The King is Dead. Long Live the King!

One Wednesday November 5th, 2008 I went to work wearing a dark suit, white shirt and a black tie. I work in a business causal environment so seeing someone in a suit usually means one thing, they have an interview. I am not sure why but everyone always wants to be around you when you have an interview. Maybe because they want to know more about possible … [Read more...]

Is Palin Ready for Office?

As a political conservative, I’ve written previously about how thrilled I was that John McCain picked Governor Sarah Palin as his vice president. (See Culture Feast article I Finally Have a Horse in the Race.) I wasn’t the only one who was excited by his choice. McCain’s poll numbers enjoyed a bounce after the announcement. Donors infused money into his campaign. … [Read more...]

The European View of the United States

My husband, Kevin, recently came home from a European business trip. Over the course of a week and a half, he visited Poland, England and Ireland. Even though he was across the Atlantic Ocean, he knew exactly what was going on in America because of the constant European news coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions. Given the time frame and the … [Read more...]

I Finally Have a Horse in the Race

Sen. John McCain picked Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate and I’m thrilled. You see, I’m a conservative, and here’s what that means to me. I’m for small government, small taxes, and largely a keep-your-nose-out-of my-business-type government--unless someone is getting hurt. I think government should protect the country and keep roads paved, … [Read more...]

Politics: The Importance of Style Over Substance

The August 15 issue of Entertainment Weekly featured interviews with presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. It was a light interview in which the reporter asked questions like, “Who controls the remote in your home?” “What was the last movie you saw in a theatre?” “Who do you think made the best president in a TV show or movie?” Knowing the … [Read more...]