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  • The Power of 3,607 (Cantor's loss and what she thinks it means)

    06/15/2014 2:13:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | June 12, 2014 | Susan Estrich
    That's how many people it took to bring down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, doom immigration reform and leave all but the most tea-sodden Republicans quaking. No, it wasn't the Democrats who did it. Various complicated analyses of voting patterns confirm what anyone who has ever tried to convince even their own mother to vote "strategically" knows: Voters don't work that way. They may cast their vote to send a message — that happens all the time — but not to execute a strategy that depends on their voting for someone they don't like at all so that someone else...
  • Hitting Home

    04/19/2013 9:59:50 AM PDT · by Lacey · 41 replies
    Creators ^ | 04/17/2013 | Susan Estrich
    m from Boston. Over the years, I lived in two apartments within a stone's throw of Monday's bombings. Over the years, I stood and cheered marathon runners countless times. I know every square inch of the area in all the pictures, which is hardly unusual. It's the center of Boston. My nephew was around the corner when the explosions went off. This week's terror hit home for me. And what to do? That is always the question. Do you stop going to sporting events? Cultural events? Outdoor rallies? I was raped around the corner from where the bombs hit. I...
  • LARRY ELDER SHOW - DFU will be on to talk about Broaddrick and Estrich (330 or so Pacific)

    09/05/2012 12:21:50 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies
    KABC RADIO ^ | 9-5-12 | dfu
    LISTEN ONLINE TO KABC 790 IN LOS ANGELES Larry reached me through FreeRepublic (thanks, Kristinn). I've been in studio with him before, but since I am not an A list guest, he no longer had my number. LOL He wanted to discuss Susan Estrich. I had tried to arrange a face to face meeting with Susan and Juanita Broaddrick. Juanita, a rape survivor like Susan, was not pleased that Estrich was essentially calling her a liar about Clinton raping her. Susan, of course, refused. She sent a very simple email back - not interested. Susan did not like it...
  • Firearms Industry Offers Rebuttal to Anti-Gun Columnist Susan Estrich

    06/05/2010 5:41:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1,330+ views
    NSSF ^ | 4 June, 2010 | Stephen L. Sanetti
    In her column last week (“The responsibility is ours,” May 25, 2010), Susan Estrich claimed that crime in Mexico was attributable to “American assault rifles bought at gun stores on the border” and that “Eighty percent of the 75,000 assault weapons seized by Mexican authorities were traced back to the United States.” To set the record straight, NSSF President Steve Sanetti submitted his own op-ed piece for publication. In her op-ed last week (“The responsibility is ours,” May 25, 2010), Susan Estrich claimed that crime in Mexico was attributable to “American assault rifles, bought at gun stores on the border”...
  • Susan Estrich: What Went Wrong?

    02/21/2010 9:58:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies · 3,713+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | February 19, 2010 | Susan Estrich
    Something has gone very wrong. Was it just a year ago that Democrats assumed more control in Washington than the party has had in my lifetime? It was. Was it just a year ago that President Obama promised a new era of change, bipartisanship and transparency? It was. Just weeks into office, the president pushed through a major stimulus package to save the American economy, restore credit, build infrastructure and create jobs. Now, unable to get Republicans to support what was their idea — a bipartisan commission on the deficit — the president has appointed one of his own, complete...
  • Susan Estrich completely makes the conservatives case on health care

    09/04/2009 12:13:27 PM PDT · by pocket5s · 10 replies · 1,126+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 09-04-2009 | Robert
    In a piece for Rasmussen Reports, Susan Estrich, a democratic strategist, completely makes the conservatives case on the public option. I'm not quite sure what she was trying to get across here, but I think it backfires. Let us take a look.
  • Michelle Obama: Looking good

    07/20/2009 7:42:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 125 replies · 3,892+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | July 20, 2009 | Susan Estrich
    Was that a $5,000 VBH alligator clutch that Michelle Obama was carrying in Italy? So the company bragged, absolutely certain it was theirs, until the White House responded that it was not the alligator but the patent, an $875 VBH clutch and not the more expensive model. To be honest, I didn't even know what VBH was until I saw the headlines about the $5,000 one Michelle wasn't carrying. I love handbags as much as the next girl, but I could never get my head around the idea of spending that kind of money on something that is bound to...
  • Summer in Washington (Susan Estrich criticizes Obamacare!)

