NYT Newsflash: The people Palin beat don’t like her

    Today’s New York Times has a story about Sarah Palin’s critics in Alaska. These are the “facts” that they use in the story:They quote the guy she beat for Mayor of Wasilia.They quote a Democratic city council member who says that Palin did something but doesn’t corroborate. The person who could have corroborated refused to comment.They note a guy who she fired and who sued | Read More »

    Sarah Palin, Live From St. Paul

    At 6:29 a.m. CDT, Sarah Palin is on the floor in St. Paul. She’s prepping for her big speech tonight. she looks confident. She does not, at all, look intimidated.We’ll see what happens with the crowd shows up, but right now, it looks like Sarah Palin has her game face on.

    LiLo and the Hockey Mom

    You know things are getting a little out of hand when even Lindsay Lohan notices. So, yeah – it’s out of hand. But be thankful at least that this hilarious overreach has led to what may be the smartest column Joe Trippi has ever written (I know, I didn’t think he had it in him either).It’s a fundamental rejection of the idea, popular in some | Read More »

    What We Should Expect from Sarah Palin’s Convention Speech

    Matt Scully is a long time speechwriter for a vast horde of politicians on the right, and he’s a very talented one. I had the good fortune to work alongside him at the White House, and wrote a little about him and his relationship with Mike Gerson here.It’s somewhat amusing to me that Matt has been tasked with writing Sarah Palin’s convention speech, according to | Read More »

    Quick thoughts from the RNC Life of the Party speech.

    …but the aftereffects of Gustav interfered; we had Laura Ingraham instead.Very quick reaction (more later, and after the fold): if you are the sort that thinks that McCain is quietly looking for an opportunity to dump Sarah Palin, do yourself a favor and stop deluding yourself – or else do me a favor, and keep telling yourself that. I picked six or so people at | Read More »

    Teddy Roosevelt is at the GOP Convention

    Josh Trevino, Redstate co-founder, encounters President Roosevelt. “Colonel Roosevelt at your service, sir!” “Colonel Roosevelt, lovely to meet you.” “And where are you from, young man?” “I’m from Texas, Colonel Roosevelt.” “Texas! Why, I trained my Rough Riders at Fort Sam Houston!” “You certainly did, Colonel!” “And have you had a bully time at this convention?” “Except for the protestors, yes.” “Those anarchists! You know | Read More »

    Do Not Underestimate the Didgeridoo

    As the most people-hating extrovert you will ever meet, I dislike, nay, abhor conventions. They are useless except as meat markets for protesters to show off their oh so pretty bonnets, wealthy fortysomething Republican men to pitch drunken woo in the direction of the hordes of ambitious young pencil-skirted women, and Donna Brazile to inevitably get lost in the bowels of the convention center. But | Read More »

    MSNBC v. Al-Jazeera

    Quick observation from the convention. Who has a better spot in the convention center, MSNBC or Al Jazeera? In the opinion of the crowd I’m with, Al Jazeera. MSNBC is pretty much behind the stage, with Al Jazeera next to them. Best seat? Fox News and CNN.Not that any of us should be surprised by that.I’ll have pictures as soon as I can get them | Read More »

    FredState at the Convention

    This morning RedState and Google hosted a brunch for new media types with Fred Thompson.He gave a terrific speech. Michelle Oddis will have more later at Human Events, as will other attendees have more here.One of the great points Thompson made was comparing Palin and Obama’s experience. First, he pointed out how humorous it is that the Democrats are comparing their number one with our | Read More »

    Obama Gets His Convention Bounce

    Over night, four new polls were released showing Obama up 9, 7, 8, and 6 respectively. The Rasmussen Tracker jumped from Obama +3 the last two day to Obama +6. The other three national polls are not trackers.Importantly, all four polls were taken after the DNC and after the Palin announcement. Contrary to the budding optimistic view that Palin stole the DNC bounce away (based | Read More »

    Convention: Day 2

    Day 2 of the convention starts today.President Bush will send a taped message. Joe Lieberman and Fred Thompson will be the prime time stars.This morning, RedState will be convening at the top of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown St. Paul to have brunch with Fred Thompson. The view is incredible. Afterwards, we’ll be headed to the XCEL Center for all the live coverage of | Read More »

    “Do the Right Thing.”

    We spoke briefly with candidate Jeff Beatty, who is opposing John Kerry for Senator of Massachusetts. He, unlike Senator Kerry, is a non-career politician; business owner, former Delta Force, FBI Hostage Rescue, CIA counter-terrorism. Pic here.His central issues in this campaign are families (exemplified by high gas prices, which he would combat by a truly comprehensive energy development program, including drilling); jobs (exacberated by illegal | Read More »

    Connecticut Delegation Attacked By Protestors

    Peace loving Obama supporters have attacked the Connecticut GOP delegation at the convention in a malicious attack.Covered here, protestors hurled clorox and water at the delegation. When Chairman Healy’s mother Lila was spat upon by a protester, former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons stepped between the elder Healy and the crowd. He was doused with a liquid substance that was later determined to be a mix | Read More »

    We’ve Left The Arena

    Along with everyone else, we’ve left the arena. Show’s over for the day.The one thing we all agree we hate are the power hungry twenty-somethings who get put in charge of things like Blogger Row. For the most part, they were great, except for one jerk who threw us out of our room.We were assigned three chairs for eleven people. Right next to us was | Read More »

    Let’s Play A Game

    Spot the Texans: