August 2009 Archives

By Quin Woodward Pu


Though Senator John McCain failed to clench the presidency, his run for commander-in-chief thrust his daughter, Meghan, into the national spotlight. Meghan is best known for writing the McCain Blogette, a blog recounting her experiences on the campaign trail with her father.


We couldn't help but notice that in addition to writing chops, Meghan's got some seriously awesome fashion ensembles too. As Meghan has pursued post-campaign endeavors, such as writing for the Daily Beast and talking politics on national television shows, she's brought her rockin' threads with her.  


Meghan McCain and Tila.jpgMeghan's got quite a voluptuous shape, and she likes to dress it in solids, especially black. Pictured left (blonde on the right) at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, she paired a conservative black dress with an oversized Louis Vuitton black leather handbag -- not too exciting, but certainly very classy.


(A more surprising match? Meghan's rumored new BFF, reality TV star Tila Tequila, pictured left with Meghan, paired a floating white pearl necklace with a fitted black mini-dress and high-heeled bondage sandals to create a sexier version of Meghan's classic get-up.)

We also think Meghan totally pulls off the Norweigan look (she "inherited" her mother's ultra-peroxided blonde locks), but we're glad she hasn't resorted to Christina Aguilera red lipstick. (Not that "Ain't No Other Man" isn't on our pre-game playlist or anything.) Meghan generally opts for subtler makeup, and in line with her classic tastes are her accessories. Behold these timeless (and recession-unfriendly $400) Chanel shades and gold hoop earrings (pictured below).


Meghan McCain shades.jpgAs Meghan continues to blog her way through life, we hope she adds a little more color to her wardrobe. At a recent meeting with the Log Cabin Repbulicans, she stuck with her all-black look in a fabulous brocaded suit. Chic, yes, but c'mon, Meghan. Aren't you trying to re-energize the party? You totally could have gotten away with this crazy patriot-on-crack concoction.


patriot on crack heatherette_spring_2008_run_400.jpg 

Quin Headshot.JPGQuin Woodward Pu is an up-and-coming Washington writer who loves all things fashion and politics. Read her weekly column, Beltway Beauty Beat, for updates on the best-dressed, and sometimes, the not-so-best dressed, in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @quinwoodwardpu.


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We reported in the Daily Polichicks that when Hillary Clinton was asked by a Congolese student about Bill Clinton's opinion (intead of hers) on a Chinese loan to Congo, she responded, "Are you effing kidding me?! I'm Secretary of State, not Bill!"  That's not an exact quote, but whatever, close enough. 

If you're going to be a stickler for accuracy, maybe you should check out the Washington Post or some other publication that subscribes to the ethics of journalism and pays for fact checkers.  We report just enough to get by at a cocktail party.  Besides, if you were a guest at a cocktail party on your third or fourth mojito, well, then "are you effing kidding me?!" would be exactly what Hillary Clinton said. But we digress....

Anyhoo-  we can't really blame Hillary for being miffed if the questioner valued the opinion of the "man of the house" rather than that of "the little lady."  On the other hand, one never really knows why a question is being asked, so it's best not to make assumptions.  The questioner, who asked about Dikembe Mutombo's opinion as well as Bill Clinton's, may have wanted to know Bill's opinion simply out of curiosity or to see if it differed from Hillary's.  According to the Associated Press, the French speaking student who asked the question in English approached Hillary after the event was over and explained that he had actually intended to ask her for President Obama's opinion.

Here's the vid.  Watch and formulate your own opinion.


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happy-woman-stretching-in-bed.jpgWe have some gal pals who signed up for a 6 a.m. Adventure Boot Camp and tried to get us to do the same. (Oh, hells no!)  So we woke up at 5:02 a.m. and for a brief, crazed moment considered going.  Then our good sense kicked in, and we thought, eh, bed is better.  So to each of our friends who got up early to work their gluteus to the maximus, we say drop and give us 10 more, bitches!

Enough about exercising (or not) at Butt Kick Camp. Time for a brain workout.  Here's your Daily Polichicks:

* Terrible news.  Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President John Kennedy and founder of the Special Olympics, has died. [CNN]

* Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at a Congloese university Monday.  Asked what Bill Clinton thinks about an issue, Hillary angrily retorted, "Are you effing kidding me?!"  Well, maybe that's not an exact quote, but close enough. [AOL News]

* A recent drop in the unemployment rate could mean that we've seen the worst of the recession.  Sunny days are ahead! We hope. [Los Angeles Times

* What's it like to be a girl and live in the White House? Former first daughters dish. [CNN]

* Quick. Name a Sienna Miller movie!  Stumped? Okay, then why is she so famous? A look at why some mediocre stars make the A-list, while other equally or more talented celebs don't. [Washington Post]

* A chubby inmate was caught with a gun... hidden between his fat rolls.  (See!  Butt Kick Camp doesn't pay.  A little meat on your bones has its benefits. Imagine all the food you could sneak into the movie theater....) [San Francisco Chronicle]

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Judge Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Saturday.    Justice Sotomayor is the first Latina (and only the third woman, period) to sit on the high court.

