Reporting on the Strange Customs and Behaviors of the Animal Species “Churchgoer.”
In the wake of John McCain’s loss and the continuing furor and speculation regarding the future prospects of Sarah Palin, it is natural that virtually every reporter on earth is asking her the same question: Does she plan to run in 2012? Palin’s response has been pretty much what you would expect from any person with more than a passing familiarity with the notion of | Read More »
Geraghty on the Debate
Regular readers will be stunned that our servers have survived and NRO’s have not, but there you have it. As regular RS readers are aware, we feel their pain and hope they’re back up soon. Jim Geraghty is one of the most necessary voices on the internet this election cycle, so with his permission I’m reposting his analysis so you won’t have to wait. My | Read More »
Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, and the Bush Doctrine
I gather, although I did not watch the interview, that Sarah Palin responded to a question from Charlie Gibson about the “Bush Doctrine” by describing it as “Bush’s Worldview.” This was supposedly incorrect, as Gibson allegedly corrected her by noting (with all the smugness that only Charlie Gibson can appropriately muster) that the Bush Doctrine refers specifically to Bush’s belief that it’s appropriate to engage | Read More »
Brace Yourself for the Stupidest Thing You’ll Read Today.
Apparently, logic was not a required class in whatever med school Rahul Parikh attended. Via Ross Douthat comes this mind-bendingly stupid argument: We could ask, given that Palin had no doubts about seeing her pregnancy through, why she bothered to take a genetic test. Why not, as you might expect a woman in her position and with her outspoken beliefs to do, decline any testing | Read More »
Fight Back by Donating
Folks, it is time for us to fight back. With the nomination of Sarah Palin, the media have really let the masks slip. Donate to the RNC Victory Fund. Right now, the “coverage” the major media networks are providing for the Republican National Convention ought to count as an in-kind contribution to Barack Obama’s campaign. In the middle of Fred Thompson’s primetime stemwinder speech, I | Read More »
Is There a Particular *Reason* that Former Madrassah Student Barack Obama and his Surrogates Refuse to Acknowledge that Sarah Palin is the Governor of Alaska?
You know, when the Obama campaign released the (since disavowed) initial reaction to Sarah Palin’s selection as John McCain’s running mate, I thought it was just the product of a hastily-written and ill-conceived statement that referred to her as the “former mayor of a town of 9,000″ rather than “Governor of the State of Alaska.” Then, when Obama’s surrogates repeatedly responded to the completely accurate | Read More »
Memo to the New York Times: You Don’t Understand Conservatives, Republicans, or Independents.
(Click for full image) Apparently, the New York Times has decided to take a day off from the exhausting work of alerting our terrorist enemies to our secret plans to stop them from attacking us, and has decided to focus instead on the vital issue of Bristol Palin’s pregnancy. Currently, on the front page of the New York Times there are three (THREE!) front page | Read More »
Remember When Andrew Sullivan Used to be a Credible Blogger?
I’m sure that newcomers to the blogosphere often wonder why anyone ever reads Andrew Sullivan. Since Obama came along, after all, Sullivan has been nothing but nothing more than just another no-talent Obama sycophant who is inordinately obsessed with convincing himself that the Catholic Church does not really mean what it teaches on homosexuality. In other words, no one that anyone would want to read. | Read More »
Net Obama Convention Bounce: Zero.
We are, at long last, getting the first of the polling conducted entirely after the DNC Convention and the announcement of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate. This polling is telling a consistent story: whatever bounce Obama may have gotten from the convention and the greatest speech in political history*, it has completely evaporated with the announcement of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running | Read More »
Get Ready for a Lot of Fishmouth From Democrats and Media Over the Next Two Months
So the various talking heads were discussing the Palin selection this morning, and typically, they were trying to come at the thing from all angles. On CNN, John Roberts walked unwittingly into a haymaker when he mused: John Roberts: She has a child with Down’s Syndrome, and care for children like that can take a lot of time. Is there any concern about the balance | Read More »