One of the things I discovered in my initial week with Stacy McCain back in January is that actually being there makes a huge difference because when opportunity knocks (or in this case rings)you are near the door to answer:

Getting an interview with Sarah Palin is difficult. Getting an interview with Todd is next to impossible, and I would never have gotten this far if mutual friends — including Anchorage conservative talk-radio legend Eddie Burke — hadn’t vouched for my bona fides. So most of the conversation over the next two hours is off-the-record, or at least on background. To breach that agreement would be to put myself into that category of reporters whom Sarah Palin recently described to Sean Hannity as “impotent, limp and gutless.”

Why is this possible? Because Stacy McCain took the risk and the chance to BE in Alaska, to meet conservatives there and to give them the respect they deserve and produces the reciprocity that makes this moment possible. What a spectacular reporter

Since the MSM is not smart enough to hire him as a roving reporter, I strongly endorse hitting his tip jar. Who else is going to do this for you?

If there has ever been a moment where I have been jealous of my own hat, it would be now. My hat has been to Sarah Palin’s house and I’m on a couch in Fitchburg. ARRUGH!

The big question. Is Todd Palin or Trig now a member of the Axis of Fedora?

memorandum thread here

Update: Stacy’s exclusive makes other reporters seem limp by comparison

following the Joe Miller recount story.

You know the blood pressure of Mrs. Other McCain not withstanding if more reporters did what Stacy does, that is , actually go out and report the media would be held in more respect.

That doesn’t mean that Dan Riehl isn’t doing his best from the lower 48.

Now that I have net access here I’ll give you live updates as to what goes on. (newest entries on Top)

8:15 p.m. Guy Carbone write in/sticker candidate for AG very impressive.

8:00 p.m. Campbell’s big issues are the military ballot issue and ID’s for voters.

7:50 p.m. Bill Campbell candidate for sec of state up now

7:45 p.m. Here is that interview I conducted, this is not the one from the stage

7:30 p.m. Twin city tea party will have shirts made for the 9/12 march

7:20 p.m. “A lot of the problems from today comes from us letting things happen.”

7:15 p.m. now a talk from a (different) attendee of Restore Honor rally

7:00 p.m. Mistake to avoid, make sure you have every written piece proofread and confirmed before the candidate takes any of your writer’s info to the podium.

6:57 p.m. I knew we won (Leominster Mayor race) when my opponent had to borrow for his campaign while we were still getting money. When I watched the Scott Brown election it was the same excitement.

6:50 p.m. “You have to become viable.” , “Gather names and database them.”

6:45 p.m. Guy MacKenzie is talking about organizing a local campaign effectively

6:35 p.m. Just scored an interview with a person who attended the Glenn Beck Restoreing honor rally, I will upload it ASAP

6:25 p.m. What are the odds, Rosemary Reynolds Fitchburg City counsel and polar opposite of Chris on the Planned Parenthood issue is also here for her first Tea Party event.

6:20 p.m. My Arch enemy friend Chris Lackey from Center of Mass is here checking out a tea party for the first time.

If you are why don’t you join me at the Border Grille & Bar in Leominster Mass. I will be attending the Twin City tea party meeting that starts around 6:30 but will be staying afterward to talk and enjoy the half price appetizers and 25 cent wings.

If you are up for the tea party meeting come down and take a look, if you aren’t free till later say 9 p.m. then come afterward, we’ll enjoy some blogger company, do a segment or two of DaTechGuy’s field guide to bloggers, and maybe film a brief bloggers round table for our readers.

I’ll even bring extra hats in the car. What do you say?

Blogchild of mine the Carmelite has gotten a piece published at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette on the subject of Women priests in the Catholic Church:

As I said, in order to confect the Eucharist, the priest must be validly ordained — not “done in secret” by bishops who “secretly support their cause.” All sacraments are gifts of God to the Church and therefore cannot be performed in secret. The great exception to this is in areas where there is grave danger of persecution of the Church in some countries.

Thus, the ordination of women as priests is indeed a grave matter against the sacrament of ordination and the other sacraments as well because priests administer all. God becomes incarnate in today’s world through two means: the birth of a new child (see Genesis 1:26) and through the Holy Eucharist.

You should of course read the whole thing, and as she is looking for sponsorship for her trip to the canonization of Br. Andre Bessette, feel free to give her a hand.

Their interview/article on Pam Geller was tough but fair.

I think it is an excellent example of how to do a “hostile” interview, dealing with someone you disagree with fundamentally.

I hit the left side of the ‘sphere a bit so when they do it right they deserve a pat.

Good show.

Memeorandum thread here.

Update: Jim Hoff mentions the Washington post bloggers are also giving credit to Pam, but he teases them for putting a clip of her in a bikini.

Let’s cut to the chase: Pam is an extraordinarily beautiful woman who looks even better in person. Any picture is going to get hits because of that, so you might has well go whole hog in the Stacy McCain vein.

Update 2: Stacy updates on Pam and the Bikini and exploding heads at LGF

This is the last field guide entry from CNMC and the penultimate interview from the cnmc that I will be posting. He is also the only person from CNMC that was already on my blogroll.

If Thomas Peters never wrote a word on a blog he would still be an impressive young man. I’d like to give his father a pat on the back. I pray my sons turn out half as good.

His main focus is the podcast but he does blog as well:

This is our first interview with an extra guest star! Actually two since we had Susanne. Considering what a sweetheart Susanne is I can’t see why I had so much trouble with the camera whenever I tried to interview her, either events were starting or the camera acted up.