DENVER—This Democratic convention, with its change-agent star, is supposed to be all about the future. But for one evening, in one small corner of Denver, the talk was still all about the past—four years past, to be exact.
At a private reception on Monday, Senator John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, Read More
John Kerry yawned and asked for a chocolate cupcake.
He was wrapping up yet another interview about his and his wife’s new global-warming book, This Moment on Earth, by talking about the “scientific community,” how toxins were “threatening species and threatening air quality,” and how the “grassroots are changing things.” A camera flash lit Read More
Spitzer campaign manager Ryan Toohey confirms that Christine Anderson is joining the campaign as communications director.
Anderson had her hands full as Teresa Heinz Kerry’s spokeswoman on that campaign and then, for a time, as the spokeswoman for the Democrats’ legal operation in the tense run-up to the election. She also did time at NYC2012. Read More
This week, a little bit of everything has been responsible for the outcome of last Tuesday’s election: gay marriage, America’s voting youth, America’s non-voting youth, “moral values,” Christian fundamentalists, the vast middle, Karl Rove, Teresa Heinz Kerry, the Red Sox, the Redskins, the touch-screen voting machine, Osama, Ohio and, of course, New York and Hollywood. Read More
Last week, two days before the third debate, John Kerry had an opportunity to do something that could have sunk George W. Bush, or at least left him rudderless. But he didn’t —and once again I ask myself, “What’s with this guy?”
On Monday the 11th, the Senate showed that, no matter what the public Read More
“Women-grown-ups and little girls-have a deep longing for mother figures,” said Phyllis Chesler, feminist and author of Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman . “Some women may, on some unconscious level, be thinking of this when they vote. So even a successful career woman may be looking at Laura Bush and thinking you know, she reminds me Read More
Once upon a time, Republicans were pretty much like everybody else. Only richer.
The dads ran plants and offices; were doctors and lawyers and businessmen; belonged to Kiwanis and Rotary; groused about social programs and the taxes they had to pay to support them; played golf at nice country clubs and bought Buicks every other Read More
“IT’S WAR,” the New York
Post declared last Friday, over a front-page photo of a beaming John Kerry.
The message worked nicely in two senses: The candidate had just called out his
opponent in bold terms-”Kerry bashes Bush in prez race kickoff”-and he had done
it while wrapping himself in the bullet-shredded flag of his Read More
Like You Read About ….
In order to cover Teresa Heinz Kerry, The New York Times comes up with some polite ways to say “plumb crazy”:
“flair”; “unpredictability”; “off-the-cuff”; “lively” (Jim Rutenberg, July 27)
“forthright”; “imperious” (Alessandra Stanley, July 28)
“quirky”; “outspoken” (Joyce Purnick, July 29)
“a centimillionaire heiress to a Read More
BOSTON-For an intelligent, outspoken woman in politics who finds herself buffeted by the whims and moods of the national press corps, there is always a choice of descriptive phrases. When she chooses her words with caution, she may be “perfectly poised” but risks being dismissed as “overly scripted.” If she speaks her mind, she could Read More