Tag Archives: elaine chao

  Facepalm O' The Day

Anti-McConnell Super-PAC Tweets Stupid Racist Things About Mitch McConnell’s Wife

In any political operation, there’s this thing called “message discipline.” Not only does it mean staying on the talking points (“It’s the Economy, stupid!”), but of course it also means Don’t hand your opponent a gift by saying something so incredibly stupid and offensive that it lends itself to a headline like “Liberal Super PAC Goes After Mitch McConnell’s ‘Chinese’ Wife.'” Which, unfortunately, is exactly the idiotic thing that an as-yet unnamed volunteer for Progress Kentucky did on February 14. The tweet implied that McConnell’s wife, Taiwan-born Elaine Chao, who served as George W. Bush’s Labor Secretary, might be “why your job moved to China!” To make matters worse,the tweet linked to an article at the conspiracy website rense.com, which is one of those places that makes WorldNetDaily look like friggin’ Reuters. Read more on Anti-McConnell Super-PAC Tweets Stupid Racist Things About Mitch McConnell’s Wife…
 

Laugh It Off

* Stephen Hadley and Josh Bolten are bringing their moms to meet the queen tonight, Condi’s banging bringing nobody. [The Swamp] * Barry Hussein, the terrorists’ candidate, not pissed at Rush Limbaugh calling him a “Magic Negro.” [Political Punch] * George Voinovich finds out that Colin Powell ain’t got no job, ain’t got shit to do, and likes it that way. [Columbus Dispatch] * Retarded boy in retarded state sings about his love for Bush. [KUTV] * Americans are bored of lying to pollsters. [Freakonomics] * Republicans try to explain why they suck so bad at using ‘puters. [TechRepublican] * Only dumbasses read blogs; go turn on the teevee. [FDL] Read more on Laugh It Off…
 

Urgent: Do Not Sleep With Anyone In the Department of Labor

We get letters… Subject: I had sex with the #1 analyst that works directly under Elaine ChowFrom: [Redacted]To: Wonkette It is amazing how an IT guy like me can work his way up into the panties of some of the most powerful people in govt. We had sex about once a week and when I left working there I found out she only likes having sex with people who work there as well so she can keep tabs on me. Yep thats right so after I left DOL.gov……………. no more sex from her. Eliane Chows #1 analyst is also chinese. Her analyst also gave me hpv which I found out 3 months later. Read more on Urgent: Do Not Sleep With Anyone In the Department of Labor…
 

Chao Down Before the One You Serve

Two months back Wonkette solicited and then posted the worst and meanest rumors about Labor Secretary Elaine Chao. That could have been the end of it, but once you’ve put out a call for catty comments, the catty comments will find you. Beneath the fold is the latest entry in the slam book – and if this was going into an actual book, it would take up a couple pages. Read more on Chao Down Before the One You Serve…
 

Wonkette’s Week in Review: All The News That Fits

* CIA Director Porter Goss called it quits this week, and didn’t make up a reason for leaving. Not even the standard “time with my family” excuse, which of course makes us think it had something to do with the hookers or the gambling and payola. Anyway, he’s back on the gulf shore already, and everyone is waiting to hear who the next shady character to take over the job is going to be. Read more on Wonkette’s Week in Review: All The News That Fits…
 

Madame Chao: Okay, Now We’ll Call Her A Dragon Lady

Yesterday we did a little blogging about Labor Secretary Elaine Chao — a.k.a. Mrs. Mitch McConnell (address her that way, she loves it). We asked you for a little scuttlebutt about Secretary Chao. And then the floodgates opened. After the jump, your catty comments and unverified gossip about our beloved Secretary of Labor. Read more on Madame Chao: Okay, Now We’ll Call Her A Dragon Lady…
 

Madame Chao: Don’t Be Fooled By Her Cuteness

In case you haven’t noticed, we have a weakness for difficult women around here. High-handed women, like Katherine Harris and Cynthia McKinney, make for good copy. So we’re growing increasingly intrigued by Labor Secretary Elaine Chao. Rumor has it that Chao, despite her endearing appearance and humble immigrant beginnings, is a self-promoting diva who loves the finer things in life. (Think J.Lo: the farther she’s traveled, the bigger the diva.) Read more on Madame Chao: Don’t Be Fooled By Her Cuteness…
 

Senior Administration Official Guessing Game: The Thong

Past installments of our Senior Administration Official Guessing Game haven’t been huge hits around here. But you may feel differently about the latest edition. Valentine’s Day makes people think of many different things: flowers, chocolate, candy hearts… and sexy underwear. A reader sent us this information: Read more on Senior Administration Official Guessing Game: The Thong…
 

Vanity Plates of the Rich and Famous (For D.C., That Is)

After we shared with you a recent sighting of Sandra Day O’Connor at the gas pump, several of you wrote in to tell us more about the wheels of Justice O’Connor — and her vanity license plate! Here are some representative messages: Read more on Vanity Plates of the Rich and Famous (For D.C., That Is)…
 

Daily Briefing: Changes

• Supreme Court agrees to review Texas redistricting; Justices may want to impose new guidelines. [WP, LAT, NYT, WSJ, USAT] • Bush says 30,000 Iraqis have died in the war. Bush: “Knowing what I know today, I’d make the decision again. . . The long run in this war is going to require a change in governments in parts of the world.” [WP, NYT, USAT, WT] • Bush is “confident” that a deal can be reached with Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.) regarding the treatment of detainees. [NYT] • Bush says race was not a determining factor in the government’s response to Katrina. [NYT] • Federal budget deficit hit a record-high for November, up 43% from last year. [WSJ] Read more on Daily Briefing: Changes…