    07/20/2009 12:49:38 PM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies · 1,329+ views
    creators.com ^ | 7/17/2009 | Susan Estrich
    The stimulus program must really be succeeding in Washington, D.C. Government is hiring; people are working. In fact, if news reports are to be believed, they're working night and day. So maybe there's some sleep deprivation thrown in for good measure. And don't forget the legendary heat and humidity that made service in the nation's Capitol hazardous before the advent of air conditioning. What other explanation could there be for my friends in Congress and the administration thinking that what the country wants them to do right now is raise taxes and spend a trillion dollars to overhaul health care,...
  • Susan Estrich: Voters sure to punish Palin (Barf Alert)

    07/12/2009 3:48:27 PM PDT · by curth · 77 replies · 1,848+ views
    Inquirer ^ | Sun, Jul. 12, 2009 | Susan Estrich
    You don't need a briefing book on being a mother to answer this one: What do you do when your daughter comes home complaining that she wants to drop off the swim team or never go to school again because the other kids are being mean and saying terrible things about her family? Sure, the first few times, you want to beat up the bullies with your bare hands. But you don't. These are life lessons. You tell her about "sticks and stones," you tell her to swim even faster, laugh in their faces, and prove by her success that...
  • THE REPUBLICAN VACUUM

    03/23/2009 3:30:27 PM PDT · by LUV W · 34 replies · 647+ views
    Creators.com ^ | March 23, 2009 | Susan Estrich
    Susan In-The-Tank-For-Obama might have a valid point here. "Imagine how different things might be right now if there were a Republican Party. I mean a party like the one led by Ronald Reagan, George Bush or Newt Gingrich; a party with a program, a single set of talking points, and the technological and communications advantages to get their message across......"
  • PALIN FAILS THE ESTRICH GRAVITY TEST

    03/23/2009 1:31:58 PM PDT · by sussex · 38 replies · 1,230+ views
    The Aged P ^ | 23/03/09 | sussex
    Susan Estrich thinks the Republicans are in a vacuum. “Imagine how different things might be right now if there were a Republican Party. I mean a party like the one led by Ronald Reagan, George Bush or Newt Gingrich; a party with a program, a single set of talking points, and the technological and communications advantages to get their message across. That kind of Republican Party. The kind that doesn't exist right now.”
  • Bill Clinton Captures Spirit of Christmas (you cannot barf enough to gag on this one)

    12/25/2008 9:48:20 AM PST · by bestintxas · 30 replies · 1,012+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, December 24, 2008 12:59 PM | Susan Estrich
    During the eight years since Bill Clinton left the White House, he has worked tirelessly to save the lives of children in some of the most miserable places on the planet. He has traveled to Africa more than most of us travel to see relatives, in order to bring much-needed medicines for AIDS and malaria to those who would die without them and to support economic development in places like Rwanda and Malawi. He has used his contacts with philanthropists, billionaires and barons, governments and foundations, to raise hundreds of millions of dollars not for himself, but for those in...
  • Susan Estrich--Only way McCain wins--Racism

    10/31/2008 5:14:04 PM PDT · by Illinois Rep · 52 replies · 1,272+ views
    So If McCain wins... 1. Estrich will be drunker than she was after Kerry lost to Bush 2. She will need medication to pull her through Unreal...there's no way America just may not want Obama because he's the biggest liberal/socialist the country has ever seen in a Presidential candidate? I don't see him as a black man...I see him as closer to a communist...so No Vote for him...
  • Susan Estrich: The Final Days [Only Racism Could Explain an Obama Loss]

    10/31/2008 4:07:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies · 1,904+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 31, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    It is time for this election to be over. It is time because it has been going on for what feels like a lifetime, because the final days have been full of noise and fury and very little light, and because we need to start solving problems rather than just debating them. It is time because we all know how it should turn out and because thinking about what could happen if it doesn't is too upsetting. Are Democrats in danger of being too confident? The short answer is no. It's no because we've lost too many times when we...
  • The Final Days

    10/23/2008 11:53:30 AM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies · 572+ views
    creators.com ^ | 10/22/2008 | Susan Estrich
    Losing a presidential race is not an easy thing. Losing the primary is one thing. But making it to the finals, so close you can almost taste it, and then watching it slip through your fingers is one of those experiences from which few people ever fully recover. If it's a race for re-election, a first term that doesn't become a second, at least you can go off, build the library and console yourself that you're still a member of the club. If you're young enough, you can convince yourself that there is always next time, four years down the...
  • Top Dem Estrich: 30% of Clinton Backers Could Vote for McCain/Palin

