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Oprah: I KNEW it!

January 26, 2009 | 2008 campaign,Barack Obama,D.C.,Ethics,Fundraising,Politics,Television

OK. She wasn’t technically on Obama’s short list, but she apparently was on Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s short list. And that’s the next best thing to being there.

Taking his defense to the airwaves rather than his impeachment trial, Gov. Rod Blagojevich lashed out at his accusers Monday and revealed he had considered naming Oprah Winfrey to the Senate.

Posted by Becky @ 11:27 am | Comments  

Why do I sense Oprah is on Obama’s short list?

January 6, 2009 | 2008 campaign,2009,Barack Obama,Politics

Because — as Eric Deggans reportedSanjay Gupta is apparently being considered for Surgeon General. You know. Of the United States.

And Leon Panetta? Really?

Posted by Becky @ 9:24 pm | 3 Comments  

Gandy, Smeal: Maloney should replace Clinton

December 4, 2008 | 2008 campaign,Barack Obama,Colbert Report,Hillary Clinton,Politics

The National Organization for Women sent a press release today, announcing that the NOW Political Action Committee and the Feminist Majority PAC endorsed Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., to replace Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., in the Senate if Clinton’s nomination for U.S. Secretary of State goes through.

The press release quoted Kim Gandy, NOW president, and Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority president.

Hmm. I wonder why they didn’t announce it on Comedy Central.

Posted by Becky @ 6:45 pm | Comments  

I just realized where “Yes We Can” comes from

November 12, 2008 | 2008 campaign,Barack Obama,PR,Television

“Can we fix it?”

Yes, we can!

(Hmm. Think someone fell asleep while the kids watched Bob the Builder … and a new slogan was stolen born?)

So … who will make up the new cabinet? Shall we start with Scoop, Muck and Dizzy?

Posted by Becky @ 6:16 pm | 3 Comments  

It’s like buttah

November 6, 2008 | 2008 campaign,Afghanistan,Apples,Barack Obama,Economics,Iraq,Politics,PR,U.S. government

Well, not exactly buttah. I cheated and didn’t use a strainer or food grinder, so my apple butter is lumpy. But, hey, it’s apple butter. I got fancy yesterday and used the food grinder on the applesauce. It’s more like buttah than the apple butter. Oh well.

I heard someone on election night say that everyone will remember exactly where they were when Barack Obama was elected president. Yep. I was at home. Making apple butter.

Congratulations, President-elect Obama, on your victory.

You said you need my help.

Yes, you do.

You said you will be my president too.

Yes, you will.

You said you hear my voice.

I’d love to agree with that, but you have shown me that you hear only what you want to hear. So, while I have a whole lot of other things I could say, I’ll leave it at this for now:

Well done. And good luck.

Posted by Becky @ 9:16 pm | 2 Comments  

‘Becky, I don’t need your vote’

October 29, 2008 | 2008 campaign,Advertising,Barack Obama,Economics,Media,Politics,PR,Television

Ding, ding, ding, ding!

Oh, wait. That didn’t happen, did it?

Posted by Becky @ 8:35 pm | 2 Comments  

Coldplay’s Chris Martin rocks for Barack Obama

October 28, 2008 | 2008 campaign,Music,Politics

Coldplay was on Saturday Night Live last weekend. They performed four times. I can’t claim to have seen every SNL episode, so this is just a guess, but most musical acts usually perform twice, right? I figure someone at SNL really loves Coldplay.

Chris Martin said at the end of one of the songs, “Barack Obama.”

Wait. Isn’t he British? Yeah, OK, he’s married to an American. But … isn’t he British?

Posted by Becky @ 9:38 pm | Comments  

I agree with something Alec Baldwin said?

October 22, 2008 | 2008 campaign,Alec Baldwin,Media,Politics,Sarah Palin,SNL,Television

Wow. These are End Times.

In case you missed it, Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, appeared on last weekend’s Saturday Night Live.

My only criticism for Alec Baldwin is, hey, we know she’s not Tina. Quit calling her Tina. As if we didn’t hear you the first three times. Oh, and, “Everything WE stand for,” you said to Lorne Michaels? Even though you’ve given twice as much money to political candidates, Michaels has supported John McCain for years. Just sayin’.

Other than that, I don’t know what kind of heat Baldwin is getting about the whole thing or to whom he’s responding, but he had this to say yesterday.

Saturday Night Live is a comedy show. It’s not Meet the Press. It doesn’t “ask the tough questions” or “set the agenda.” It attempts, with varying degrees of success, to make people laugh. That’s it.

Exactly.

Same thing for Comedy Central and others, no matter how much someone might want to convince me of the political relevance and deep meaning of comedy shows. Their job is to make people laugh. That’s it. If they get politicians they skewer to “be good sports” and participate, that’s gravy.

Posted by Becky @ 5:46 pm | Comments  

Devra: I said, “Mark my words,” didn’t I?

October 17, 2008 | 2008 campaign,Barack Obama,Ethics,John McCain,Lorne Michaels,Politics,SNL,Television

It’s official: Sarah Palin will appear on Saturday Night Live.

As an elected official — still in office — she will be in good company.

Sigh.

Posted by Becky @ 7:51 pm | 2 Comments  

Free falling

October 15, 2008 | 2008 campaign,Economics

I baked 96 muffins and lost more than $20,000 in retirement savings yesterday.

And how was your day?

Posted by Becky @ 12:24 pm | 3 Comments  


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