Archive for October 29, 2010

At least on the Stewart Rally:

they’re going to be out on the mall yukkin’ it up and then going out and getting drunk.

Yup it’s going to be a well attended keg party.

Stacy McCain is on the road again planning to hit Va, Tenn and Ga races in the final weekend to see what is going on.

In Va-9 where Morgan Griffith is the GOP standard-bearer the news from Stacy’s latest for the American Spectator sounds very familiar in more ways than one:

First democrats running from their record, and attacking instead? Check.

The problem with that strategy, it seems, is that Republican ideas of free enterprise and less government aren’t nearly as “discredited” as Democrats had hoped. And so the Democrats adopted two basic tactics: Accuse Republicans of favoring heinous policies (like “shipping jobs overseas”) and unload opposition-research files that highlight negative personal information about GOP challengers.

Use faux “3rd party” candidates to drain votes? Check.

Here in Virginia’s 9th District, businessman Jeremiah Heaton is on the ballot as an independent candidate. As Virginia conservative blogger Jerry Furhman notes, Heaton doesn’t seem to be running against the incumbent Boucher, but instead “has chosen to devote his every energy to attacking the Republican in this race.”

And finally panic:

With four days left until Election Day, the Griffith campaign is gearing up a series of get-out-the-vote rallies across the district. Griffith is running hard. But it looks like Boucher is running scared.

This sounds an awful lot like the last road trip.

Expect democrats nationwide to rinse and repeat for the rest of the election season to try to stop the big red wave.

Lisa Murkowski managed to get a favorable court ruling to get the write-in list to the voters.

Dan Riehl noticed that the rules to get on the write-in list were, pretty loose.

so one blog post later and Presto

Michael Ames (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
Daryl D. Anderson (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in – Denied – Received too late
Tigran A. “Tig” Andrew (Republican) – Write-in – Denied – Received too late
Susan J. Apling-Gilman (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
David J. Arduser (Republican) – Write-in – Denied – did not meet age requirement
Kevin Austin (Republican) – Write-in
Lawrence W. “Larry” Austin (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
Carita Backman (Republican) – Write-in
Keith Barkwood (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
Michelle A. Barnes (Republican) – Write-in – Denied – Received too late
Thomas Baxter (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
David E. Beeman (Republican) – Write-in
Vicky L. Beeman (Republican) – Write-in
LaVonne Boyd (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
David Boyle (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
Red K. Bradley (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
Richard O. Braun (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
William P. “Bill” Brownfield (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
Ken Bullard (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
Linda Bullard (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
Richard O. Burns (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
Michael Butler (Republican) – Write-in
Vern Carlson (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
Tim Carter (Non-Affiliated) Nominating Petition Candidate
PO Box 435
Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone: (907) 947-9911
Candidate’s web site:
Curtis G. Champagne (Republican) – Write-in
Elizabeth A. Cherry (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
John P. Collinge (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
Fred W. “Bill” Colson (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
Gary C.L. Cox (Republican) – Write-in
DaRae K. Crews (Non-Affiliated) – Write-in
Margaret A. “Maggie” Crowell (Republican) – Write-in
Lisa L. Crusberg (Rrepublican) – Write-in – Denied – Received too late
Guy A. Cummins (Democrat) – Write-in

That’s only up to the letter “C” Smitty comments:

Perhaps Lisa, Arlen Specter, and Charlie Crist can come together and found the “It’s Our Party And We’ll Cry If We Want To Party”.

and the MSM got it wrong:

Just hours before the final deadline, more than 100 Alaskans came out Thursday to file as write-in candidates in an effort to thwart Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s bid to retain her Senate seat.

At the urging of a local talk radio host, scores of people signed up to be write-in candidates with the Alaska Division of Elections before registration closed. …

But Dan corrects them

She mentioned the idea to me on a phone call, then I called some friends in Alaska to see if it was feasible. I learned we only had 24 hours, so I called my colleagues from Breitbart Media. Ultimately, that led to this Big Government post on the topic.

I sent it to some blogger friends, Ace is one who picked up on it. A reader of Ace’s placed a link to the Big Government item in comments at Just One Minute – pointing it out to a resident of Alaska.

Then that JOM reader went down and registered, calling the radio station afterward. They recounted the complete story in comments at JOM. See how easy reporting can be, my friend?

Dan you are a genius!

I have always been a sucker for knuckeball pitchers, from Hoyt Wilhelm, to Charlie Hough to Tom Candiotti to Wilbur Wood and of course the Niekro Brothers.

When Tim Wakefield almost won the 1992 playoffs vs Atlanta for Pittsburgh I was impressed.

When the Red Sox picked him up I was thrilled.

Wakefield has started and relieved and has been an innings machine. People underestimate the value of such a role, it saves many arms in the bullpen.

Wakefield is one of the most beloved pitchers in the history of the franchise. Who else could give up the series losing Home run in 2003 and be embraced the very next year?

Live at 5 reports
that Tim Wakefield has won the Clemente award this year.

I’m loving it.