Dan Chmielewski


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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…

One thing the Dark Lord Finally Gets

I have been reading Mike Schroeder’s blog entries for Total Buz.  While mostly partisan and forgettable, Mike did write something I agree with: Journalism is a very difficult profession.  Like George Plimton, I was not qualified to do it without a lot of help during my 4-day stint. Ignoring for a moment what a pathetically slow…