    09/03/2008 10:33:35 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 72 replies · 364+ views
    BreitBart/Fox News ^ | September 3 | Staff
    "Many question Barack Obama's experience and are now recoiling a little bit at some of the tactics." Video at link
  • Sarah Palin and the Double Standard

    09/03/2008 2:38:16 PM PDT · by RobFromGa · 27 replies · 60+ views
    Should a mother with five children, one of them a pregnant teen and another an infant with special needs, be running for vice president? The question is being much debated, in newspaper stories and columns, on blogs and Web sites, and, yes, around kitchen tables across the country.
  • Sarah Palin Is Not a Stand-In for Hillary Clinton

    08/31/2008 5:14:27 AM PDT · by raybbr · 68 replies · 103+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, August 29, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    Women are not fungible. I don’t know if anyone sitting around with John McCain in the last few days has explained that to him; frankly, I don’t know if there even were any women sitting around with John McCain in the last few days. But, I think I understand a few things about Hillary’s base in the Democratic party, and why so many women have been so loyal to her, and if John McCain thinks that simply picking another person with similar anatomy is going to win their votes, he’s about to learn a very important lesson in gender politics....
  • Sarah Palin Is Not a Stand-In for Hillary Clinton (Estrich alert!)

    08/29/2008 11:43:35 AM PDT · by maggief · 73 replies · 246+ views
    FNC ^ | August 29, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    Women are not fungible. I don’t know if anyone sitting around with John McCain in the last few days has explained that to him; frankly, I don’t know if there even were any women sitting around with John McCain in the last few days. But, I think I understand a few things about Hillary’s base in the Democratic party, and why so many women have been so loyal to her, and if John McCain thinks that simply picking another person with similar anatomy is going to win their votes, he’s about to learn a very important lesson in gender politics....
  • Obama's Unconventional Error

    08/19/2008 6:40:53 PM PDT · by NCDragon · 30 replies · 152+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | August 18, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    ust tell me, my friend Kath wants to know, what would have happened if their roles were reversed. If Hillary had won the nomination and Obama had come in a close second, would he have gotten a prime-time speech one night, and Michelle another? Would his name have been placed in nomination right after Michelle’s speech, followed by a roll call vote that will be on Wisconsin before the inevitable winner goes over the top? Would Oprah’s production company be doing his video introduction, without any input from the Clinton crowd that would be controlling every second of the convention?...
  • Edwards' Affair Intriguing, Bothersome

    08/15/2008 6:27:24 PM PDT · by NCDragon · 19 replies · 166+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | August 14, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    Now that it's broken out into the open, there's something about the Edwards-Hunter affair that makes it impossible to ignore. I know all the arguments about how the private lives of politicians should remain private, and that if it's OK with the spouse or spouses, why should we inquire. Truth is, it wasn't so long ago that I was making all those arguments myself. And I'm the first to acknowledge that as much as some of us in the media might like to claim that what's at issue here is not the sex but the lying about it (not to...
  • Susan Estrich: Obama Needs to Make Nice on All Sides

    07/30/2008 3:54:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 80+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    Spare me the true believers. I don’t mean the people who support Barack Obama for president. I support Barack Obama for president. I mean the people who worship him to the point that anyone who says anything raising questions about the inevitability of his rise to sainthood, much less the perfection of him and his wife and his campaign, is deserving of damnation. I wrote a column last week about how the Obama campaign needed to guard against the arrogance that many people tell me they have detected in dealing with them. I didn’t condemn the candidate. I didn’t say...
  • Hillary as a Third Party Candidate?

    06/08/2008 10:43:43 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 22 replies · 63+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 6.5.08 | Susan Estrich
    Say it ain't so Joe. I mean, Hillary. I don't believe it. But my friends in Obama-land, the place where all good Democrats are, or are heading to, are worried. The concern is that Hillary could take a page from the book of one Joe Lieberman, once and former good Democrat, and decide that having lost out on his party's nomination to someone he couldn't see winning a general election, the better option (for him) was to run himself in the fall. Which he did. And won. Beating the liberal Democrat who had beaten him in the primary.
  • Hillary as a Third Party Candidate?

