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Erin Kotecki Vest
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Erin Kotecki Vest spent ten years as a broadcast journalist in Los Angeles, Orlando and Detroit winning six Golden Mic Awards with LA news institution KFWB. She now serves as Political Director and Election 08’ Producer for BlogHer.com as well as contributing regularly to the Huffington Post, MOMocrats.com, and her own site Queen of Spain Blog.
You can find her on Twitter @queenofspain and make sure to ask her about her interview with Barack Obama. Feel free to send her praise or hate mail queenmediallc@gmail.com

Blog Entries by Erin Kotecki Vest

My Hollywood Family: The Shocking Truth

0 Comments | Posted February 23, 2009 | 1:55 AM

I had a very stark reminder tonight about how different we all are.

As my husband and I celebrated the addition of another Academy Award to his resume, I remarked online how nice it was to hear so many of the acceptance speeches include thanks to wives and kids.

I'm...

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The Legacy of McCain-Palin: Hate

0 Comments | Posted November 8, 2008 | 5:53 PM

The postmortem has begun as the GOP regroups and the new President-Elect gets to work. As we move forward, I can't help but remain upset at what the 'honorable' POW and his mavericky running mate wrought upon this country.

Hate.

And not the kind of hate we bloggers spew...

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Dear Senator McCain, Why Not Just Piss On Detroit ala a Calvin and Hobbes Bumper Sticker

0 Comments | Posted September 24, 2008 | 2:06 AM

...because it would be less painful. And messy.

I actually caught your interview not too long ago on WXYZ in Detroit. You know, the one where you said you've bought American literally your whole life?

Liar.

Let me break this down for you as only a girl born...

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Joe, Let's talk

0 Comments | Posted August 23, 2008 | 1:45 AM

Hi.

I'm Erin. I'm no one really, just another voter with a blog.

Seems you're going to be our next Vice President.

Good job.

I need you to do something for me though, ok? It's something I'm pretty terrible at -- but I'm guessing with all your experience you'll be...

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Edwards Affair: A Hard Lesson For the Left Half of the Blogosphere

0 Comments | Posted August 9, 2008 | 12:13 AM

Are you still ignoring the story?

Do you understand how the news cycle works yet?

Have you apologized to Lee Stranahan yet?

Let me be clear, I don't find affairs to be news. I certainly don't find the marriages of others to be the type of thing we...

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Banning Bloggers -- I've Heard Enough Singing From the NetRoots

0 Comments | Posted August 3, 2008 | 2:53 AM

I'm the first to admit I am hard-headed.

and the readers laugh

I make a decision on something, and I get passionate about it. As if I'm leading a cult, I whip a frenzy of followers into getting passionate too and we march into battle.

Then somewhere along the...

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New York Times To Women Bloggers -- Get Thee to "Fashion and Style!"

0 Comments | Posted July 26, 2008 | 12:19 PM

Apparently I can push political agendas, but I'll always be seen as an Oprah-watching, bon-bon eating, Katie Couric-esque, shoe-shopping, GIRL.

Even the New York Times will write about how powerful I am, and how I'm not getting my props -- yet they will publish the article in the...

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I'll See Your GrassRoots FISA Problem and Raise You Some Pissed Off Women

0 Comments | Posted July 5, 2008 | 12:34 PM

I'm not going to lie.

My brain still fuzzy after the 4th's fireworks and libations, I had to rub my eyes and go get my glasses upon reading this morning's headlines.

"Obama: Mental distress can't justify late abortion"

My heart sank.

Then I...

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Damn You Harry Shearer!

0 Comments | Posted June 21, 2008 | 7:31 PM

It's funny how inspiration works.

I am on a flight from Denver to Los Angeles and I HAVE to bust out my HUGE laptop. Before I was even allowed to turn on this very hot pink Dell, I was scribbling notes in the margins of a book.

As...

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Cindy McCain Is No Baby Mama

0 Comments | Posted June 12, 2008 | 4:40 AM

Or Laura Bush. Or Barbara Bush. Or Hillary Clinton. Or myself.

