The Other McCain

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

Sarah Palin CPAC 2014 Part 2 (Seuss!)

by Smitty Thanks Texas, lauds Senator Ted Cruz, then starts in on a Dr. Seuss parody. The rest of Seuss: Genuinely funny, but delivered more as an entertainer than as a serious contender for high office.

Sarah Palin CPAC 2014 Part 1

by Smitty Her conversational, mocking tones make all the needful heads ‘splode on the Left. At the same time, her lack of demonstrated interest in running again saw her take 2% in the CPAC straw poll. Nevertheless, we luv huh.

Erika Harold For Congress: A CPAC, Rule 5 & Godliness Trifecta

by Smitty While staking out a line of sight for Sarah Palin, along came Erika Harold, and I was suddenly glad to be an old married fart, and spared the need to be any more than Platonically respectful of a truly gracious lady. But don’t stop at the pretty face. She’s got the mind and […]

Ann Coulter on Illegal Immigration and Demographics: ‘No, You’re Raping Me.’

Phyllis Schlafly and Ann Coulter at Saturday’s immigration panel. Vivid analogies are not evidence of hate and, while I’m sure this is going to become another one of those “CPAC controversy” headlines, the point Ann Coulter was making is entirely valid: “My favorite network for humor is MSNBC. They’re always sneering, demographics are changing. No this […]

In Lieu of an Acceptance Speech

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland Congratulations to all the winners of 2014 Blog Bash awards, particularly Blogger of the Year, William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection. Many thanks to my fellow bloggers who voted to award me the “Best Activism Post” at Thursday’s Blog Bash. The winning entry, “Aggravating Circumstances: Against the #FreeKate Campaign for Sexual Anarchy,” was […]

World’s Youngest Blogger: It Is Not Often That I Gather My Fans. . .

. . .but when I do, it’s really all about photo ops with the ladies. . . Congratulations to Kid of Lid, and her Award Winning Father, who picked up “Most Kosher Mensch of 2013″ this year at CPAC, or something. Also saw Pete Ingemi at CPAC this morning, but this is a terribly busy […]

CPAC: The Rev. Cruz Preaches It

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland Ted Cruz was on stage in the Potomac Ballroom when I turned to Dave Weigel and said, “He can really preach it, eh?” Weigel said, “Well, that’s what his father did.” Indeed, the Texas senator’s father, Rafael Cruz, is an evangelical pastor, and the son’s sermon was the straight-up Tea Party gospel […]

Best. CPAC. Ever.

Every year, the question is, “How can this CPAC possibly better than last year’s?” I’m not sure, but every year they try: As soon as attendees at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) check into their hotel rooms, they will see evidence that the 2016 presidential campaign has already begun. Room keys at […]

Are You Ready for CPAC?

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland The 40th Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) begins Thursday, and I’m here early, with nothing to report so far but this: That’s the room key that CPAC guests at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort Hotel receive, and the National Draft Ben Carson for Committee reportedly paid $100,000 for this publicity. These folks […]

#BlogBash Nominations Are Open

Wow, time flies: The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is now barely a month away — it convenes March 6 at National Harbor near Washington, D.C. — which means it’s time for you to nominate your favorite blogs for the Blog Bash Awards. In case you don’t know it, Blog Bash is the hottest […]

We Need Cassone To Rock @CPACnews

by Smitty We need Chris Cassone to play this in the main ballroom at CPAC in front of a the full house (including YOU!) somewhere on March 6th or 7th: I just got off the phone with Chris, and he’s at the point of deciding if he’s going to attend at all. Apparently he brought […]

Rainy Day D.C. Getaway: Did Kimberlin Send a Photo-Stalker to CPAC Blog Bash?

Brett Kimberlin could have been sentenced to 230 years in federal prison WASHINGTON, D.C. The piped-in music in this taco shop seems to be set to ’80s punk-pop — currently “Rock This Town” by the Stray Cats — which isn’t an ideal working environment. Of course, I’ve filed from enough bars, McDonald’s and airport terminals […]

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