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Juli Weiner was Wonkette's beloved intern and books columnist and then morning editor until she was hired away by Vanity Fair in 2010.

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  • JMP

    Man, some of those girls have opinions and power and everything, just like real people! Aren’t they cute?

    Thanks for upholding the oft-violated link ban.

  • Terry

    I thought it’d be an article about Michelle Obama’s sleeveless dresses again.

  • Buzz Feedback

    Are we sure those aren’t two doodz?

  • hockeymom

    If they HAVE to report on women, can they please just keep it to what Michelle Obama is wearing?

  • hockeymom

    [re=475409]Terry[/re]: you’re too quick (though I am serious…I do want more Michelle Obama fashion spreads. Because I’m a girl).

  • ManchuCandidate

    Next Politico will be telling us about how Furby is newest hottest toy on the market.

  • Decker

    I imagine many Politico readers (and staff) are amazed and confounded at the existence of the wo-man.

  • Squiggy

    But is arms control pH balanced for women?

  • Mr Blifil

    Looks like someone could use a good shoulder rub.

  • Gregoire

    And it’s written BY a woman. How very ERA!

  • BruceLee5000

    Which BEARLY beat out, “How Rank is Barney’s Frank?” on PolOUTico.com

  • Larry McAwful

    Women? In politics? When did this start? They aren’t letting the coloreds vote, too, are they?

  • TGY

    It’s true. Some women have seriously big guns. They’re packing real heat.

  • 4tehlulz

    And one of them is black! RACISM

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    Women who talk with a finger in the air = uppity.

  • DickTaterPeeNoShay

    I’m glad these women can finally control their arms. All that flopping around like Vishnu was getting on my nerves.

  • P Drizzle

    Yeah, so she sucks on the View, but there’s always The Color Purple. And Star Trek TNG. Also.

  • Gumboz1953

    Jeebus. Slow news day at politico. I did arms control for ACDA, and then State, for about 9 years before I took another job in State in 2007. I’m a woman. And my boss at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the General Counsel, was a woman. Still is a woman, in fact. She retired in the early 00’s.

    Rose Gottemoeller has been around arms control forever. Her predecessor, the Assistant Secretary of State in charge of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation (of arms control agreements) even in the Bush Administration, was Paula DeSutter, another woman. One of her Deputies was a woman who’s been in arms control since the 80s.

    Bonnie Jenkins was with me in ACDA/GC, in the 1990s. She’s also been around forever.

    There aren’t as many women as men, but there have been enough women over the years, in influential places, to make this a very silly non-story.

  • nappyduggs

    Vaginas: Men Would Like to Discuss Those Thingys. Also.

  • hockeymom

    [re=475438]Gumboz1953[/re]: But what are they wearing?

  • snideinplainsight

    Yeah, but it’d help if Michelle didn’t keep referring to her biceps as “the big guns”.

  • hunter.blatherer

    [re=475438]Gumboz1953[/re]: I didn’t know AC/DC was pro-arms control. Or that they were women.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=475438]Gumboz1953[/re]: There you go injecting FACTS & real live women people into the discussion. That will not do…

  • x111e7thst

    [re=475438]Gumboz1953[/re]: Actually, what are you wearing?

  • coolcatdaddy

    Republicans like Virginia Fox, Bachman and Palin have proven that f****** people up the ass isn’t just for men anymore either.

  • Come here a minute

    This is outstanding journalism, for a cum-rag.

  • Gumboz1953

    Now the Russians, on the other hand — that’s another story. Hugely chauvinistic neanderthals. Hardly ever saw a woman on their delegations. THAT’s a story, especially given their supposed status as the worker’s paradise where everybody is equal, except when they’re not.

    Or maybe that ended when history ended, I dunno.

  • snideinplainsight

    Virginia Fox: “Naughty nuclear-aspirant regimes need love too!”

  • Gumboz1953

    [re=475442]hockeymom[/re]: Something appropriate for the policy wonks (they)(we) are. Or maybe wonkettes. Hey!

  • Gopherit

    Arms Control: Strong Enough for a man, but made for a woman.

