30pm 9/03/08 3:30pm (not that we should allow Rush Limbaugh to start deciding who is and who isn't a feminist). But it does bring up an interesting…

Conventional Crap: Joe Lieberman Is Made-Up But Not Imaginary

Another endless day that starts in Crap dawns in St. Paul, but luckily my soon-to-be-embedded friend Spencer » 9/03/08 10:00am 9/03/08 10:00am is (virtually) here to help understand why some GOP makeup artist slathered Joe Lieberman in this much pancake foundation and — worse — how I spent 20 minutes staring at his ass instead of his made-up mug.…

Liveblogging Joe Lieberman's Betrayal Speech

Joementum is in the house! The man that helped elect Al Gore to office and eight years ago addressed the Democratic convention as its Vice Presidential nominee is flipping off the people who voted for him across this country and many of the people who voted for him in Connecticut. You know you want the blog. 10:58 ET: » 9/02/08 10:38pm 9/02/08 10:38pm

Conventional Crap: The Protests Are On And Randy Scheunemann Is Worse Than You Think

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… » 9/02/08 10:00am 9/02/08 10:00am

Conventional Crap: The Sun Is Already Setting On The RNC

The Republican National Convention hasn't even officially started and already it's being scaled back due to Republicans not wanting to look like insensitive assholes (again) when a hurricane hits the Gulf Coast. In the absence of hangovers, parties or Madonna concerts to discuss this week, Kay Steiger » 9/01/08 10:00am 9/01/08 10:00am of (still…