The Other McCain

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REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RESULTS HQ: Michigan and Arizona Vote Tonight

by Smitty 2251 EST: A Memeorandum scan: HotAir has Allahpundit needing to get him some rest: Romney’s doing so well [in Michigan] tonight, in fact, that he might end up with a bonus talking point tomorrow. In 2008, he won the state with 338,000 votes. Tonight, with a little more than 70 percent reporting, he’s […]

FMJRA 2.0: I Got Them Old Flu Shot Blues Again, Mama

— compiled by Wombat-socho Danica Patrick Makes Absurd Political Statement, Bog Dwellers Hardest Hit The Cranky Conservative The POH Diaries The Katy Pundit TrogloPundit Proof Positive TrogloPundit The (Perhaps Slightly Less) Lonely Conservative Lisa Graas In Apologizing for Global Warming Hoax, Peter Gleick Blames His Victims Pirates Cove Da Tech Guy The Conservatory Across The […]

EXCLUSIVE: Election Day in Hell, Michigan: Does Romney Have a Snowball’s Chance of Winning?

Election Day reporting from Hell, Michigan, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 THREE MILES FROM HELL, Michigan On my way from Troy to Grand Rapids — site of Rick Santorum’s Michigan primary victory party tonight — I got a late start and realized I wouldn’t make it in time for Senator Santorum’s 3 p.m. event at his […]

The Chevy Volt Was A Positive Experience That Enhanced My Self-Esteem

by Smitty I, for one, rejoice at the emotional lift derived by our good POTUS thanks to the Chevy Volt. Not everyone can experience the joy of being a corporate executive; fewer still, the historical immortality of being POTUS. Don’t they just go together like peanut butter and chocolate? And now, #OccupyResoluteDesk must get back […]

Media Gets ‘Tantalizing’ Thrill From 2007 Palin E-Mail Joke About Divorce

You’ve really got to wonder about people who would waste time chasing after stuff like this: Also there is one tantalizing e-mail from Sept. 26, 2007 — almost a full year before she was tapped for the unsuccessful GOP presidential ticket — with the subject line saying “Marital Problems.” Addressing two of her gubernatorial aides, she said “So […]

You Can’t Stand For Much Without Implicitly Rejecting Something

by Smitty Eric S. Raymond faced some well-reasoned blowback for asserting an anti-SOPA/PIPA position from someone saying ESR overplayed his hand: The best any of our public faces can hope for is to represent us to 95% confidence and speak up knowing that some 5% are going to be disgruntled about it. I know that […]

Santorum Turns the Tables on Mitt in Michigan With Robo-Calls to Democrats

Rick Santorum greets supporters in Lansing, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 “[T]he devastating oppo hit has been the defining characteristic of the Romney campaign since December . . .” — Reid J. Epstein and Zachary Abrahamson, Politico, Feb. 24 “It has been confirmed that a robocall making the rounds in Michigan the day before the state’s […]

The Ad Is Just Fantastic, That Is Really What I Think. Oh, By The Way:
Which One’s Pink?

by Smitty (via American Power) The non-snobby one with the Santorum sign at the end, of course: Maybe I’m the only one who immediately thought of. . . but Santorum’s ad is dated 18 January, more than a month before Rick pointed out the Orwellian snobbery of #OccupyResoluteDesk saying everyone should go to college. I’ll […]

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