Posts tagged ‘Sarah Palin’

elledub goes gawking at the alfalfa club dinner

Nerdette over at NotMyGal convinced me to spend my Saturday night watching the arrivals to the Alfalfa Club Dinner, a dinner honoring the legacy of Robert E. Lee (yes…I’m talking about this guy). Governor Sarah Palin was in attendance and so was President Barack Obama. We were there to see Gov. Palin arrive to the dinner and the Presidential motorcade, and have the live tweets to prove it!

We saw some pretty awful fashion choices that brought back memories of Golden Girls reruns….I talk about this and whether I would ever attend the Alfalfa Club dinner if invited in the vlog below brough to you by NotMyGal. Enjoy!


O(bama), you went in?!

Great ad from the Obama Camp. Also, Jack and Jill Politics is reporting that Obama’s 30-minute infomercial will air tonight at 8pm on NBC, CBS, Fox, Univision, MSNBC, BET and TV One.

Girls to Sarah Palin: don’t undo what our mothers and grandmothers fought for.

Thanks to Tanya Tarr over at Not My Gal–who is, btw, DEFiNITELY my gal–for sharing this great ad with me. There is something to be said about how inclusive the Third Wave Feminism is to girls and young women. This ad proves it.

Viva La Gwen

As I write this on the morning following the Vice Presidential debate between Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin, I realize that most people will be talking about how they duked it out, who came out on top, and whether it’s enough to put McCain over the edge in certain states. What I’m sure most people won’t be talking about, however, outside of the “Obama” book debacle, is that Gwen Ifill, a Black woman, did one of the most phenonmenal jobs as a debate moderator that we’ve ever seen.

I can’t really express my joy when I found out that Ifill would be moderating the much-anticipated Veep debate. Though my fellow black woman blogger Afrobella agreed with me, I’m pretty sure I was in the minority when I thought Gwen Ifill should have replaced Tim Russert on Meet the Press. I was so happy to see Gwen, in that fabulous turquoise suit, challenging our Vice Presidential candidates in every topic from climate change to the economy. She was poised, she was thoughtful, and, yes, she was impartial. It’s a shame more people won’t be talking about how wonderful of a job she was doing. Instead, they’ll be harping on the idea that a book she wrote about blacks in politics is somehow really about Obama.

I would be remiss to say that I was also so happy to see a dark-skinned black woman in this role. If you look at CNN or MSNBC, a lot of the black female commentators and reporters are also light skinned, such as Soledad O’Brien or Suzanne Malveaux. It is a step in the right direction to see African Americans of all shades represented on our news channels and shows. I love Soledad O’Brien–I might still have a crush on her–but as a dark-skinned female myself, I had a sense of pride in seeing Ms. Ifill do her thing.

Things like this make me believe that maybe some people are right–perhaps having a black man running for President is a catalyst for change in other facets of our society. It very well could be that Obamas’s candidacy has opened more doors for pundits of color as well.

Bottom line: I (heart) Gwen Ifill.