Dressed in a crisp, cream skirt suit and accompanied by her mother and brother, Justice Sotomayor looked so happy, proud and eager to serve in the moments before Chief Justice John Roberts began the proceedings.  She enthusiastically hugged her mother and then her brother after the brief ceremony was completed.

Felicitaciones, Justice Sotomayor!


Shades. Check. Sun tan lotion. Check. Cute tankini with tummy control. Check. Tory Burch flip flops. Check. Summer read, specifically Candace Bushnell's One Fifth Avenue. Check...

It's Friiiiday, girlfriends, and we're leaving that bee-atch better known as Day Job behind to catch some sun and waves! And with this fab weather, we bet many of you are as well.  Whether you're headed up 95 North or down 95 South to your dream escape, you'll want to be the smartest girl from sea to shining sea.  So read up, beach bunny!  Here's your Daily Polichicks:

* The U.S. Senate approved Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, making her the first Latin and third woman justice to sit on the highest court in the land.  As NeNe would say, Bam!  [The Washington Post]

* Just when you think U.S. Senators don't even know who Beyonce is, they practically quote her to the American people: "Can we upgrade you?"  The Senate approved a $2 billion dollar extension for Cash for Clunkers, a program that gives people up to a $4,500 cash incentive to trade in their gas guzzlers for more economically efficient vehicles.

Now what we want to know is, does this program only apply to cars?  Or can we trade in the guy we're currently dating for cash back and an upgrade? Perhaps a newer model with an athlete's body, an angel's heart, the Rabbit's skills and Einstein's brain? Oh, and Bill Gates's money? [ABC News]

* Screenwriter, director, producer, and the only man ever to understand the angst of teenage girls, John Hughes, died suddenly on Thursday. His talent will be missed.  Hughes brought us such coming-of-age hits as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," "Pretty in Pink," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and the "Home Alone" series.   Here's our favorite John Hughes line, delivered by Molly Ringwald in "Sixteen Candles." [The Los Angeles Times


Sorry we're late!  Today has been a really crazy day.  We can't tell you about it, because then the crazies in our lives will get mad and cause even more trouble.  You wouldn't believe us if we told you anyway.  So without further delay, here's your Daily Polichicks:

* No one has ever been happier to see McDonald's and Starbucks than Laura Ling and Euna Lee.  The two journalists are back on U.S. soil after nearly five months in captivity in North Korea. What lucky, lucky (and grateful) girls!  [The New York Times]

* Papa Bear Obama is not going to like this one.  A lobbying group targets first daughters Sasha and Malia in an advertising campaign. [Politico]

* American Idol, Paula Abdul tweets a humble goodbye: "I'll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all I'll [miss] being a part of a show that I helped from day 1 become an international phenomenon." [The Washington Post]

* And we say goodbye to a great American beauty, businesswoman and trailblazer, supermodel Naomi Sims. [The New York Times]

Happy Tuesday, Polichicks!

If you are in D.C., hope you are enjoying the fabulous weather as we are!  We're about to leave Day Job (caps intentional, as Day Job really is a humanlike evil character in our lives and a wicked bitch) to hit our favorite Borders at 18th & L and pick up some good ol' chick lit.  Love reading on our deck when it's nice outside.

Oh, the fab weather distraction almost made us forget... Wherever he was born, today is President Barack Obama's 48th birthday.  While he celebrates with ice cream on the White House lawn in front of the press, we'll celebrate with ice cream on our couch in front of the TV.  NYC Prep is on tonight.  Can't miss!

Anyway, we digress... Here's your Daily Polichicks:

* Bill Clinton is in North Korea to convince Korean leader Kim Jong II to release two American journalists (including journalist Lisa Ling's sister, Laura) who were arrested and imprisoned for illegally entering North Korea.  Our fingers are beyond crossed. [The Washington Post]

[Update: The journalists held in North Korea have been pardoned!  Holla!  We got the scoop over here from People.  Who says celeb mags don't have real news?]

* Ever wonder how President Obama and Sen. Ted Kennedy became boys (and how Obama scored Kennedy's coveted endorsement during the Democratic primary)? Here's how. [The Washington Post]

Nothing spoils a perfectly good weekend like the coming of a Monday, because Monday means - alas- we're back on the day job.  (Ugh! Can't live with it; would starve without it.)  Whether you're off to a 9 to 5 as well or in the enviable position of spending the day getting a mani pedi and a little shopping in, here's what you need to know before you go.

* With the help of an Iraqi citizen, the U.S. military finally found the remains of one of our fallen brave. Navy Capt. Michael Scott Speicher had been missing since his plane was shot down 18 years ago during the Persian Gulf war. RIP. [Washington Post]

* Will all Americans get access to good healthcare? Not a clue. But no matter what happens in the healthcare debate, Congress will be a-okay. Here's a peek their health bennies. [The Los Angeles Times]

* Chicks are less "bossy," which makes us better at bossing people around. [New York Times]

* At his concert at FedEx Field last night, Paul McCartney dedicated the Beatles' hit song "Michelle" to Michelle Obama.  Would you not die? [ET Online]

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