A little earlier today, I wrote a post based upon a story Roger Simon wrote for Politico, in which he claimed that Paul Ryan had a new nickname for Mitt Romney and was walking around saying things like "If Stench calls, take a message" and "Tell Stench I'm having finger sandwiches with Peggy Noonan and will text him later."
Now, some people would have you believe that Politico's story was not exactly 100% true. Was this an attempt at satire from a news organization best known for, uh, not satire? Or was it really truly the real-true truth? Only Roger Simon knows for sure. And he's not right here next to me, so I am powerless to ask him.
But, I do have this exclusive photo that may shed some light on the situation…
Tags: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Peggy, Politico
Let's say you're a miserable failure of a presidential candidate and the press keeps reporting on how much of a miserable failure you are. How should you respond? Reshuffle your staff? Roll out some new ads? Go on a media blitz?
Nope, just ban the press…
Newt Gingrich's campaign held a press availability after an appearance at Big Al's Seafood Restaurant in Houma. But national press weren't allowed in, only local media — a practice that the has become more common lately in Gingrichland.
Campaign press secretary R.C. Hammond barred the national press corps from entering the avail, standing in front of the room where it was to be held. When reporters asked him why they weren't allowed in and local media were, Hammond responded, "Because you ask the same questions every day" and called them "complainers"…
His objections, however, may be more to his own candidate's lack of discipline than to the press. Gingrich has been unable to avoid engaging in self-defeating monologues about obscure matters of process and personal grievance, and engaging in extended colloquies with television figures on the campaign trail.
Newt's old beat reporters were always nagging him to announce where he was going everyday, to comment on controversial statements and explain why he wouldn't just drop out of the race. But these fresh new local reporters don't care about Newt's flaws. They just want to know how he likes it down there at the annual county gumbo cook-off.
Given Newt's history of infidelity, the national press probably should have assumed he'd eventually start cheating on them with local reporters like this.
Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Tags: Louisiana, Newt Gingrich, Politico, Primaries, Republicans
Politico has assembled a zippy montage of the president saying his new catchphrase, "pass this bill" — by their calculations, he's managed to say it 90 times in five speeches (no word on his off-the-record count, but I bet Sasha and Malia are like, Daaaaad, we knooooow, we have to do our homework and pass this bill, we knooooow, shut uuuuup).
Anyway, maybe the power of repetition will result in the jobs bill getting passed? Or not! Republicans in Congress can say "no" 90 times, if not more.
Tags: Barack Obama, House of Representatives, Politico, Republicans, Unemployment
These are grand days we're living in people! When else in history have we been able to watch eight Ronald Reagans standing together on one stage?
Coverage continues with the 234 best reasons to vote for Rick Parry with an A after the jump.
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Wow! This is really shaping up to be an exciting eight-way race between Perry and Romney!
Coverage continues after the jump.
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