Friday, August 1, 2008

Political wives on the front lines

PW hasn't updated in a while because PW has been holding down the fort, while her husband is running his campaign. There has been a lot of news in the land of political wives from Michelle Obama becoming a BlogHer blogger to her recent interview on MomLogic. And yes, PW will get to these and other things later.

Some things however intrigue PW, because most of the political wives around the country aren't on the front pages, even if they are on the front lines. So when one responds to mudslinging at her husband in a thoughtful and provocative way, PW's ears perk up.

Read the attack:

The Conservative Media: Youtube ad shows why Brandana is the best candidate for the 22nd District

Now, read the response:

Brandana: A Discredit to Women in Politics

Signing off for now. And yes, my strand of pearls is still in tact.


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Going where no political wife has gone before

Welcome to the Political Wives Club.

Despite the name, it's not an exclusive club. In general, the Political Wives Club is actually pretty big when you take into account the number of elected officials there are out there. In fact, I was surprised that the name wasn't already taken. I suppose I could have called it The Political Spouses Club, since there are a significant number of elected officials who are women, and whose husbands play similar roles that political wives play. But, you know, it just wasn't quite as catchy. And with the 2008 election season in full swing, I couldn't think of a better time to open the club.

So, here's what you'll find here. Part meme, part inside peek (since life in public office is anything but private anyway) and part look at political spouses overall. Don't think for one second that the Political Wives Club is about gossip and dirty laundry...if you want that, turn on CNN or your local news. Of course, none of that stuff will be exempt from commentary here, I'm just not going to get that personal. If you happen to be a political, chime in and feel free to remain anonymous, I know I'm going to; and if you're just a casual observer, interested in the "life and times of," join in as well. In case you're wondering, the Political Wives club is non-partisan, so pachyderms and assess, treehuggers and weapon-wielders, and unaffiliated thinkers are all free to join the party. Let's whoop it up.

Hopefully at the very least, the Political Wives Club will entertain if not generate some interesting discussions. Whatever you do, please enjoy your visit to the Political Wives Club, be respectful here and don't make me twist my pearls so hard that I have to make another visit to my jeweler to have them restrung.