Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Okay, this has been said time and again by all us Palinistas: Bill McAllister stinks at his job.
What is public relations all about anyway? Putting on the best face you can to represent your client to the public without appearing lost, confused, or uninformed on the issues at hand regarding your client. Duh. So what does McAllister do now? He claims that he really just "doesn't know" whether or not Sarah Palin was indeed invited to this dinner for McCain hosted by NObama. Yeah right, Bill. Get with it, man.
You know, the most frustrating part about all of this and other lame efforts on the part of McAllister is that Sarah Palin could get anyone she wants to represent her. I'm sure the likes of Dick Morris or Newt Gingrich would be thrilled to help a girl out. I'm getting the feeling Sarah possibly feels some sort of loyalty to Bill, which is fine, but it just saddens me because I believe Sarah could be represented much more effectively by a person who is willing to be proactive to save Sarah some bad raps. Oh well...
This is what the Mother Jones blog had to say about the whole debaccle:
Can true tribute be paid to McCain without Palin's presence? Picking her for his party's veep nomination was McCain's most decisive and significant action of his campaign. And she spent weeks praising him as an American hero, a man the country desperately needed as president. True, the Palin and McCain camps have bickered with each other since the election about some of the campaign's miscues. But shouldn't she be part of any celebration of McCain?
According to McAllister, Palin will spend next week in her home state preparing for the legislative session, which begins on Tuesday, and for her State of the State address on Thursday.
Was she even invited? "I don't know if she was invited," McAllister says. Don't know? How could that be? It's hard to miss an invitation from a presidential inauguration committee. For its part, Obama's inaugural committee has declined to say whether an invitation was sent to Palin. Repeated phone calls to its press office produced no answer to this simple question.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Here's what good old reliable Wikipedia says about Kate:
Winslet earned her fifth Academy Award nomination for Little Children at the age of 31, becoming the youngest actress to garner five nominations (in just 19 movies). Previous record holder was Olivia de Havilland, who secured her fifth at the age of 33 in 1950 (with 33 films).
With her Best Actress nomination for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which she eventually lost to Hilary Swank, she surpassed Marlon Brando's record for the youngest actor to have received four Oscar nominations. Her Titanic nomination secured her the record for the youngest ever double-Oscar-nominee.
She has also received two nominations for playing younger versions of another nominee in the same film - the only two instances of different actors playing the same role in the same film both being nominated. She played the younger versions of nominees Gloria Stuart in Titanic and Judi Dench in Iris.
In 2000, she won a Grammy Award for the 'Best Spoken Word Album for Children' for Listen To the Storyteller. Winslet was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for playing herself on an episode of Extras that premiered in 2004. In this episode, she comically criticized the fact that she had (by that point) been nominated for an Oscar four times, but had never won one.
So congrats to Kate. Keep up the good work.
And of the big one, Best Actress: