The Other McCain

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New Hampshire, Here I Come!

Posted on | September 2, 2011 | 10 Comments

The AmTrak ticket from Union Station in D.C. to Worcester, Mass., was $182. My son-in-law is coming to pick me up in a few minutes to take me to the station. Pete Da Tech Guy will pick me up Saturday afternoon in Worcester.

Pete and I will cover Mitt Romney’s Sunday appearance at a Tea Party Express rally in Concord, N.H., an event that has sparked controversy:

FreedomWorks, which had been participating in the Tea Party Express’s tour and had helped turn out activists at rallies during prior stops, decided it could no longer be affiliated with the tour, said Brendan Steinhauser, a lead organizer for FreedomWorks.
Instead, it began working with local New Hampshire tea party groups to organize a counter rally set for about the same time in the same park in Concord as Romney’s speech.
“We have to defend our brand against poseurs,” Steinhauser said.

What fun that should be, huh? And then Monday, there is a rally in Manchester, N.H., with Sarah Palin, fresh off the Saturday Tea Party Rally in Iowa where all the experts sure she’s not — repeat, not — going to announce her presidential candidacy. Will Palin do what the experts expect her to do Saturday? Well, first time for everything, I guess. But if she does announce in Iowa, we’ll be ready to cover her first campaign trip to New Hampshire. Speaking of women and controversy . . .

Mrs. Other McCain is kinda angry at me. You see, when I blogged Wednesday morning about my plans for a New Hampshire trip, I meant to tell her about. But then stuff kept happening on the blogosphere, and I got busy and forgot to mention it until this evening, after I’d already bought my train ticket.

Contributions to the “Help Make Mrs. Other McCain Happy” Fund would be deeply appreciated. She’s a wonderful wife, who has to put up with an awful lot. Now it’s time to pack up and get rolling — wish me luck!

UPDATE: Here’s video of me explaining to my wife:


10 Responses to “New Hampshire, Here I Come!”

  1. Mike
    September 3rd, 2011 @ 2:51 am

    Good luck. Remember the old adage…it’s always easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission, eh?

  2. Anonymous
    September 3rd, 2011 @ 3:11 am

    I hope Mrs. Other McCain isn’t prone to using a flame-thrower and C4 when she gets mad.  Would be a shame if you have to bleg to replace your fedora, your computer, your cell phone….

  3. Bob Belvedere
    September 3rd, 2011 @ 6:42 am


    Fear And Loathing In New Hampshire!

  4. Adjoran
    September 3rd, 2011 @ 6:55 am

    Palin has already sent word she won’t be announcing in Iowa, as if she would have relied upon some amateur organizer for her big moment (IF she were to do it).  I still think she’s not running, but maybe you can ask her in NH.

    Saw that Jay Tea of Wizbang was thinking of joining up to form a movable press pack.  In case Da Tech Guy runs out of excruciatingly charming/boring New Hampshire stories, Jay would be handy.  Also, if you need a vintage counterfeit beanie baby on short notice, I hear he knows a guy.

    ON EDIT: Nearly forg0t, but New Hampshire has one of the higher incidences of Ron Paul supporters found in the wild in North America. Be safe, man!

  5. Anonymous
    September 3rd, 2011 @ 7:35 am

    I read Fund’s piece that Bob linked earlier on the will she/won’t she debate. His opinion is she won’t and is pretty much what I’ve thought all along. 

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  7. ThePaganTemple
    September 3rd, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    I don’t get it. If she’s not going to announce, if she’s not going to debate, why is she going there? I hate to say it, but even I’m starting to get tired of her at this point.

  8. McGehee
    September 3rd, 2011 @ 5:58 pm

    Currently the “journalists” who follow presidential candidates around are neophytes. I wonder if the candidates who follow Sarah around are more experienced. If so, she may be going to these things to increase both the quantity and quality of the reporting.

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