Dan Chmielewski

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…

The Maverick and the MILF

Bill Maher is back on HBO and be sure to catch his show. The headline of this post is his assessment of McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as VP.  My favorite line though: “Republicans know how to fill a football stadium with screaming people too.  They filled the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina.” With the lone…