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    Naming Names

    Without a guilty plea for beating a woman, but with a Devil May Care attitude,’s fearless editor, Erick Erickson, endeavoring to write about himself in the third person, though omniscient or limited is still up for grabs, will now proceed to dish out the dough and let the chips fall where they may in the whole sordid affair in South Carolina.Only today did intrepid | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for May 28, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 28, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. MMS Chief Out: ‘Heckuva Job, Lizzie!’ 2. Obama’s Watergate? 3. Lynching Nikki Haley 4. Obama Nominee Should Be Fired Not Promoted 5. Google-backed FCC Censoring the Internet: Not a joke. 6. Milquetoast McCollum vs. the Hillarycare Killer

    Will Folks Denies It

    Will Folks is denying he got paid.Hahahahaha.He says that the text messages he leaked to prove that the Haley campaign knew about the “inappropriate physical relationship” are not now proof of the relationship, but proof that he tried to stop the story from being revealed.More likely, the text messages are proof that Will Folks is trying to drag other people into the story, get blame | Read More »

    BREAKING: We Know Who Did It

    Who paid Will Folks? He was allegedly offered money. A LOT of money. In fact, RedState now confirms through a whole heap of sources that he’s been trying to sell this story for a year.We know who bit.We know who didn’t bite.We know who paid Will Folks to push this story out there. Oh, and you guys in the media, you’ve let Folks string you | Read More »

    Lynching Nikki Haley

    “They’ve strung up Nikki Haley — skipping the issues, skipping the ethics, skipping experience, and going straight to calling her a whore. But they’ve shown nothing.” It was Clarence Thomas who talked about the high tech lynching the left put him through during his confirmation battle. The left went straight for the pubic hair on the coke can — forget everything about his qualifications, intelligence, | Read More »

    Milquetoast McCollum vs. the Hillarycare Killer

    I have paid little attention to the race for Governor in Florida. But that race is getting more and more interesting. Friends of mine have been pushing me to weigh in on one side, then the other. Lately, however, a multitude of people have asked me to weigh in on this business with Rick Scott. He guest posted once here about Obamacare and I’ve defended | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for May 27, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 27, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. White House: Sestak is delusional and deserves your vote for senator 2. I Sure Hope Rita Wilson Isn’t A Math Teacher 3. Islam vs. America 4. Pay to Play on the Right 5. Judiciary Committee Republicans: Do your job, Holder. 6. Why I Can’t Take | Read More »

    Pay to Play on the Right

    I have taken the unusual step of deleting a post from the front page.The post related to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and a dispute over the engine for it.The Obama Administration and Pentagon support a Pratt & Whitney effort to stop General Electric from making an alternative engine. Citizens Against Government Waste is highlighting this as an abuse.ABC News has the story here and | Read More »

    I Sure Hope Rita Wilson Isn’t A Math Teacher

    RealClearPolitics has a video circulating of an exchange between Governor Chris Christie and Rita Wilson, a school teacher in the Rutherford School District.The teacher demands more salary, telling Christie, “if she were paid $3 an hour for the 30 children in her class, she’d be earning $83,000, and she makes nothing near that.”Christie told her that teachers go into teaching knowing the salary. The teacher | Read More »

    Why I Can’t Take Dave Weigel Seriously

    Unlike a lot of my friends, I really don’t have a problem with Dave Weigel. He is what he is. Referred to the Washington Post by Ezra Klein as someone competent to cover conservatives (a bit like Lenin making staffing decisions at the Wall Street Journal for someone competent to cover capitalists, or setting up Mearsheimer and Walt as the heads of the NYT’s Israel | Read More »

    It’s Official: Rossi is In

    Most excellent news out of Washington State today. Add Patty Murray to the endangered incumbent list.

    Bill Connor: Lt. Governor for South Carolina

    Truth be told, I’ve wanted to be delicate in other South Carolina races because I haven’t wanted people to think my candidates are somehow Nikki Haley’s candidates too. They most certainly are not, but I know some people may think otherwise. There are, however, a couple of other races in South Carolina that are on my radar. One is the Lt. Governor’s race and Bill | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for May 26, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 26, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. In Defending Barack Obama Skipping Memorial Day, the Left Calls Dead Soldiers ‘Political Props’ 2. EPA head to fundraise for DSCC while oil spreads. 3. President Obama’s Terrible, Awful, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. 4. Join Sarah Palin and RedState. Fight the Smears Against | Read More »

    The nocturnal excretions of toenail clipping stalkers

    Ben Smith of the Politico called Will Folks “credible” when the “inappropriate physical relationship” story broke. Michael Brendan Doughtery called him “revered” and said “His reputation since leaving the governor’s office has only increased. He has become South Carolina’s essential political blogger.”Like the only two movie critics quoted on a movie scoring 5% at Rotten Tomatoes, those quotes may come back to . . . | Read More »

    In Defending Barack Obama Skipping Memorial Day, the Left Calls Dead Soldiers ‘Political Props’

    Barack Obama is skipping the Memorial Day tradition of the President laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. It is not unprecedented. George H. W. Bush was on the campaign trail in 1992 and scheduled to speak at an American Legions event in Maine on Memorial Day. Ronald Reagan was in the midst of a contentious economic summit in 1983 and so sent | Read More »