Founder of the political blog The Wonkette, she is a political blogger for The Guardian and GQ.
She studied American History at the University of California, Berkeley before becoming an editorial assistant with the Alfred A. Knopf publishing company.
She had a severe allergic reaction to a lentil salad while riding an Amtrak train and was aided with Benadryl by Fox News host Greta Van Susteren.
She divorced Chris Lehmann in 2011. In 2015 she married John Ramonas.
She guest-hosted The Rachel Maddow show in 2009.