Dan Chmielewski

Compare and Constrast: Women’s Rights

I’ve just read two very different and extraordinary pieces on GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin.  Jill Buck’s post in the Flash Report is here and Gloria Steinem’s op-ed in the LA Times is here.  Please read both and chime in about it in the comments section below.  Samples from Jill and Gloria are below. From…

National Enquirer: Palin Had an Affair

When John Edwards infidelity was exposed by the National Enquirer earlier this month, a lot of my conservative pals were crowing that the Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid, “is usually right about these things.” Now, the Enquirer is out with a story that VP nominee Sarah Palin allegedly had an extramartial affair with her husband’s business…

On Message On Camera; Off Camera, Right Wingers Let Loose

[youtube]CrG8w4bb3kg[/youtube] This clip is spreading like wildfire on the Net.  Conservative pundits Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan say what they really think about the McCain/Palin ticket and its not pretty.  Host Chuck Todd plays along. Noonan has a column about Palin in the Wall Street Journal today.  Credit the Right Wing Punditocracy.  They lie to…

Women Voters on Palin: “So What”

The Associated Press is reporting that most women voters don’t think all that much of Sarah Palin.  The McCain camp is “angrily defending” her selection. From the story: Six in 10 women voters see McCain’s choice of a female running mate as a calculated political decision rather than one based on Palin’s experience and qualities,…

Observations on the RNC

Diversity isn’t a strong point among rank and file Republicans.  There’s the occassional African-American man or Asian woman, but the RNC stands are filled with white faces.  Nothing wrong with that, but in contrast with the DNC last week in which 25 percent of the delegates were black, 5 percent Asian, 10 percent gay/lesbian, and…