Now These Are What We Call Mavericks
When news broke that the Republican National Committee spent almost $150,000 of campaign donations to buy clothes for vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, there was no shortage of outrage.
Republicans Fete With Hagar, Buffet and Friends
The Sammy Hagar show Sunday at the club First Avenue here was thoroughly Republican. The men wore blue blazers and chinos. The women were disproportionately blond.
Goodbye, St. Paul
You pretty much know your nomination speech wasn't all that great when even the conservatives supporting you decline to comment on its merits.
St. Paul Scoop
The Creative Coalition’s gala in Minneapolis was generally a bust. Though a listing in the National Journal’s Convention Daily promised a host of big celebrities, the best the event got in the end were Kerry Washington, Wendy Malick and Tony Goldwyn, according to a press release handed to journalists when they arrived.
Hoping to Hit the Gas
Coming off the high-octane Democratic National Convention last week in Denver, I expected the Republicans to at least put on an energetic, if more subdued, political show. But in the wake of Hurricane Gustav and the controversy swirling around the choice of Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin as Sen. John McCain's choice as vice president, all the pizzazz was sucked out of the room.
The parties at the Democratic convention were not exactly roof raisers.
The Democratic convention has reached the point where journalists here are no longer sure whether it is America or the press that is tired of Obama.
The Pink Ladies Take Over
For a party that takes pride in its diverse swath of constituents, the Democratic National Convention has been surprisingly muted visually this week.
Democrats Debate Tactics V. Ideology
The opening of the Democratic National Convention has been like the main stop on the book tour of every left-wing pundit who has done battle on a crossfire television show.