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Sheila Sorensen parties with her Pro-Choice liberal pals in New York City
Last Monday former Idaho state senator and 1st CD Republican candidate Sheila Sorensen (R-INO) was in New York City attending the swank Women's Campaign Fund event. There were at least a dozen chi-chi restaurants in attendance, and Sheila (who, by the way, darling, looks FAAABUUULOUS! The perks of having a plastic surgeon for a hubby, hmmm, sweetie?) was busy rubbing elbows with the likes of Gail Sheehy, author of Sex and the Seasoned Woman, Former V.P. Al Gore's daughter Karenna Gore Schiff, New Jersey Democratic Governor Jon Corzine, Democratic Representative from New York's 28th District Louise Slaughter and Def Jam Records founder Russell Simmons. Not to mention Ted Allen, food and wine specialist from the TV series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, as well as schmoozing with Massachusetts Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and his lovely wife Teresa Heinz Kerry. All reports are that Sheila had a most wonderful time dishing with the cognoscenti.
Of course, the highlight of the evening for Sheila was having the opportunity to listen to keynote speaker Al Franken, unequivocal liberal host of Air America Radio's "Al Franken Show," and best-selling author of Rush Limbaugh is a Big, Fat Idiot, as well as Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. Word is, if Sheila had laughed any harder she'd have shot chardonnay out her nose.
I, personally, think it's terrific that Sheila went all the way to New York to support Women's Campaign Fund, especially since the organization's main goal is working to elect pro-choice women to government. As you may already know, Ms. Sorensen was instrumental in killing the anti-gay proposal a few years ago when she was a member of the Idaho Legislature, so it's good to know where her sensibilities lie (although it's baffling to understand why Sheila has proposed killing the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit so many Idahoans rely on, as she wrote about in a letter to the Lewiston Tribune recently). One wonders why former U.S. Senator from Idaho Steve Symms, who has endorsed Sheila, didn't get an invitation to accompany her to such a tony event? Perhaps he had other obligations -- Heaven knows, all that aged wine in his cellar isn't going to drink itself.
If you'd like to see a PDF file of the gala's brochure, click here. And if you'd like to send Sheila an email thanking her for flying all the way to the Big Apple to attend a spendy, trendy festivity supporting pro-choice women in politics, click here.
Really, Sheila darling, you're all that and a tall flute of Laurent-Perrier Grande Siècle, too! *SNAP!* MMMWahhh!