Posts Tagged ‘smart girl politics’

…will be in July in St. Louis. Some basics

While many of the specifics, such as speakers and panelists are still in the works, here’s the basic skinny:

* Friday-Saturday, July 29-30
* St. Louis, Missouri
* Crowne Plaza Downtown.

The Summit will once again be a two-day event bringing together hundreds of conservative women from around the country with some of today’s leading conservative voices. We’ll also be doing special training to get ready for 2012! Details here.

Never been to StL. If I can get plane fare and registration covered I wouldn’t mind doing the show from there on Saturday.

I talked to Christine directly after the last panel

At the time I didn’t realize she was a blogger so I’ll add her to DaTechGuy’s Field guide to bloggers. Of course anyone who blogs at Smart Girl Politics deserves to be read.

…at the Post Party Summit today.

Anita MonCrief at the Post Party Summit

I think we’d better not tell Joan Walsh about Anita being here.. If anyone told her that the attendees of her Voter Registration workshop didn’t express shock, call her Nigger or walk out I think Joan would get the vapors.

Did she ever retract her claim concerning John Lewis? I don’t think so.

(Oh and in case you didn’t know I don’t do this “N-word” nonsense.)

Update: Wrong link updated.

Update 2: Better not tell Charles Blow either.

…it’s because he agrees with me about “Lady” Gaga:

Lady Gaga is immensely talented. She’s a fantastic pianist, a gifted singer and an engaging performer. But that’s not why the mainstream media gives her so much attention. If she weren’t acting like a dime-store floozie, the alphabet networks would pay her little attention, relegating her to a life of smoky bars and indie record labels instead of sold-out arenas and platinum albums. When it comes to capturing the attention of mainstream media and liberal publications, there is but one simple truth: Perversion Sells.

Let’s emphasize his point with a picture from CPAC:

Like Lady Gaga the young lady in this photo (Jenny Erickson) from smart girl politics is talented at what she does. She manages to juggle interviews, her blog at the candid conservative and a husband and children. Unlike Lady Gaga she manages to be physically attractive just sitting there in this picture without debasing herself.

Lady Gaga will make incredible money from what she does, I presume Jenny and her husband get by. I don’t know her well but I suspect that given the choice between trading bank accounts and lifestyles Jenny will happily stay where she is.

If MSNBC wanted to overtake Cartoon Network in the ratings they would be well advised to offer Jenny a contract. Shana, the nice young lady who paid me one of the greatest complements I’ve ever received should suggest this to Joe Scarborough, maybe have her as a reoccurring guest on Morning Joe. I suspect they likely will not.

The fact is that if Lady Gaga however offered to be an occasional commentator on the show I’m sure the brass would jump at it. There is no question it would draw attention and ratings, particularly if she dresses the part. This is simple truth.

The fact that our culture and our media value a woman like Gaga over a woman like Jenny Erickson says something sad about us.