Full-disclosure: I did not vote for Hillary Clinton, for a variety of reasons, none of which I’ll get into here. But as a female, I was happy to see how close a woman got to winning the nomination, even though I didn’t personally want her to win it. After watching her speech last night at the Democratic National Convention, which I found to be profoundly moving, funny, and strong, I was struck by how important her role in this election truly was — love her or hate her, Clinton had an immense impact on history, as the first woman who almost captured the nomination for President of the United States. “My mother was born before women could vote,” Clinton said. “But in this election my daughter got to vote for her mother for president.” Keep reading »
Last night Michelle Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention and gave what I found to be an extremely inspiring speech — I especially appreciated that she didn’t seem to be overly rehearsed and even occasionally stumbled over her words. I’m not down with my politicians or my politicians spouses seeming like robotic newscasters. Anyway, the bulk of Michelle’s speech was about being a wife and mother and her hopes for the country — at the end she brought out daughters Malia and Sascha, who behaved as adorably as you would expect. Politics aside, Michelle’s speech got me thinking about what it means to be a successful professional, partner, and parent, especially when she referenced “Hillary Clinton’s 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling.” it was clear she did appreciate what her husband’s rival did for women, especially given what her hopes must be for her own daughters. With that in mind — and that today marks the 88th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote — what are your hopes for your children, specifically your daughters? A few of mine after the jump and I really hope you’ll chime in with your own in the comments. Keep reading »
I got the text message from the Obama camp, by the way, at 3:30 AM. On a Saturday, peeps? Really? Anyway, Joe Biden is not quite as hot as Paris Hilton or as funny as Ellen or as fist-bumpin’ as Michelle, and he doesn’t have a vag, but he does have the foreign policy experience that Obama is lacking. Time to give them a nickname! JoeBama? BamBi? BarackIn? [CNN] Keep reading »
This week, Barack Obama is expected to announce his running mate. Who will he choose? Many of the rumored contenders are men, but a few women, including Hillary Clinton, are rumored to have been considered. We here at the Frisky would love to see Obama pick a female as his VP. So, we’ve assembled a list of the ladies we think would make for a suitable candidate-mate. Keep reading »
What do women want? It’s an age-old question that makes men, like our presidential candidates, rack their brains. But how can all the bitches we know give them some answers? Let’s face it, we each have our own opinions. And the thing is, while I can easily tell my gal pal her new hand painted purple clogs make her look like Barney, how can I get to tell these big powerful candidates, with their team of security guards, that I want to keep my reproductive rights? (And please, if I ever got near Barack Obama, I’d giggle like a schoolgirl.) This Is What Women Want, a new grassroots website, is providing an open forum for women to post their political beliefs on everything from immigration to education. Also, with one click, you can instantly chime in and vote on other ladies’ posts through a rating system. I just gave “rape victims’ rights” five stars! So hey, I opened my big mouth, now it’s your turn. [Our Bodies, Our Blog] Keep reading »
Get your hot little hands on these new presidential candidate paper dolls, and you’ll be the envy of all your registered-voter friends. You know how most paper dolls start off in their undies? We’re wondering whether McCain and Obama are depicted wearing boxers or briefs in their doll version.
Each book costs $7.99 and features 32 pages of paper dolls and outfits printed in the U.S. on recycled paper. The Obama Paper Dolls book features Barack, Michelle, and their two daughters, along with various changes of clothes actually worn by the couple on the campaign trail. The McCain Paper Dolls book includes doll versions of John and Cindy with an assortment of outfits, including Cindy’s wedding dress, but doesn’t include John’s kids Meghan, Bridget, Doug, Jack, Jimmy, and Andy — maybe because his offspring are older, or because some are from earlier marriages or adopted, or because none of them is as cute as Malia and Natasha? Keep reading »
Last night I was on “Showbiz Tonight” discussing Tyra Banks’ Bazaar cover, and the photo shoot within the magazine in which she dresses up as Michelle Obama. The shoot is not a fashion spread — i.e. there’s no “10 Looks Michelle Obama Will Need As A First Lady, As Worn By Model Tyra Banks” — and the interview accompanying the images isn’t really serious in nature, though Tyra does say that her Secret Service code-name would be “Kiss My Fat Ass”. Rather, it seems like Bazaar is trying to cash in on the Obama craze in any way they can, since they apparently couldn’t get the real woman to do a shoot with them. (By the way, I predict Michelle will be in Vogue, instead!) As for Tyra? Well, this is hardly the first cuh-razy stunt the talk show host has pulled. After all, Ty-Ty seems to feel like the world is The Tyra Show, and we’re all just lucky to get out alive. After the jump, six other classically nutty and self-absorbed “All About Tyra” moments.
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We hate to say it, but Paris Hilton just cracked us up. The heiress responded to John McCain’s recent Barack Obama attack ad — which compared the Democrat’s popularity to that of celebrities like Hilton and Britney Spears — with the help of the hilarious crew at Funny Or Die. We know she can’t take credit for the genius writing, but her delivery is pretty spot-on. Nicely done, bitch! Keep reading »