The Other McCain

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

Police: Ex-Teacher Tonya Drueppel, 33, Had Sex With 13-Year-Old ‘Girlfriend’

The headline at the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Argus Leader: Former Sioux Falls teacher accused of raping female student, 14 The headline is misleading because (a) the girl was 13 when the “relationship” began in 2012, and (b) it was “consensual.” Or, as Whoopi Goldberg might say, “It wasn’t rape-rape.” The quality of news coverage on […]

Cain on CNN: ‘In Terms of the Mechanics of the Campaign, Nothing’s Gone Wrong’

Talking to Candy Crowley today on her State of the Union show: Herman Cain ascribed his recent drop in the polls to false sexual harassment allegations and voter confusion about his positions on abortion and foreign policy, saying Sunday that some of his remarks over the past month had been taken out of context. “Obviously false accusations […]

Sen. ‘Name That’ Thune Names Romney

by Smitty Dondero reports that Senator John Thune has endorsed ol’ Willard Mitt for POTUS: “Mitt Romney has shown throughout his life in the private sector, as leader of the Olympics, as governor and in this campaign that he will not back down from difficult challenges.” Come to think of it, having led the Olympics […]

Kristi Noem: ‘She Is Legit Hot’

The freshman Republican from South Dakota is a 39-year-old mother of three who has, alas, been objectified: Recently rated “hottest freshman” in Congress by Huffington Post readers, a throng of photographers greeted her at the airport when she first arrived in the nation’s capital. “She walked right into a hornets’ nest — there were paparazzi […]

John and Lisa, Sittin’ in a Tree . . .

. . . K-I-S-S-I-N-G! That’s a link to a June 2009 article pointing out that the downfall of Nevada’s John Ensign resulted in the ascent of South Dakota Sen. John Thune and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowksi in the GOP hierarchy. A little birdie — my, how these birdies love to sing! — points out that […]