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‘It Was a Pause! … Good Grief!’

Posted on | November 16, 2011 | 23 Comments

So said Herman Cain to a media scrum Monday in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel got to go along for a ride on the campaign bus.

Back in August, Ellen Carmichael promised me a ride on the campaign bus in Iowa, but it never happened because they changed the schedule at the last minute and didn’t bother to tell me until it was too late.

That’s the kind of stuff that happens to bloggers once Tabitha Hale decides you aren’t  good enough for BlogCon.


23 Responses to “‘It Was a Pause! … Good Grief!’”

  1. TR
    November 16th, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    Dead Horse: Meet Stacy

  2. Joe
    November 16th, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

    We all know Tabitha Hale has the hots for you and had to separate herself from your mojo.  If that has been misinterpretated by Team Cain…well that is unfortunate.  Tabitha will just have to live with her unrequeted love for all things Stacy. 

    I read the article too.  I did not want to post it here because…well I said enough yesterday.  This is a really bad article–not because it is unfair, but because it suggests things are as bad as people have been saying.  All this does is feed what Dan Riehl and Ace have been suggesting about Cain. 

  3. Joe
    November 16th, 2011 @ 3:31 pm


  4. Joe
    November 16th, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

    Camichael is too professional to burn Mr. Cain.  But obviously there is a reason she left. 

  5. Joe
    November 16th, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

    Are you suggesting Tabitha is a dead horse? 

  6. Finrod Felagund
    November 16th, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

    Imagine if he had paused for a full 53 seconds.

  7. Anonymous
    November 16th, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    Dead? That horse is paste.

  8. andycanuck
    November 16th, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    You don’t sound too bitter, Stacy.

  9. Joe
    November 16th, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    Tabitha in her own words. She did it all since November 2008.  And now she is in a position to offer Stacy McCain a “scholarship” to BlogCon. 

    She did not mean to humiliate Stacy.  She was just overwhelmed by his mojo. 

  10. Joe
    November 16th, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    See the next thread above.  He sounds pretty down. 

  11. Joe
    November 16th, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    I mean seriously, Tabitha has over 3 years of experience.  Stacy should have felt honored when she offered him a scholarship to BlogCon.  

  12. Anonymous
    November 16th, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    Thanks, Joe, for reminding me that my “friends” at Accuracy in Media have never deemed me worthy of a “Profile in Conservatism.”

    When it rains, it pours, and the current forecast calls for heavy thunderstorms of humiliation with widely scattered exclusion.

  13. Anonymous
    November 16th, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

    Wait a minute, Joe: Does your contract as Designated Anonymous Commenter call for deadly accurate sarcasm, or are you offering this as a sort of bonus volunteer thing? Because we don’t pay  overtime, you know.

  14. Joe
    November 16th, 2011 @ 5:29 pm

    Given my “contract” only involves periodic contributions to the tip jar and the occasional Amazon purchase, I am not expecting any overtime.  But it is not like I brought up Tabitha Hale.  I just have a theory on why she wants to hurt you.  It is not you, it’s her. 

    Then again, she is a major political expert.  Major.  She has been doing it for three years you know. 

  15. Joe
    November 16th, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    You might want to reconsider who are your real friends. 

  16. Joe
    November 16th, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    Young girls get crushes.  Tabitha just has one on you. 

  17. Joe
    November 16th, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    If only we had friends like Bobbie K does.

  18. Anonymous
    November 16th, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

    He still has his guns and stuff to “cling to.”  But sometimes the bitter, it just floats loose.

    Happens to me all the time.

  19. Adjoran
    November 16th, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    I could only watch the first minute or so.  I have a low tolerance for vapid vacuousness, and she exceeded it quickly.

    CAUTION:  Do NOT watch this video while driving or operating heavy machinery as drowsiness may occur.  It is also recommended not to have sharp knives in the vicinity, as an overwhelming urge to slit their own throat has been recorded in some subjects.

  20. Adjoran
    November 16th, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

    Dude, if those are the “cool kids,” then it turns out Mom was right (again).

  21. Adjoran
    November 16th, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    Mounds of maudlin self-pity often mask a underlying bitterness.

    Wait for the aftertaste.

  22. Joe
    November 16th, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    Adjoran, you just do not recognize her brilliance.  I mean she has been doing this for over three years.  Three years!   Stacy and other bloggers could learn a lot from Ms. Hale.   

  23. Joe
    November 16th, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

    The other Cain accuser is not talking.  Looks like she never will:

    Of course there is no guarantee of that.  Since she could change her mind if Cain got the nomination.  That would open this can of worms again for Cain.  But the way the Cain campaign is going lately, that may not be an issue anyway.