The Hagel/Scozzafava effect: Yates Walker gets it

"What is the use of being elected or re-elected unless you stand for something?" President Grover Cleveland 1887 One of the most important pieces I've read in the last week is Yates Walker's piece of Christine O'Donnell. He takes on that most cherished of anti-teaparty conventional wisdom,  Christine O'Donnell victory in the GOP primary in … Continue reading The Hagel/Scozzafava effect: Yates Walker gets it

I see Jerry Bowyer watches Morning Joe…

Basil Faulty: I mean, have you seen the people in room six? They've never even sat on chairs before. They are the commonest, vulgarest , most... Faulty Towers 1975 ...because his piece at Forbes absolutely nails it: Have you ever noticed how many of the most prominent conservative voices in America sound more like liberals? … Continue reading I see Jerry Bowyer watches Morning Joe…

I think Charles from Left Bank of the Charles might be right

...when he suggested in comments that this advice to Sarah Palin: Unfortunately I suspect a lot of professional consultants, including some close to her, want her to run because they see a meal ticket that will keep them in cigars and whiskey for years. ...might be better given to Jon Huntsman. This pre-assumes that as … Continue reading I think Charles from Left Bank of the Charles might be right

“Alaska republicans don’t like Big Government… who ever dreamed of that?”

Stacy at the Spectator talks about Miller's victory and makes an important point: Miller's victory was a vindication for a lot of people who have grown tired of seeing the GOP act as accomplices to the remorseless expansion of federal power. The campaign succeeded in large measure because the Tea Party movement has turned long-simmering … Continue reading “Alaska republicans don’t like Big Government… who ever dreamed of that?”

No wonder the mainstream media loves Tom Ridge…

...they always love republicans who won't vote for republicans: CHRIS MATTHEWS: If you had to vote between Toomey the conservative Republican or Specter the ex-Republican, who would you vote for? TOM RIDGE: It’s a wonderful country, this America: it’s called secret ballot. MATTHEWS: Come on!: aye or nay? RIDGE: You got my answer, Chris: that’s … Continue reading No wonder the mainstream media loves Tom Ridge…