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‘This Crazy Blogger, Stacy McCain’

Posted on | September 16, 2011 | 30 Comments

Crazy blogger at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Sept. 13, 2011

Dave Weigel quotes Creepy Joe:

Joe McGinniss is no longer surprised at the hate engendered by his new biography, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin. “Did you see this crazy blogger, Stacy McCain, saying he’s starting a legal fund for Todd Palin?” he asks. The blog post appeals for $25 donations to SarahPAC to “help defray Todd’s legal expenses when he shows up at McGinniss’s first book signing and pounds that scurvy worm into a bloody pulp.”

Don’t read the rest of it, unless you’re interested in a stale rehash of the familiar litany of blind-sourced smears. But do contribute generously:

Because Creepy Joe Might Actually Get
the Ass-Whupping He So Richly Deserves



30 Responses to “‘This Crazy Blogger, Stacy McCain’”

  1. Andrew Sullivan
    September 16th, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    Stacy McCain frightens me.  He is the little guy who promotes the lynch mob!  I weep for this nation and its ongoing shame.  I need to hug the beagle and smoke a bong hit…I mean take my medical treatment. 

  2. Anamika
    September 16th, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    I think you missed an oppurtunity to appeal to your own victimization and a link to your own tipjar. That’s so uncharacteristic of you, Stacy 🙁

  3. Anonymous
    September 16th, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    I quoted this previously, but it was buried by 100 previous comments then, plus this time I tracked it back to the original source, HST’s ESPN column:

    Which is pretty damn crazy, on some days, but that is only gossip. “Crazy” is a term of art: “Insane” is a term of Law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble.

    The Marquis De Sade was born crazy and he did monumentally crazy things every day of his utterly degenerate life… But he was only insane when he got locked up in jail.

  4. Andrew Sullivan
    September 16th, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

    I need to call Bill Maher’s people.  We need to address this ongoing shame on Real Time tonight. 

    Plus Bill get the best…medicine for his greenroom. 

  5. Anonymous
    September 16th, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    The peeping tom, panty-sniffing stalker, aka Creepy Joe, is calling other people crazy?   

  6. Anonymous
    September 16th, 2011 @ 3:45 pm


  7. Garym
    September 16th, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    Whats that smell?

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  9. Rose
    September 16th, 2011 @ 4:06 pm


  10. KingShamus
    September 16th, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    Best Joe McGinness hissy-fit… EVAH!

    Well played, RSm.  Well played.

  11. Anonymous
    September 16th, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

    Whatever- just be sure to get the name spelled right, Joe

  12. Anonymous
    September 16th, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    Always nice to grab new timeless aphorisms from the Immortal Archives of Gonzo.

  13. Anonymous
    September 16th, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

    Anamika doesn’t understand that if I had rattled my own tip jar  rather than doubling down on the SarahPAC solicitation it would have totally ruined the desired message. But I best not talk too much about the embedded rationale — the moral context — lest the fool discover her folly.

  14. Vera Eyzendooren
    September 16th, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

    Stacy,  you crazy blogger,  just wondering did you ever rent the house next to Joe McGinniss or Dave Weigel to spy on them?

  15. Roxeanne de Luca
    September 16th, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

    Which is to say: we have the Todd Palin defence fund, but we also need one for when he beats the living daylights out of Levi Johnson, and one for moving in right next door to these creeps to give them a taste of their own medicine.

  16. Anonymous
    September 16th, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    Unlike liberals, we can multitask. No need to create new agencies defense funds, each of which needs its’ own czar, etc.

  17. Adjoran
    September 16th, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    Know what would be funny?  If every place Peepin’ Joe has a book signing, someone walks up behind him and drops a book flat on the floor.  They hit pretty loudly, like a moose gun.

    Alternatively, have people stand near the signing table and audibly whisper, “Is that Todd Palin?”

  18. Vera Eyzendooren
    September 16th, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

    It is never too late to give Levi Johnson the spanking he never got when he was a child. I volunteer.

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  20. McGehee
    September 16th, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    …while staring at the space directly behind Slimy Joe. Love it.

  21. Anonymous
    September 16th, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    Anyone who has read “The Journalist and the Murderer” will know that a thrashing from Todd is nothing compared to what MacDonald’s lawyer already did to the poor whimpering sod.

  22. Christy Waters
    September 16th, 2011 @ 7:38 pm

    “How about it you creeps, you lunatics, mental defectives… The Mental Defective League in formation.” – Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack
    Nicholson), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


    Proud, card-carrying member 

  23. LS
    September 16th, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    It’s so crazy, it just might work.

  24. ltw
    September 16th, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

    Will your character be showing up in Doonesbury?

  25. Garym
    September 16th, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

    Thier hatred blinds them of any humor. Its like Rush always says, they don’t like to see happy people on the other side of the political divide. Sarah Palin drives them nuckin futs because she keeps pushing on and smiling the whole time.
    Great idea, by the way. You got me to pry open my wallet with a smile.

  26. JeffS
    September 16th, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

    Tsk tsk, Anamika, tsk tsk!

    That Joe McGinniss lavishes no attention upon you is not an excuse for overlooking context! 

    Not to mention Stacy’s own generosity for directing donations to Sarah Palin, whilst his own children go without Slushees. 

    Tsk tsk!  Jealousy blinds you, Anamika!  Tsk tsk!

  27. Quartermaster
    September 17th, 2011 @ 1:31 am

    That’s a well posed pic. You look positively psycho. No wonder poor little Sully is scared.

  28. Zilla of the Resistance
    September 17th, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    If creepy Joe comes up by me for a book signing, I am TOTALLY going to do exactly that, Adjoran! Brilliant idea! 

  29. Smokem987
    September 20th, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    Joe McGinnis complains about Stacy’s Todd Palin “defense fund” in a radio interview.
    Also, he goes into considerably more detail about the Glen Rice story.

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