Put your war paint back on, people.
We have an election to win.
We have an election to win.
RNC shatters monthly fundraising record The RNC raised nearly $66 million in September, breaking its all-time record. Committee spokesman Alex Conant credited the haul to the strength of John McCain and Sarah Palin. I don’t have the RNC’s cash-on-hand – yet – but I can tell you that my notes tell me that the RNC had 76.5 million COH at the beginning of September and | Read More »
Audio clips for comparison below: …with the ones for comparison from a woman called Vicki Kaywood, a Chicago voice artist whose voice certainly sounds like the one in the ad allegedly created by LA native Ethan Winner. Personally, I thought that exploring the links between Winner & Associates – we will dispense with the absurd nonsense that Winner acted alone – and PR giant Publicis | Read More »
It feels a little… forced, not to mention too cute. I can understand why people would believe it, though: it does fit in nicely with the already-established fact that Senator Obama’s foreign policy and executive experience is better compared to the GOP’s Vice-Presidential nominee, not the Presidential one… [UPDATE]: It’s been suggested that I promote this, so that people can argue about it in comments. | Read More »
What is the relationship between “cnwinner” (or, as Rusty calls him, “Charles N Winner, President of Winner & Associates”), active participant in a fake anti-Palin astroturf scheme, and David Axelrod, noted participant in astroturfing? Before you complain about that last categorization, do read this post from the infamous right-wing rag Mother Jones. Translation: we’re not the only ones who noticed.
National Enquirer? Prison Planet? Daily Dish? New York Times, actually. No further comment necessary on my part, I think. But maybe you should read Bill Whittle’s, again.
“Cutlasses out and boots off! Stand by for impact, raking fire from the bow guns, then over the side and into the ship! WAIT FOR IT, YOU SWABS! There’ll be plenty there for everybody! Steady… steady… steady…” “CRASH!” “UP AND AT ‘EM!!!“ GOP Sees Rebound in Battle for Congress Party Hopes Momentum Will Help Limit Losses Like many of her Republican colleagues concerned about their | Read More »
This is one of those times where I’m relieved to have left the Democratic Party several years ago. Trying to justify this tawdry denouement to Clinton’s withdrawal from the anti-Ahmadinejad rally next week: The organizers of an anti-Iran rally Monday rescinded their invitation to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin after Democrats protested that her presence would turn the event into a political rally, McCain campaign and | Read More »
I gotta admit, Senator Obama – or, more accurately, whoever came up with this for you – this was a pretty slick trap that you set. You go out and create an anti-McCain ad that’s a: exceptionally dishonest; b: insulting to both him and Rush Limbaugh; c: has the potential to remind the rest of the GOP about it’s internal immigration dispute; and d: – | Read More »
The details are here, here, here and here: they did it yesterday, apparently. And this angered me, until one of my fellow Contributors reminded me of a little, small, surely insignificant detail that apparently everyone involved with hacking the account, publishing the hack, and favorably publicizing the hack seem to have forgotten. Sarah Palin is now under the protection of the United States Secret Service, | Read More »
Not “complicated.” Bad enough that Clinton’s dropped the anti-Ahmadinejad protest. Now we’re hearing that partisan political pressure has been put on the protest group: There’s a “major push to disinvite Palin, if Obama/Biden don’t attend,” the source says. Via Allahpundit. I think that it’s pretty clear now precisely why Clinton dropped this event, isn’t it? One way or the other, it leads back to the | Read More »
When I heard that the protest of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s latest visit to the United Nations would be graced with the presence of both Senator Clinton and Governor Palin, I was pleased. It’s a nice thought that the two parties could agree on one thing, at least: that it’s important to remind the UN that just because they like having would-be genocidal maniacs wandering | Read More »
I… I had no idea. (Via Protein Wisdom) It’s all changed, now.
From my point of view, it just disappeared one day, apparently to get sucked into some other tabloid – which was just not the same. The heavens might fall, the seas could rise, the sun be eaten by the moon, the Red Sox might even win the World Series… but the WWN never, ever betrayed me. It was always full of the most entertaining nonsense, | Read More »
Title pretty much says it all. The general impression that I’m getting here was that this part of it is somewhere between “all right” and “not too shabby” – which will no doubt bother both the “moose huntin’ awesome” and “EPIC FAIL” boosters. So have at it.
Let’s set the scenario: GIBSON: You said recently, in your old church, “Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God.” PALIN: You know, I don’t know if that was my exact quote. GIBSON: Exact words. PALIN: But the reference there is a repeat of Abraham Lincoln’s words when he said — first, he suggested never presume to know what | Read More »
Nonetheless, anybody who has read Hot Air for any length of time knows that Allahpundit’s the pessimist and Ed Morrissey’s the optimist. Which makes today’s switch here kind of cool. First, Ed, who is echoing Glenn Reynolds’ “Don’t get cocky, kid”: …we have to guard against the same kind of cult of personality that arose around Obama and continues to this day. We want the | Read More »
[UPDATE: Ed Morrissey of Hot Air weighs in, and he's leaning more towards the sexist interpretation. I dunno. Chowderhead really works for me.] Glenn Reynolds is impressed with the turnaround time on this: …but he wonders if it was actually worth an ad. It’s the laughter that’s the problem for Obama. If nobody had laughed, he’d be in a better position to say that people | Read More »
Although frankly, I like the studio version better: …alas, as AoSHQ also notes, the title is, ah, problematical.
Which they are (Via Hot Air Headlines). Personally, I like this take from the guitarist: And the band’s former guitarist, Roger Fisher, told Reuters last week that the McCain camp’s use of the song benefited both sides: Republicans get “the ingenious placement of a kick-ass song” — and Heart gets headlines and royalties. Part of that money, said Fisher, would be heading to the Arizona | Read More »