Hey girl, take a quick second and follow Paul Ryan Gosling, the Twitter account for the better, smoother, sexier Paul Ryan. Above, a selection of some of our favorite tweets. Cutting Medicare has never sounded so erotic. [Paul Ryan Gosling]
Next month the Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Democratic delegates will nominate President Barack Obama for their candidate. Such events are not just about nominating a candidate, though, but an overall PR blitz for their party’s values.
Politico has seen drafts (“a starting point”) of convention-planning documents describing the DNC’s alleged plans, most notable of which will include pairs of individuals discussing Obama’s policies in comparison to Mitt Romney’s. But it is the precise people they suggest that leaves a slightly bad taste in my mouth. Instead of a gay couple — the documents explicitly say “not a gay couple” — one pair will be a “parent and a gay son or daughter.” Another pair, who will discuss Planned Parenthood, will be a “husband who talks about how a Pap smear saved his wife’s life,” as well as his spouse.
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“You’re just jealous!”
It’s not just a playground taunt for 5th grade girls anymore. It’s also Fox News contributer Liz Trotta’s eye-roll-inducing comment on why female reporters — just female reporters, mind you, because a male reporter has never once written anything about the Romney family’s wealth, ever — have it out for Ann Romney. All reporters are Democrats, duh, or as Trotta calls them, “Barack Obama’s political operatives.” And they have their “knives out” for Ann Romney because they are “driven by envy … of a woman who managed to do exactly what their mothers told them, although they would never admit it: marry a good, preferably rich man; raise your children full time and dress like a lady.” Keep reading »
“I’m very looking forward to a Republican being back in office. When you’re rich, you want a Republican in office.”
– Not everyone in Hollywood is in the tank for Obama! Jenna Jameson knows who she is voting for and it is the clean-cut Republican who I am fairly certain has had one sex partner in his life. Politics makes for strange bedfellows, as they say. [NYmag.com]
Earlier today, Mitt Romney spoke at an NAACP conference — that’s the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a civil rights organization — and, well, it did not go so hot. Romney got booed for a whole 15 seconds after he promised to repeal health care reform, which he called “non-essential” and “expensive.” Keep reading »
A giant pack of birth control called Pillamina can now be found flowing, er, following behind Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and recently showed up at events in Ohio and New Hampshire. Planned Parenthood Action Fund, creator of the costume, hopes the massive pills will draw attention to Romney’s opposition towards President Obama’s birth control coverage mandate in health care reform. After two Democratic, female state reps in Michigan were banned from speaking for saying the words “vagina,” Pillamina decided to pop her way over to Troy, Michigan. Keep on fighting the good fight, Pillamina! [The Hill] [Image via Flickr]
It’s perhaps no surprise that the fashion world would come out in support of a more liberal presidential candidate. But what is shocking is that the normally quite demure Vogue editor Anna Wintour would deign to make a campaign video on behalf of one. But yet here is Ms. Wintour, openly praising and supporting Barack Obama and encouraging supporters to enter to win a seat at an upcoming fundraising event! Still, it’s nice to see that even in the throes of political campaigning, Wintour remains her intimidating self. [YouTube]
As much as I love it when women’s magazines try to inject political coverage in between the beauty tips, sometimes the end result is a painful FAIL.
Take a piece on Glamour.com about working on a presidential campaign: “It’s like one giant summer camp whirlwind!” What does that mean, exactly? Well, if you’re a woman working in the campaign trail, it means “a lot of sex and drinking,” trying to sleep with a Secret Service agent and fattening up on all the free muffins. Keep reading »
President Obama appeared on “The View” today, and damn, the talk was serious as if he appeared on “Meet The Press.” But there were very serious matters to discuss: last week’s announcement that the president believes lesbians and gays should be allowed to marry, the economy, and of course whether or not Mitt Romney is “a rich man who is out of touch” with average Americans. All the president will say about that last point is that Romney’s financial success should be celebrated, but as a politician he has “a different vision on how to move the country forward.”
After the serious talk, the ladies quizzed the president on his pop culture knowledge, including (gulp!) 50 Shades Of Grey. Hear his response, after the jump:
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