The Other McCain

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

However, She Is Not a Witch

Headline, New York Daily News: Former Miss Delaware Teen USA lost tiara over porn role that paid just $1,500: producers

Doggy Style: Delaware Couple Arrested, Now Facing Felony Bestiality Charges

Police say Samantha L. Golt had sex with a dog. A 24-year-old Delaware mother had sex with a dog while her boyfriend took pictures, according to officials who arrested the couple this week. Samanth L. Golt and 25-year-old boyfriend James P. Crow were arrested Tuesday and charged with felony bestiality and felony second-degree conspiracy for the alleged sex act […]

Gingrich Gets Stomped by 30 Points in Delaware; Fourth in Pennsylvania

As predicted, the talk of Newt Gingrich winning Delaware turned out to have been delusional: Mitt Romney got 57% to Gingrich’s 27% in the state where Newt had campaigned heavily in recent weeks. We have known since April 8 that Gingrich’s campaign was more than $4 million in debt. By continuing his campaign another 16 […]

Newt’s Delaware Delusion

When the FEC reports were released Friday, showing that Newt Gingrich ended March with $4.3 million in campaign debt, I noted talk of a comeback in today’s Delaware primary: Alex Moe of NBC News reports that Gingrich has been spending most of his time in Delaware, which holds its primary Tuesday, and quotes “a source close […]

URGENT: Police Visit Delaware Teen in Connection With Weiner Twitter Scandal

* * * BREAKING NEWS * * * NEW CASTLE, Del. — Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner. Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl’s home around […]

Ruh-Roh: Former Bush Aide Murdered, Body Found in Delaware Landfill

There is probably no political angle to this story: A man who fought to get the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built and served in two Bush administrations was murdered, Delaware police say. John P. Wheeler III, 66, was found dead in a Delaware landfill, and his death has been ruled a homicide by Newark, Del., police. […]

The Bold, the Brave, the Wrong

American Spectator associate editor W. James Antle III rang out the old year by highlighting his most misbegotten predictions of 2010: 4. Christine O’Donnell is a no-hoper in the primary. I wasn’t confident enough in that one to make the prediction publicly, but I did dissuade an intern from writing a piece that took her […]

Christine O’Donnell’s Not a Witch, But They’re Gonna Burn Her Anyway

What to make of reports that former Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is under federal investigation for campaign finance violations? Her campaign manager Matt Moran is quoted by ABC News: “The anonymous source seems politically-motivated and may well be tied to the ultra-liberal, George Soros-financed, former Sen. Biden staffer-run CREW [Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics […]

Sour Grapes for Mid-Term Losers

Victory has many fathers, but defeat is an orphan, they say. Another difference is that only defeat requires a scapegoat: “The Tea Party movement really is quite a bit different than the old Republican conservative movement,” [Delaware loser Mike] Castle said. “They’re more than willing to take out Republicans, call us Republicans in name only, […]

The Endless Delaware Post-Mortem

The day after the Delaware primary, I asked, “Is this really about 2012?” It seemed to me that many ruling-class Republicans — especially those aboard the Mitt Romney 2012 bandwagon — were attacking Christine O’Donnell as a proxy for Sarah Palin. Given the extraordinarily good news on the House side, with the GOP gaining 63 […]

No Regrets in Delaware

DOVER, Delaware — Christine O’Donnell did not merely defeat Mike Castle in Tuesday’s Senate primary. She beat the Republican establishment, both nationally and in Delaware, and she beat a veritable army of naysayers who said she couldn’t do it. . . . – “This Changes Everything,” The American Spectator, Sept. 15, 2010 The other day, […]

Patterico’s Latest Gambit: Trying to Pit Michelle Malkin Against Mark Levin?

More unfortunate fallout today from the Delaware Senate campaign, a subject about which I know a lot but have said relatively little in recent weeks. To explain my side of the story: From early October onward, I tried to turn my attention (and readers’ attention) to House races. The Senate campaigns were getting plenty of coverage […]

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