The Other McCain

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

Expectations, Inc.

Ed Morrissey on tomorrow’s primaries in Alabama and Mississippi: Gingrich really needs to win both states to remain in the race, or split them with Santorum at worst case. If Romney wins in Alabama, he can claim to have won in every part of the country, while Gingrich can’t even claim to have won all […]

If Rick Santorum Wins Kansas …

. . . it will add to the valuable perception of renewed momentum he got from his strong showing on Super Tuesday, when he won primaries in Tennessee and Oklahoma, as well as the North Dakota caucuses, came within 1% of Romney in Ohio, and ran a strong second nearly everywhere else. And it looks […]

How Many GOP Delegates in Oz?

An important question, because Newt is not in Kansas anymore: The Gingrich campaign is cancelling all Kansas events to focus on Mississippi and Alabama. KS caucuses Sat. Miss, Ala primaries Tues. That’s via Twitchy, a new social-media site that I learned about via Bob Belvedere at Camp of the Saints, who got it from Michelle Malkin, […]

‘Embattled.’ IYKWIMAITYD.

Shortly after reporters begin to call a politician “embattled,” it’s usually not long before he announces he needs to “spend more time with his family.” See if you can figure out why this particular politician became “embattled” recently: Receipts from embattled Southaven Mayor Greg Davis reveal . . . Uh-oh. “Reveal” – if you’re a politician, […]

Let’s Laugh Now: Palin Edges Huckabee Among Mississippi Segregationists?

While checking Memeorandum to keep track of the latest government shutdown developments Friday, I saw this headline at the liberal Talking Points Memo blog: Nearly Half Of Mississippi Republicans Think Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal Hmmmmm. So I went over to check the results at Public Policy Polling and found that, in a poll of […]

Doing a ‘Macaca’ on Haley Barbour

If you’re not from the Deep South and don’t personally know people who lived through the civil rights era — or if you’re a liberal just trying to smear a conservative Republican from Mississippi — it seems perfectly fair to play the kind of dirty game that Matthew Yglesias is playing with Haley Barbour. Yglesias […]

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