Incredible Restraint

This is how the debate actually went! Joe Biden behaved himself well, considering he was up against the offspring of Gomer Pyle and Jed Clampett. However, no gay marriage? Still? Really? Joe Biden and Barack Obama, your bigotry continues to astound me. ...more

you shouldn't be able to push the button if you can't say the word

nucular. nuc-ular. nucuuuuuular. NUCULAR is not a word. nuc-lear is a word. allow me to spell it phonetically: noo-klee-er. from the french word nucléaire, which means unpronounceable on television by substandard vice presidential candidates. of all the things that bothered me about last night’s debate (and believe me there were a few), this mispronunciation takes the cake, and here’s why: ...more

Equality Means Equal Treatment, Even When the Treatment is Tough

Thank you Katie Couric for the follow-up questions. You pressed Sarah Palin, asked for specifics, and you weren't afraid of inspecting her and her record. Charles Gibson could learn a thing or two from you. I just hoped it wasn't the case that you felt safe challenging Palin because you yourself are a woman. And I had hoped Charlie Gibson didn't avoid being tough with her because he's a man. ...more

A woman who comes out of the gate calling herself a pitbull and ridiculing the other ...more


You can find just about anything on the web these days.  These 14 pointers on how to walk a tightrope ought to be required reading for political candidates, especially candidates who are any sort of historic “first”.    ...more

Just so you can say that you read it here first...

  Sarah Palin is going to go the way of Harriet Miers. She is, ironically, the sacrificial lamb of McCain campaign strategists (read: Karl Rove). ...more

Unless they (the McCain team) offers her a sweet deal that she cannot refuse.

Maybe ...more

Next debate, please.


57 Reasons to vote for Obama/Biden

Okay, well, I won't be at 57 until election day, November 4, but here's a recap of the first 17 I've posted.  ...more

The Power Behind Hope: The Obama/Biden Energy Plan

When it came to light that I would need to write about energy this week, the idea appealed to me about as much as going forward with the presidential debate tomorrow night seems to appeal to John McCain. But one thing I love about blogging, and BlogHer, is that I expose myself to and others expose me to notions and topics out of my comfort zone.  ...more

Yes - all of BlogHer is non-partisan.  And I promise you, there are many conservatives ...more

Rooting for Sarah Palin

Today I am rooting for Sarah Palin. ...more

Too much is at stake for this to be 'politcs as usual'  I do not get how people can defend ...more

Political Bumper Stickers & Signs- Yes or No?

It must be election season, because I see more and more political bumper stickers popping up on cars, and signs in yards. I am uncomfortable pasting a sticker on the back of my car, announcing who I am going to vote for, or whom I am supporting in this (or any) election.  On one hand, I understand why people do it- they are excited about their candidate(s), and want to make a statement.  ...more

I've heard too many reports from people who were harrassed or whose cars were vandalized for ...more