    06/06/2008 5:43:15 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 67 replies · 66+ views
    RealcCearPolitics.com ^ | June 05, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    I don't believe it. But my friends in Obama-land, the place where all good Democrats are, or are heading to, are worried. The concern is that Hillary could take a page from the book of one Joe Lieberman, once and former good Democrat, and decide that having lost out on his party's nomination to someone he couldn't see winning a general election, the better option (for him) was to run himself in the fall. Which he did. And won. Beating the liberal Democrat who had beaten him in the primary. Of course, in Lieberman's case, it was his senate seat,...
  • NARAL Chooses Obama

    05/16/2008 4:50:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 145+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | May 16, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    A few years ago, the National Abortion Rights Action League, as it was then called, or NARAL for short, changed its name to NARAL Pro-Choice America. The idea, as I understood it, was to put the emphasis on "choice" rather than "abortion." This week, the organization announced its own choice in the Democratic primary contest, and as best as I can tell, it had absolutely nothing to do with preserving abortion rights and everything to do with their own sense of self-importance. Many women I know who have given generously of their time and efforts and money to the organization...
  • Susan Estrich: Bad News for Obama?

    05/15/2008 5:32:31 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 49 replies · 59+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | May 14, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    LOS ANGELES — There is good news and bad news for Democrats in the wake of Tuesday’s voting in West Virginia and Mississippi. The good news is that Democrats are now three-for-three in the contests for open House seats, adding Mississippi to the list where a Democrat, albeit one running as pro-life and pro-gun, defeated his Republican opponent in a traditionally Republican, conservative district. The bad news is that Barack Obama, who has been crowned by the media as the "presumptive nominee" of the Democratic Party, got trounced in a state that every Democrat to be elected president in recent...
  • Susan Estrich: Could Obama Be Another Dukakis?

    05/12/2008 4:31:10 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 67 replies · 133+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | May 11, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    LOS ANGELES — It is a thought that sends shivers down the backs of Democrats, a name that brings to mind memories of an election lost that might have been won, against a war hero once referred to in headlines as a “wimp” who won not so much by his own strengths but because of the skill of his operatives in painting his lesser-known opponent as an out of touch “liberal” who refused to salute the flag or admit his mistakes, not to mention his supposedly unpatriotic wife. Could Obama be another Dukakis? It isn’t just die-hard Clinton supporters who...
  • Susan Estrich: Buyer Beware

    05/08/2008 4:20:48 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 21 replies · 96+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | May 7, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    LOS ANGELES — McCain’s Men... While Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton continued to fight it out for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, John McCain was waging a fight of his own within his party, for the support of the hard-core Republican base who aren’t quite sure they trust the man who discussed running with John Kerry in 2004 and reportedly told Arianna Huffington that he didn’t vote for George Bush in 2000. With attention focused elsewhere, it was a perfect day for McCain to appeal to the base he will be spending less time reassuring when the lights get hotter....
  • Who Needs Friends Like Rev. Wright?

    04/28/2008 1:55:59 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 17 replies · 47+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 29th, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    "At a political event, he goes out as a politician and says what he has to say as a politician," Reverend Jeremiah Wright told Bill Moyers in their well-publicized interview last week. "I continue to be a pastor. He's a politician. I'm a pastor." As my mother used to say, with friends like these.... If anyone thought that the Barack Obama campaign had any control over Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the controversial former pastor and "uncle figure" whose fiery speeches reeking of anti-Israel and anti-American sentiment provided at least a jolt to the Obama campaign, the pastor has proven conclusively in...
  • Susan Estrich: It's Not Over, Till It's Over

    04/14/2008 6:58:58 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 19 replies · 37+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | April 13, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    LOS ANGELES — Judging from my e-mail lately, quite a few people are angry at me, including some of my closest friends. All of them, I should note, are supporters of Barack Obama. They’re not angry at me for criticizing Obama, for insulting him in any way, which is something I try not to do; while I make no secret of my longstanding relationship and friendship with Hillary Clinton, and my belief that she would be an excellent President and that having a woman in the White House would itself be the sort of major change that I have always...
  • Susan Estrich: Someone Will Get the 2024 Delegates

