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
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Liveblogging John McCain (And Cindy Lou Who)

Stop! It's Maverick time! Cindy will introduce the film to introduce her husband who will apparently talk forever » 9/04/08 9:28pm 9/04/08 9:28pm and a day but I am such a dedicated blogger that I will mock the thing in its entirety while the energy brought to me by my bag of Twizzlers and my double cappuccino slowly dies, like the light in my eyes…

Convention On A Stick

Not to scare anyone, but I'll be back shortly after 8:00 ET to liveblog tonight's Republican Convention speeches, which include takes on Republicanism from Mel Martinez, Tim Pawlenty, "Snowflake" Brownback, the inventor of color-coded fear Tom Ridge and their main man, John McCain. Feel free to use this thread as an… » 9/04/08 6:40pm 9/04/08 6:40pm

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…
Dear McCain Handlers, Please let Roberta McCain talk to reporters » 9/04/08 1:45pm 9/04/08 1:45pm again. Not because she'll lose her son the Presidency — we think he might be able to do that himself — but because the campaign is more fun for everyone, including your candidate, when it's not all scripted and boring. It'll totally fit with your meme…

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 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
Phyllis Schafly, she who led the fight to make sure that the rest of American womanity wouldn't have the benefits of a constitutional amendment giving us equal rights, has her granny panties all in a bunch » 9/03/08 10:45am 9/03/08 10:45am because the McCain campaign canceled a scheduled appearance by Sarah Palin at Schafly's event yestserday.…

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… » 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…