Dan Chmielewski


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The Football Game Had More Drama

Senator John McCain’s acceptance speech nearly sucked the life out of the Republican convention.  It was easily one of the worst delivered speeches at a political convention in recent history – worse than Bill Clinton’s keynote address at the 1988 DNC in Atlanta.  Even George W. Bush is a more inspiring speaker, if that’s even…

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,…