    04/10/2008 12:24:16 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 18 replies · 760+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 9, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    LOS ANGELES — I’ve been to this movie before. Act one: Hillary is way ahead. She’s supposed to win. Big. Then comes the Obama surge. That’s the beginning of Act Two. Instead of writing off the state, he plunges in headlong, spending time and money, collecting a few key endorsements, and great press. The polls start closing up, or at least that’s the way it gets played. Obama people start talking about not only finishing close, but actually winning, knocking Hillary out, how the whole thing could end, right here. In New Hampshire. In California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio or...
  • Susan Estrich: Changing the Minds of Superdelegates

    03/27/2008 4:42:15 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 10 replies · 821+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | March 26, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    LOS ANGELES — I had to laugh last weekend watching New Mexico Governor and superdelegate Bill Richardson, who was everywhre endorsing Barack Obama, taking a moralistic stance on superdelegates respecting the will of the people. Come again. Which people? Would that be the people of his home state, who he will actually be “representing” at the convention, or the people of the 48 states that will be allowed to vote on the first Credentials Challenge, or the people of the 50 states who will be voting if Hillary ultimately has even one more vote than Obama on the question of...
  • Susan Estrich: Changing the Minds of Super Delegates

    03/27/2008 7:29:22 AM PDT · by no dems · 24 replies · 823+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 26, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    I had to laugh last weekend watching New Mexico Governor and superdelegate Bill Richardson, who was everywhre endorsing Barack Obama, taking a moralistic stance on superdelegates respecting the will of the people. Would that be the people of his home state, who he will actually be “representing” at the convention, or the people of the 48 states that will be allowed to vote on the first Credentials Challenge, or the people of the 50 states who will be voting if Hillary ultimately has even one more vote than Obama on the question of seating Florida and Michigan? High-minded moral questions...
  • Susan Estrich: Spitzer Scandal Hurts Hillary

    03/12/2008 8:40:41 PM PDT · by red flanker · 51 replies · 2,061+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    LOS ANGELES — I hate to say no to Neil Cavuto. I consider him a friend, a great host and a truly fine human being. ... But, even a pretzel can only twist around so much. And no matter how I twist it, there is just no way I can argue, with an even remotely straight face, that the Spitzer scandal helps the presidential candidate he endorsed, Hillary Clinton. The short answer is: it doesn’t. The only real question is how much it hurts. But you can’t look at Silda Wall Spitzer, standing by her man, at least behind the...
  • Friendship in the Fourth Estate

    03/01/2008 2:01:25 AM PST · by iowamark · 29 replies · 192+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 02/29/2008 | Susan Estrich
    A Commentary by Susan Estrich A funny thing is about to happen to Barack Obama. No matter how much he thinks he's ready for it, he isn't. No matter how many people warn him, he'll be surprised. And hurt. And angry. His friends in the press are about to turn on him. They may not even know it yet, but they will. They can't help themselves. They've been caught fawning, made fun of for favoritism, become the subject of their own scrutiny. Which means they won't be able to resist. There's an old parable about a scorpion that asks a...
  • Estrich: Who'd Have Thought The Party Of Identity Politics Has Racists?

    02/11/2008 4:02:17 PM PST · by jdm · 24 replies · 73+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 11, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Susan Estrich either wants to build credibility as a satirist, or her latest column provides a long-overdue look in the mirror for Democrats. Detecting more a whiff of the so-called Bradley Effect in primaries where Barack Obama holds solid polling leads only to mysteriously fall short of Hillary Clinton, Estrich diagnoses a latent racism in her party. No kidding! But, the fact is that there is a long pattern of what we in California call the "Bradley problem" in polling, after the former Los Angeles mayor who was elected governor in every poll, including the exits, except that he lost...
  • Best Man Standing

    01/30/2008 4:29:46 PM PST · by kalee · 5 replies · 55+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 30, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    I have to hand it to the Republicans. They might not want the hand, but they deserve it. If things continue the way they’ve gone, they’re on the verge of nominating the candidate many of them like least and many of my friends like most as their nominee for president... I’ve always liked John McCain. I’ve liked him because I think he’s smart and independent, and because his willingness to work with folks on the other side of the aisle to get things done reminded me of the way Washington used to function, in the good or bad old days,...
  • (Vanity) Susan Esterich is watching our back

