The Other McCain

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

What Difference Does Sarah Palin Make?

by Smitty “It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source close to Palin told RCP. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion.” The source declined […]

Democrats: You Can Never Hate Them Nearly as Much as They Hate You

@rsmccain thank you sir! — David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) January 22, 2013 Last night, I saw a post at an anti-Palin blog that had more than 200 vitriolic comments about the woman they called “the Creature from Lake Lucille.” More than four years after Sarah Palin was the Republican vice-presidential candidate, she still inspires frothing rage […]

Palin: ‘Conservatives Must Stay Engaged’

by Smitty Best wishes to everyone for a happy New Year! In the coming days there will be a great deal of debate about the goings-on in the political arena and the shenanigans in Washington. Constitutional commonsense conservatives must stay engaged and hold our “leaders” accountable to the voice of average everyday hard working Americans […]

If The Sitting President Says Michelle Obama Is Qualified For POTUS, Then @SarahPalinUSA Surely Rates

by Smitty The Blaze: President Barack Obama offered a boost for his wife on Friday, saying first lady Michelle Obama could “definitely” win the presidency but that she has “too much sense” to run for office. “She definitely could be the president but she will never run for the presidency ’cause she’s got too much […]

#YouDidntBuildThat But You Still Went There (Sarah Palin Edition)

by Smitty Not exactly a ‘build’ per se, but Sarah Palin has certainly built an enviable reputation as a traditional American. God bless the lady and her family. via Twitchy Update: OK, Daily Pundit: everybody Left of me.

Narrative Arc: Second-Guessing Palin, Santorum’s Story and Romney’s Doom

Sarah Palin speaks in Manchester, N.H., Sept. 5, 2011 Yesterday, Ross Douthat engaged in a “counterfactual” what-if about the 2012 primary campaign: Could Sarah Palin have won? Speculation unmoored from actual facts is one of those games intellectuals love to play. It’s light work for brainy people to imagine what might have been in an […]

Nolte Notion At Breitbart: Ann Romney As Sarah Palin Surrogate

by Smitty From the Well-That-Makes-Inverted-Lefty-Sense Department: Ann Romney stepped into the White House’s line of fire by handling the situation … with absolute perfection. And as she did, let me assure you, Obama’s Media Palace Guards completely freaked out. Welcome to what will surely become “Palin II: The Nuclear Option.” We all remember how John […]

The Fox Factor: Newt, Sarah, Mitt, Rick, Bias and ‘The Mother of All Spin-Jobs’

Newt Gingrich tells the truth: During a meeting with 18 Delaware Tea Party leaders here on Wednesday, Newt Gingrich lambasted FOX News Channel, accusing the cable network of having been in the tank for Mitt Romney from the beginning of the Republican presidential fight. An employee himself of the news outlet as recently as last […]

Spilled Milk and Misplaced Anger: Political Psychotherapy Session

Newt Gingrich in Fort Myers, Florida, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 “Somebody in the Newt camp tossed an ‘internal memo’ over the fence to Matt Lewis. Long story short, they’re lowering expectations in Florida. And as I pointed out in my American Spectator column, second place in Florida is worthless — it’s winner-take-all. Team Gingrich just […]

Sarah Palin’s Secret Plot To Capture The White House In 2012?

by Smitty One is tempted to wonder if the Left wasn’t more disappointed than the Right by Sarah Palin’s demurring from diving into the nomination meat grinder. Geoffrey Dunn, at the Puffington Host: Anyone who has watched Sarah Palin closely in recent months can only marvel at the “magical thinking” she embraces with respect to […]

Blogger Shocked — Shocked! — to Learn That John McCain Would Employ Backstabbing GOP Campaign Operative

Of course, John McCain is a man who has long cherished backstabbing as a fundamental principle of his political career, and yet R.D. Brewer at Ace of Spades HQ is nonetheless surprised by the perverse pride that the McCain campaign’s “chief strategist” Steve Schmidt takes in having helped destroy the GOP’s chances in 2008: “For […]

Podhoretz Writes a Powerful Paragraph

Actually, he writes far more than a paragraph, but he really brings home his point in this one: Yes, if ever you wanted circumstantial evidence that the sources within the McCain campaign who spent October 2008 dumping on Palin anonymously might have included [Nicolle] Wallace and [Steve] Schmidt, you need look no further than HBO’s […]

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