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.
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
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
»9/04/08 8:09pm 9/04/08 8:09pm
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
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
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
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 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
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
I spent much of George Bush's speech messing with my crap Internet connection and staring at him smirking on TV, so let me recap: he and Laura like John McCain. The new drinking word is "hero." I'm back in the media stands staring at everyone's butts: Laura's seemed perfectly nice. Apparently, the mean old lefties…
»9/02/08 10:08pm 9/02/08 10:08pm
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
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