    01/03/2008 8:47:29 PM PST · by MrArbitrage123 · 12 replies · 258+ views
    Vanity | MrArbitrage
    Susan Esterich & Greta Van Sustern are assuring us that Governor Mike Huckabee is “NOT the CANDIDATE that Republicans want. LOL!!!!!! Hillary Clinton congratulated Republicans for seeing the light" obviously to sow more dischord among us. Oh, thank you so much Susan for your genuinly altruistic advice. I am so glad that you Democrats want us to get the best candidate we can procure! I have no doubt that those who are already inebriated with the Ingraham, Coulter & Hannity Kool-Aid are credulous enough to believe that those DEMOCRATS are unselfishly looking out for the best interest of the REPUBLICAN...
  • In Politics, Nastiness Doesn't Take a Holiday (Democrooks Eat Their Own!)

    11/25/2007 3:39:01 PM PST · by NCDragon · 10 replies · 195+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | November 25, 2007 | Susan Estrich
    LOS ANGELES — Censure? Driving home recently, I heard a story about Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s decision to support an administration proposal to provide absolute immunity from civil suit to telecommunications companies that cooperated with warrantless and illegal eavesdropping of their subscribers’ conversations. As a member of he Judiciary Committee, Feinstein’s support was obviously important, and I found myself shaking my head as I drove. Why grant immunity, I thought to myself, and why absolute immunity, without any regard to whether they knew or should have known that the requests being made of them were illegal? What kind of message would...
  • Vote for the Miserable Failure ( perils of Susan Estrich )

    11/09/2007 2:35:42 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies · 305+ views
    wsj ^ | November 9, 2007 | JAMES TARANTO
    Think you've got problems? Consider the perils of Susan Estrich. Divorced, she has to eke out a living as a lawyer to support her two children. The demands of that job mean she doesn't get to see the kids as often as she likes. She is overweight and lacks the discipline to exercise regularly. Her house is a mess, and unethical rug cleaners wrecked her living-room floor. Wait, it gets worse. Her nanny lacks medical insurance because the application form is too confusing for Estrich to fill out. Estrich herself has health care, but complications from a recent surgical procedure...
  • Left, Right, Wrong

    10/22/2007 10:46:14 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 27 replies · 68+ views
    FOWNews.com ^ | October 22, 2007 | Susan Estrich
    LOS ANGELES — The other day, liberal talk radio host Randi Rhodes was reportedly out walking her dog when she fell and hit her head. She didn’t remember what happened, which led at least one of her colleagues, and countless bloggers, to speculate that she had literally been a victim of the Right-wing hit machine. Not so, as it turned out. No one hit her, Right wing or otherwise. She fell. The colleague who had ranted about the Right attacking her apologized and took it all back. End of story? Not quite. The next day, I appeared on Hannity and...
  • A Weak Moment for Women in Banning Larry Summers

    09/30/2007 5:14:00 PM PDT · by decimon · 24 replies · 70+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 30, 2007 | Susan Estrich
    < >It is one crazy world when the man who rules Iran with an iron hand, denies the Holocaust, and vows to destroy Israel can speak at Columbia University, but the former president of Harvard and former Secretary of the Treasury can’t speak at U.C. Davis.< >I always thought we liberals were supposed to be in favor of free speech, open discussion, the marketplace of ideas, the notion that good ideas can defeat bad ones.< >It does us no good to forcibly silence those who say out loud what others believe in private.< >
  • Spewing Hate on the Internet, Anonymous, With No Accountability (look at Estrich!)

    08/19/2007 10:09:23 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 59 replies · 1,991+ views
    fox news ^ | aug 2007 | estrich
    How much did this transformation cost her? Yes, this really is the same person. Spewing Hate on the Internet, Anonymous, With No Accountability Sunday , August 12, 2007 By Susan Estrich Most mornings, my assistant goes through my e-mail before I do, culling out the ones that are simply vicious, vindictive and mean, so I don’t have to see them. Our rule is that threats get reported to the police, while mere ugliness just gets deleted. But once in a while, I get up early or she gets in late, and I make the mistake of clicking on messages I...
  • Bill Clinton's Strategic Brilliance May Be Hillary's Winning Ticket