    Truth is, women are always ruining our fun. Can’t we just blow some shit up without the mommies getting in the way?

  • weejee

    If we must post about the stealth FOX, how’s ’bout Politico’s fair & unbalanced presentation of intros to their smokey links?

  • Gumboz1953

    But how boring is the Wonkette masthead today?
    War on Christmas
    Sarah Palin
    War on Xmas

    Is that all there is?

  • proudgrampa

    Hey, some of my best friends are women.

  • AnnieGetYourFun

    There will always be some women who don’t know that you are supposed to worship at the alter of the deadly phallus, rather than attempt to control it. These are the bitches you need to choke when they forget the safe word.

  • TicChiracTac

    I believe these women can settle their debate in a cookie baking contest! They are so cute when they stamp their feet in anger.

  • Gopherit

    [re=475470]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Deadly phallus. Heh. There’s a reason missiles are shaped the way they are. You can bet if penises were dodecahedral, we’d figure out a way to fuck people up with them.

  • anothercountryheardfrom

    Being an ignorant asshole: still mostly for Republicans?

  • Mustang

    Women are okay. I just don’t like it when they flaunt it.

  • betterDeadThanRed

    You can’t hug children with nuclear arms.

  • Terry


    Me, too. I want to be Michelle’s new best friend.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=475467]Gumboz1953[/re]: Four comments on this thread and each one containing 0% snark.

    You need to show us your tits or something.

  • snideinplainsight

    alt-text: pull my finger (for thermonuclear ignition – I mean it baby)

  • doxastic

    POLITICO reacts to the election of Barack Obama: Presidency: No longer just for whites

  • Binky

    Fine, now where’s the pictures of the women? Dick Gephardt and a Rastafarian don’t qualify as blow-up dolls.

  • vladster

    This is what you get when you play “Woman is the Nigga of the World” backwards.

  • HipHopOpotamus

    [re=475465]weejee[/re]: Mikulski, is that you? I didn’t know you read the Wonkett.

  • SayItWithWookies

    This is all the fault of that feminist pioneer Sarah Palin.

  • Gumboz1953

    [re=475515]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Oh, I dunno. I thought calling the Russians “chauvinistic neanderthals” was kind of snarky, in a Buck Turgidson-Jack Ripper-Bat Guano sort of way.

  • Gopherit

    [re=475554]Gumboz1953[/re]: You know, I think the “Show us your tits” strategy might just work with the chauvinistic neanderthals next time the negotiations reach a sticky issue.

  • Gumboz1953

    [re=475564]Gopherit[/re]: We tried something similar. We told them to change their position or we would taunt them some more, and fart in their general direction, also. In reply, they mumbled something in broken English about having to “kill moose and squirrel.” It must have been some folksy Russian saying, but we had no clue.

    Things deteriorated from there.

  • AnnieGetYourFun

    [re=475575]Gumboz1953[/re]: You’re smart and obviously sober. How do you reconcile those two things these days, anyway? Also, welcome aboard, unless you’ve been here for years and I’ve just been too drunk to notice or something.

  • BeWoot

    [re=475467]Gumboz1953[/re]: Then let’s keep dancing.

  • Potater

    But what’s stopping these little ladies from just cold BLEEDING all over the place all the time? What if they were in the middle of a peace conference when WHOOPS! I got blood all over my CLEAN WHITE PANTS! BOMB EVERYONE!

    That’s what politico should be investigating. The blood from the Place of Evil.

  • yellowdogdem

    [re=475441]nappyduggs[/re]: What is it that you need to know?

  • Extemporanus

    Help me out here:

    Is “arms control” some kinda new slang for woman-on/in-woman fisting? Because if so, those two appear to be engaged in very deep negotiations at the moment.

  • Humpback

    I see two heads and one hand. So at least the arms are not OUT of control.

  • saggyboobedhag

    Is this Jim VandeHei’s way of signaling that he would consider (only) a(n ugly) female for a Pulitzer prize?

    Don’t do it, Jim! Keep it within the club!