November 2011

My Affair With Herman Cain

November 29, 2011
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Sorry for the unplanned, extended absence. I could post the boring details I've shared with friends, family and colleagues – a planned break, combined with a dental surgery, complicated by the flu and yadda, yadda. But why bother? I could simply claim to have been having an affair with Herman Cain! Regarding...

Jennifer Rubin: Found Gold

November 18, 2011
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Oh, I get it, insert Romney for McCain and Jennifer Rubin is simply re-writing 2008 all over, again – almost. Hey, that Mitt Romney is shifty and no conservative, Jennifer Rubin tells me so!! LMAO

Jennifer Rubin: Voters Reject Romney … and Limbaugh and Coulter and Dobson

They did their best to boost...

Knowing What Side You’re On

November 18, 2011
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An interesting item by Moe Lane linked below. However, along with never having heard of some minor former Bush flack with whom Rubin seems so ridiculously smitten, as a Conservative, it opens up another question for me. How is a liberal re-tread like Rubin who uses a platform like the Washington...

999, Or 911 – Can Someone Please Put Herman Cain To Bed, Now?

November 15, 2011
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The anti-Cain commericals just write themselves, to say nothing of his campaign's disorganization and incompetence. I get it. Everyone is pissed at the Republicans. So am I – in many ways. But can we end this clown show of a trumped up book tour now and get focused on a practical...

Mark Block Goes Third Person, Doubles Down On Blaming Perry For Smear

November 11, 2011
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Wondering if one of the unwritten rules of this non-traditional campaign is that everyone will speak in the third person when spoken to.

BLOCK: You know, Stacy, and I’m not blowing smoke up your ass –- no pun intended — but you’re one of the few that get that this is a...

WaPo’s Rubin Rumored To Be Considering Sexual Harassment Claim

November 11, 2011
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Yesterday Jennifer Rubin was attacking Herman Cain. Before that, it was Rick Perry. Today it's Newt's turn. With once favorite, NJ Gov Chris Christie electing to not run, rumor has it she's rather miffed at the NJ Gov for his forcing her into bed with Mitt Romney.

Sorry for  putting that...

And The Cain Train Wreck Will Roll On Despite The Road Block

November 10, 2011
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Great! I can hardly wait to see him take the podium at his first White House presser. That ought to be a real hoot! As if, … We don't need no steenking competence. We're conservative!

Apparently, Block is staying put with the Cain campaign. A highly placed Cain source sent the Water...

Romney Forgot A Little Something Last Night, Too

November 10, 2011
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Mitt Romney certainly looked gracious last night when he didn't pick up on a question about Cain's harassment allegations, didn't he?

Romney was cheered when he declined to answer when asked if he would hire an executive facing similar charges.

Funny, it sure seemed to be a big...

Why I’m Not Defending Herman Cain

November 9, 2011
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The latest, sad laugh line mouthed by the Herman Cain campaign.

“Based upon information available at the time of Mr. Block’s Tuesday night interview on Fox News, the campaign was led to believe that Mr. Josh Kraushaar, currently with the National Journal and a former employee of Politico, was the son of...

WaPo’s Fred Hiatt Embarrasses Washington Post Reporters And Journalists

November 9, 2011
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Stepping back from any heated ideological dog in this fight on my part, were I a serious journalist, or reporter for the Post, I'd be embarassed by this comment from op-ed page editor Fred Hiatt.

However, I will say this: I think Jennifer is an excellent journalist and a relentless reporter.

One can...

Key Cain Accuser Attorneys Talking Joint Press Conference

November 9, 2011
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Pictured, Karen Kraushaar at a December 1999 news conference. Looks like we may be nearing end game, one way or the other. As I said to someone earlier, the NRA has released Kraushaar from confidentiality restrictions. It's unclear to me if there's anything preventing her from making the actual original complaint...

Josh Kraushaar, Former Politico Brother By Another Mother?

November 9, 2011
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Mark Block goes full face plant again on Fox. Lawd, someone stops me cuz I can't stops mahself!

Prediction: You’re going to see three camps quickly emerge on this story. Camp one: “I can’t believe Block threw that accusation out there without confirming it.” Camp two: “Maybe … Block was thinking of...

Herman Cain Discredits Himself? Or, Does Jennifer Rubin?

November 8, 2011
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People know by now I'm not a big Cain backer, more from differences on substance and policy issues, than the recent sexual harassment feeding frenzy. That said, while his presser didn't change my view and I saw some folks going on about the third person stuff, I didn't think he did all that bad. As for what comes next, I don't know and it certainly may hurt him. But take a look at the opinion of WaPo's house conservative, Jennifer Rubin, then tell me she isn't a bigger problem for conservatives,...

Herman Cain Says No To Pot, But What About His Troubling Alcohol Use?

November 8, 2011
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Well, this is good to know, assuming you care at all. Unfortunately, I've had another question on my mind for some time, even if today is destined to be about Bimbo eruptions number 4 and number 5.

Herman Cain on Jimmy Kimmel Live: Has Never Smoked Pot

I've highlighted this bit about Cain's...

My Gut Reaction To The Herman Cain Affair

November 7, 2011
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Interesting excerpt.

And is it any wonder that Herman Cain has shed a lot of high-level campaign staff members, both within his national organization and in crucial early states like Iowa and New Hampshire? Most of these former staff members have signed nondisclosure agreements, and others would speak to me...

Cain Lied, Then Lashed Out At The Media

November 6, 2011
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There's been some people reacting to a clip I posted of Herman Cain losing his temper by saying they admired it. The problem is, it also shows him to be a liar. In it, Cain blames what he had said previously on "someone on the Internet." As the video below this...

Geez, Did You Ever See This Herman Cain Clip?

November 5, 2011
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Yeah, I'm taking a closer look. So what, he's running for POTUS? Seriously?? Twenty seconds in. Oh yeah, America's going to love that. If this guy ever does a serious press conference under pressure, he had better be medicated.

Cain’s Pop Culture Connections

November 5, 2011
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Just an observation on perhaps why Herman Cain resonates with some the way he does.

999:

Though he claims to have received the idea from a bank employee named Richard Lowrie Jr. in Ohio, observers are now questioning if the true inspiration is the tax code used on the SimCity video game. 

Poetry...

Is Romney Inevitable?

November 5, 2011
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Mark McKinnon of, I won't attack Obama and No Labels infamy says not yet. I agree; however, Mitt is hitting Perry hard in Iowa and ignoring Cain for a reason. He wants to take Iowa and New Hampshire to make it appear as though he's inevitable, hoping that will carry him...

Cain vs. Newt

November 5, 2011
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Bill Jacobson will be live blogging. If Newt has a shot, it's through Cain's falling from the presumed top tier. It'll be interesting if that factors into Newt's approach. Also, as I doubt it will be broadly watched, it will likely be framed by sound bytes and take-aways, more than the...

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