Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I have a girl crush on Donna Brazile

Yeah, I know. I'm married. And straight. And yeah, I'm a Republican. But that doesn't mean that I can't be in love with Donna Brazile. And why not? She's just lovely, she's uber smart, she's funny and she speaks her mind (when it suits her).

What prompted this confession? I was in the kitchen just now doing dishes when a CNN talking head introduced a "behind the scenes at the DNC convention" segment featuring Donna. I just about broke my neck getting to the TV. Yep, that's a sure sign of a fangirl. The segment sucked only because it was too short. (Hey, CNN! If you have access to such an awesome resource why not utilize it more rather than focusing on those lame no name commentators who have nothing better to do than offer their lame opinions of your coverage of the convention? Most industries save the back patting for a post-event staff party.)

Here's another confession: I tune into This Week with George Stephanopoulos each Sunday to watch only the round table. I have it timed perfectly, I flip the TV on just in time to watch Stephanopoulos introduce the weekly participants. Let me tell you, if Stephanopoulos doesn't announce George Will and Donna Brazile I am sorely disappointed. I don't know what it is about their debate but I find it calming and soothing; it gets my week started on the right foot.

Golf Guy has even learned that a 15 minute dose of the round table = a week of a more happy, well grounded Minima. He'll interrupt what he's watching to make certain I get to catch the show. Why? I can't really put my finger on it. Maybe it's just the idea that there are people in the world who can disagree civilly on the fundamentals. Maybe it's the idea that not everyone associated with politics has lost their damned minds. Maybe it's the idea that the adults may still be in charge.

Anyway, Donna Brazile? She's one of my heroes.

If you're interested in politics, biographies or behind the scenes of the 2000 election I suggest you read her book, Cooking with Grease.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Today's reason to love Pushing Daisies

Dear Pushing Daisies, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

Add another to the list - Stephen Root (Office Space, NewsRadio) joins the cast. Root is set to appear in a four-episode story arc for the show's upcoming season.


And Stephen's from Florida, y'all, so you know he's crazy.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

John McCain outsmarted by Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton's response to John McCain's ad.

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How weird is it that I now like Paris better than McCain? Hell, I'd certainly vote for her before I'd ever vote for him. Maybe I should start a list of people I'd vote for for president before I'd vote for John McCain? Nah, too long, waste of paper. Just rest assured that you're on there.

Maybe next John McCain could make an ad insulting David Hasselhoff? I'd love to hear the Hoff's take on economic policy.

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