September 2009 Archives

Today's Polichicks

It's fall already?!  Holy chic!

We'll miss the summer fun! But as the air chills and the leaves color, we look forward to adding leather, boots and cashmere our wardrobes - even if we have to be recessionistas about it.

Of course, no matter how the weather cools, a girl in the know is always smokin' hot.  So with that, here's Today's Polichicks:

* Hot on the Hill - a fashion panel! Join Congresswoman Diane Watson, fashion designer Nanette Lepore (her ultra feminine designs are to die for!), jewelry designer Evelyn Brooks and others from the fashion industry to discuss the economic conditions and general state of the fashion industry.  When?  Well today, of course!  If we weren't last minute, we just wouldn't be us!  Just rsvp to and then mosey on over to 2103 Rayburn HOB on the Hill at 4:00 pm. 

* Keeping it real for American children - The newest American Girl doll is homeless. Gwen's daddy ran out on the family and she lives in a car with her mom who lost her job. [ParentDish

* If you love reality TV as much as we do, peep this must-see vid.  It's better than Real Housewives of DC and Real World DC combined!

 Jim Traficant (D-OH), a former congressman who polished off his nine terms in office with a seven year prison term (for bribery and other shady sh*#), recently transformed from jailbird to freebird.  So he stopped by to say 'sup to Chris Matthews on Hardball. The video is below, but note a few highlights:

- If you notice nothing else, note the hard-to-miss rug on his head.  Where are Jose Eber and Alexandre de Paris when needed?

- Trafficant says he is innocent (don't they all?) but complains, "I still have federales swarming all around me."

- Trafficant called congress "a big whore house" and once apologized "to all the hookers in America for having associated them with the U.S. House of Representatves."

- When Matthews respectfully addressed Trafficant as "Congressman,"  Trafficant quipped, "Don't call me names!"



And it's not over, folks! Traficant hinted that he will run for office again. So stay tuned for episode 2 - the campaign edition.  Bravo, MTV, somebody, pick up this series now!!

Boy do we love a good trainwreck! Traficant just made our top 10 list of people we'd like to have over for dinner.

We're so bad for making fun of this. We're going to hell in a  (hopefully Dior) handbag.


We're back!

We figured that if Congress could take a summer vacation, so could we.  We mean, it's not like we're running a country or anything.

Oh and what a vacay it was!  We traveled, read lots of delicious chick lit, and enjoyed the best reality TV ever - like healthcare town hall catfights, John Edwards's baby mama drama, some crazy dude shouting "You lie!" at the president during a presidential speech, and Kanye West's usual antics at the MTV VMAs. Life just couldn't get any more amusing for us, until our editors showed up:

"We don't pay you gals to just laze around!" 

"Um, but you don't pay us at all," we peeped.

"In this economy," they snapped, "you can't afford to lose a job - paid or not!"

Gulp.  With that we must agree, so without further ado, here's Today's Polichicks:

* Former Miss California, Carrie Prejean, said in a speech that "God chose" her to speak out against gay marriage.  "I think I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman," she said. "No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."  Miss Prejean also thanked her "thousands" of fans who "saw me as more than just a beauty pageant girl." [Politico]

[Now we gals at Polichicks are usually mum when it comes to sharing our thoughts on the issues, but when it comes to gay marriage, we must speak out.  We are so totally against it!!  Let our gay boyfriends get married and spend more time with their dudes than they do shopping with us?!! Oh hells no!  Then we'd have to shop with our straight boyfriends, whose fashion advice surely will have us looking like Amy Winehouse on on crack. Oops, she does she does have a tad bit of une problemme...didn't mean to poke fun... feet in mouths again! But you know what we mean, the straight boyfriends would have us running around looking like a cross between this and this. Like, what would NeNe do if Dwight ran off and got married? Die and be burried in - gasp! - Wrangler jeans? How dreadful. No, no - gay men must never be allowed to marry.  Lesbians, on the other hand, can have at it. Oh, but we digress...]

* In a speech at the White House on Friday, Michelle Obama said that healthcare reform is the "next step" toward reaching gender equality in the U.S, noting that women are "disproportionately affected" by healthcare system failures.  "We all know that women are more likely to work part-time or to work in small companies or businesses that don't provide any insurance at all," Mrs. Obama said. "Women are affected because, as we heard, in many states, insurance companies can still discriminate because of gender."  [New York Times]

* The White House is dipping its fingers into state races. The most talked about intervention is President Obama's request that New York Governor David Paterson drop out of the gubernatorial race to make way for the more popular Andrew Cuomo.  Rumor has it that the Dems are afraid that Rudy Guiliani, who is more popular than Paterson but less popular than Cuomo, will run and win. [The New York Times]

* Sex sells breast cancer awareness. [Los Angeles Times]

That's all for now.  Until tomorrow, chicas! xo




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