Why?

We're white.


As discussion swirls around 'fist-bumps' and so-called 'news stations' labeling the next potential First Lady as 'Obama's Baby Mama' let us all be very clear: racism is not ok just because...

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Dear Dunkin' Donuts: Rachael Ray is Not a Terrorist

0 Comments | Posted May 28, 2008 | 12:20 PM

Hiya Dunkin Donuts,

You are kidding right? You didn't really pull a Rachael Ray ad off the air because Michelle Malkin thinks the scarf she's wearing is a "keffiyeh?"

Really?

Really?

I never thought I'd say this but, Rachael Ray is not a terrorist.

...
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I'm Going to Disagree with Arianna -- and Scream for Clinton to Step Down

0 Comments | Posted May 23, 2008 | 4:34 PM

Why?

By bringing up Bobby Kennedy's assassination in conjunction with reasons she should continue her race to become the Democratic Nominee she has officially lost her mind. It's beyond irresponsible and beyond reprehensible.

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It's Over. Now What? Hug a Hillary Supporter

0 Comments | Posted May 7, 2008 | 12:42 AM

I'm not really sure how to make up with my Hillary Clinton-supporting friends.

I got damn mad at them. They got damn mad at me.

Even when we tried to be civil, we were gritting our teeth and muttering swear words.

I accused their candidate of turning GOP....

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Permanent

0 Comments | Posted April 29, 2008 | 1:34 AM

I did it.

I put an Obama '08 bumper sticker on the back of the Momvan, MOSTLY to reassure MYSELF this nomination is not going to be stolen.

See the bumper sticker is never coming off. Someone is going to buy the 'ol Town & Country years from now and...

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Two Castles of Power

0 Comments | Posted April 23, 2008 | 8:49 PM

I feel very lucky that back in July of 2006, Arianna and I chatted at the BlogHer conference in San Jose and she immediately invited me to blog. Since then, I've managed to piss off, rally, inspire, and bore readers far and wide.

This site does a great...

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Elite Citizen Journalism? TechCrunch Blocks Momblogger on Twitter

0 Comments | Posted April 18, 2008 | 1:08 PM

That would be me.

I'm not kidding.

Remember all the stuff I was saying about how the women in tech are ignored? They are never asked to speak at conferences, entirely overlooked, blah blah blah blah blah? I think I also touched on how the big bad tech boys who...

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ABC Show Us the Debate LIVE

0 Comments | Posted April 16, 2008 | 6:28 PM

As I get ready to Twitter, LiveBlog, and run an Open Thread on tonight's Democratic debate I've been told ABC is not treating this as a live event, but as a television show. They will be showing the debate TAPE DELAYED to the West Coast.

Um...ABC, in...

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Elitist My Ass

0 Comments | Posted April 12, 2008 | 6:19 PM

It has been awhile since I've been back to my hometown near Detroit, Michigan. I took the kids there in early 2007; the cold and unemployment were a stark reminder of why I left.

The abandoned buildings. For Sale signs. The way the road goes from smooth to bumpy when...

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Calling "These People" Out: More On the Increasingly Tiresome -- And Dangerous -- Obama/Clinton Divide

23 Comments | Posted March 31, 2008 | 5:57 AM

As I do from time-to-time here on Huffington Post, I am turning over the keys to another insightful and mouthy woman. Meet Victoria


Calling "These People" Out: More on the Increasingly Tiresome -- And Dangerous -- Obama/Clinton Divide


By Victoria Marinelli

...

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The Story I Didn't Tell You

30 Comments | Posted March 28, 2008 | 3:14 AM

On Super Tuesday, February 5th 2008, I drove to Central Los Angeles (with pneumonia) and interviewed Congresswoman Maxine Waters for BlogHer.com.

During the course of the interview we discussed why she was supporting Senator Hillary Clinton and I shared with her the story of my very stubborn...

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