    08/02/2007 6:13:04 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 38 replies · 1,125+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | August 01, 2007 | Susan Estrich
    LOS ANGELES — Bill Clinton played peacemaker at the Democratic Leadership Council this week, ending the first spat between the party’s two frontrunners by noting that there are many ways to be diplomatic. That is not, of course, what Hillary’s team had suggested last week, when they described rival Barack Obama’s willingness to meet with the leaders of hostile nations as “naïve.” The question that had pundits chattering, given that everyone acknowledges that the former president doesn’t do anything accidentally, and that his political judgment is unparalleled, was why he decided to end the fight. Was it because it was...
  • Staff Shake Up Won't Fix McCain Campaign

    07/15/2007 5:48:54 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 32 replies · 994+ views
    FOX News ^ | July 15, 2007 | Susan Estrich
    It wasn’t so long ago that Terry Nelson and John Weaver, the two newly departed leaders of the McCain for President campaign, were widely considered to be political geniuses, whose presence in McCain-land was a sign of the then frontrunner’s strength. Nelson was a key player in past Bush efforts, who brought other Bush veterans with him; Weaver was one of those who helped McCain in his almost successful 2000 effort, widely described as McCain’s “Karl Rove.” Today, the two are widely written off as the “fools” who lead the frontrunner down the path of spending too much, mucking up...
  • Estrich: I'm Old, Bitter and Dateless (Fred alert!)

    07/15/2007 1:07:11 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 172 replies · 5,398+ views
    tammybruce.com ^ | July 14, 2007 | Tammy Bruce
    Frankly, those are the only messages you get from her latest column. And what a shame, because she also illustrates how ridiculous the 'feminist establishment' truly has become while simultaneously reinforcing the stereotype that feminists are simply bitter and jealous: "Fred Thompson, would-be presidential candidate, is 64 years old and looks it. His wife, Jeri, is two years younger than one of his daughters and looks even younger than her 40 years. This term is generally used to refer to women who are substantially younger, less wrinkled, and sometimes, but not always, more accomplished than the old model. The old...
  • Fred Thompson's Trophy Wife (Estrich bottom feeding alert)

    07/14/2007 11:27:44 AM PDT · by GhostSoldier · 141 replies · 4,148+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | July 13, 2007 | Susan Estrich
    Fred Thompson's Trophy Wife Susan Estrich Friday, July 13, 2007 Fred Thompson, would-be presidential candidate, is 64 years old and looks it. His wife, Jeri, is two years younger than one of his daughters and looks even younger than her 40 years. They have had two babies together since they married in 2002. Does it matter? Imagine if Hillary Clinton were married to a 36-year-old stud. She'd be laughed out of town. Imagine, at 60, if she decided she wanted two more children. Too old, we'd all be screaming. So, does anyone care when Fred Thompson does it? There have...
  • The Beauty And The Beast [Estrich Laugh-Riot!]

    07/14/2007 6:43:56 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 97 replies · 3,540+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | July 13, 2007 | By Susan Estrich
    Fred Thompson, would-be presidential candidate, is 64 years old and looks it. His wife, Jeri, is two years younger than one of his daughters and looks even younger than her 40 years. They have had two babies together since they married in 2002.Does it matter?
  • But Can Hillary Clinton Win?

    07/09/2007 6:11:58 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 70 replies · 1,586+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Monday, July 09, 2007 | Susan Estrich
    Once upon a time, not so long ago, there were two frontrunners in the race for the presidency. On the Democratic side, it was Hillary Rodham Clinton; "the rock star and the rest" was the title of one memorable National Journal assessment of the race. On the Republican side, it was John McCain. We Democrats were actually pretty worried about McCain. He was old, but he didn't seem it; what he seemed was experienced, independent, his own man, the one candidate in the Republican field who had the advantage of having gone through the process before. It seemed sufficiently inevitable...
  • Ken Burns' World War II (liberal columnist attacks political correctness at PBS)

    05/10/2007 4:09:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 62 replies · 2,710+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 10, 2007 | Susan Estrich
    All I can say is that it's a good thing it's Ken Burns. If the micromanagers and pseudo-censors representing the politically correct Congressional Hispanic Caucus were taking on a lesser filmmaker, who knows what would happen? At least it's relatively easy for PBS, the Public Broadcasting System, to stand behind the best documentary artist in America. In this climate, the second-best might not fare so well. The current controversy centers around Ken Burns' forthcoming film, "The War," which focuses on how the people of four American towns were affected by World War II. Famous historians everywhere have supported the project....