The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Fear and Loathing in a 2004 KIA Optima

The National Affairs Desk, McDonald’s in Ocala, 10 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 OCALA, Florida Ah, the ups and downs of life. Last night I was enjoying the hospitality in a skybox suite at the Republican National Convention. Tonight I’m wondering how I’ll make it home. Ali and I left Tampa about 6 p.m., and […]

How Awesome Was Clint Eastwood?

TAMPA, Florida Evil Blogger Lady quotes Clint’s best line: “Of course we know Biden is the intellectual of the Democratic Party…” That alone was worth the price of admission! Members of what Andrew Breitbart liked to call the Democrat-Media Complex are all over the ‘Net today going on about Eastwood’s “Bizarre, Rambling Speech to Empty […]

RNC Hangover: You Gotta Believe

Last guy in the Press Filing Center, 1 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 “There was never enough time. Every deadline was a crisis. All around me were experienced professional journalists meeting deadlines far more frequent than mine, but I was never able to learn from their example.” – Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 08.31.12

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS “WHAT AMERICA NEEDS IS JOBS” “America has been patient. Americans have supported this president in good faith. But today, the time has come to turn the page.” Slow-Moving Isaac Dumps More Rain On Flooded Louisiana Third day of rain Israeli Strike Wouldn’t Stop Iranian Nuke Program General Dempsey shies […]


TAMPA, Florida: Text provided by the Romney campaign: Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America. I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility. Tonight I am asking you to […]


TAMPA, Florida Text provided by the Republican National Convention: In 1980, I watched my first Republican convention with my grandfather. He was born to a farming family in rural Cuba. Childhood polio left him permanently disabled. Because he couldn’t work the farm, his family sent him to school, and he became the only one in […]

While You Wait for Mitt Romney, Say Hello to ‘The Scott Brown of Connecticut’

TAMPA, Florida Gotta run real quick, but not before I introduce you to a longtime reader of The Other McCain, John Henry Decker, now running for Congress in Connecticut’s First District:   JOHN HENRY DECKER for CONGRESS Because He Reads the Right Blogs

Pictures, or It Didn’t Happen

TAMPA, Florida In a dreadful hurry this afternoon, as I’m supposed to meet my Romney campaign source who is going to try to smuggle me into a luxury suite for tonight’s big speech. However, I first had to show you this photo which was taken in the lobby bar of a downtown hotel, where two […]

Gee, Chris Matthews Hates Paul Ryan

TAMPA, Florida “Constrictive! Negative! Nasty!” Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

VIDEO: Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech That Inspired Democrat Media Panic

Guy Benson says they’re in “meltdown” mode, and you can see why:

When It Comes to ‘Brazen Lies,’
Nobody Excels Joan Walsh

TAMPA, Florida By now, you’re familiar with the pattern for Republican National Convention coverage: Democrats choose their themes, issue their talking points and their media henchpersons then repeat the partisan spin as if it were a matter of indisputable fact. It was decided in advance that a major theme of media coverage would be “Republicans […]

‘No, Really. I Mean That.’

“Send me your links and tips! No really, I mean that. If you’re in Tampa and reporting on the convention, I’d love to link your stuff. Tweet it to me @tabithahale, or shoot me an email at” – Tabitha Hale, “Convention Watch”

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