Archive for October 22, 2010

At the very end of her event in Leominster last week Karyn Polito gave me a few minutes

The video is very poor due to lighting but the determination and the drive shine through anyway

William Jacobson was kind enough to host us at his house in Ithaca NY while we posted to get the Buerkle News conference stuff up:

His wife was a charming and excellent host as well. It’s also kinda strange, but I think he looks better than the shot on his site, what do you think?

Legal Insurrection + the Other McCain = a lot more hits than me

Update: I just re-read the sentence above and the punctuation is bad and it conveys the wrong meaning. It’s not his wife that’s kinda strange, but the fact that he looks better than the shot on his site, normally a shot on a site is the best shot you have.

Update 2: The full field guide is here.

My latest for the Examiner is Tracking the Big Red Wave:

Last week in Ma-4 I talked to A Haitian immigrant who came 32 years ago indignant that people assumed she supported the president because she is black and talking of American opportunity , while her co-worker spoke of regret for her Obama vote of 2008 opting home this election cycle. I’ve heard this a lot, but is this a local trend or a national one?

This week I traveled 1200 miles through 5 states to find out:

It’s my experience that confident campaigns don’t fire people for wearing hats

I also neglected to mention my last examiner article Tea is stronger than hope and change in Boston feel free to check it out too.

Yeah it’s still 10 days to go but all my data points are looking in the same direction I think the Red Wave is on its way but as Hughey says, if you slack off it might not get here, so go out knock on some doors and make some calls STAT!

A Mark Steyn speech in at the University of Western Ontario was proving too popular so they searched for a venue that was larger. The London Convention Centre owned by the city was a good choice but the city had other ideas:

“The reason offered by the LCC [in a Tuesday morning phone call] was that they had received pressure from local Islamic groups, and they didn’t want to alienate their Muslim clients. It’s interesting to note that the LCC is owned by the City of London, and is therefore a government operation,” wrote Strictly Right’s Andrew Lawton at the website.

Nice to see civic leaders standing tall to pressure when it comes to free speech.

Strictly Right have found a larger — and more expensive — venue. Mr. Steyn will speak on Nov. 1 at London’s 1,600-seat Centennial Hall.

Let’s hope for their sakes that none of those guys working for the City of London have side jobs at NPR.