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Fear And Loathing 2010: In The Land Of The Midnight Sun [Updated Below]

31 August 2010 @ 14:39

Stacy McCain has headed north to Alaska as the rush is on to find out who will be declared the winner of last week’s Republican Senatorial Primary, Joe Miller [R-Good] or Senator Lisa ‘Sore Loosza’ Murkowski [R-Evil RINO].

-Before he left for the airport yesterday, Stacy filed a report that contains a lot of good links to reports and analysis on the race.  He also commented:

Booking a one-way fight when we’ve still got bills overdue has got Mrs. Other McCain worried to death about this trip, but she’s praying, and you can’t go wrong with a praying woman. Thanks to everyone who has already contributed to the Shoe Leather Fund.

Maybe I’ll be able to update from the airport in a few hours, but other than that, my next dateline will be Anchorage. So for now, I will close with the five most important words in the English language:


Please do so, if you are able.

-As he was waiting to board his long flight at Reagan International, Stace filed a report on the Alaskan Libertarian Party’s announcement that they never considered the option of Senator Murkowski running under their banner seriously.  There’s also a picture of our favorite Shoe Leather Reporter’s mobile National Desk at the Airport.

-While Stacy was winging his way to Frontiersville, the ever-faithful Smitty updated us with some informative links.

-Stacy filed his first report from down on the ground earlier today [late last night his/gonzo time].  A highlight:

Whenever I’m staying in a hotel, it is my habit to laud my hosts with adjectival praise, as for instance when I attended Right Online in Las Vegas at the luxurious Venetian Resort Hotel.

In keeping with this tradition, I can now describe my current abode as an adequate motel near the Anchorage airport.

Good news: It’s only $60 a night.

Better news: The local crack whores seem to have called it an early night, so it’s quiet. There’s free WiFi and free coffee in the lobby. I’m not complaining.

For a gonzo reporter, that’s the high-life.

-He just published another report before he heads-off to observe the recount absentee ballot count and dig up some intel.

UPDATE at 1649…

↑At the last link above, Stacy is providing frequent updates of the absentee ballot count.


Keep checking over at The Other McCain for updates.

‘When a jackrabbit gets addicted to road-running, its only a matter of time before he gets smashed — and when a journalist turns into a politics junkie he will sooner or later start raving and babbling in print about things that only a person who has Been There can possibly understand.’

  1. 31 August 2010 @ 15:43 15:43

    Thanks for the humor, Bob.

    (I don’t mean to be unkind to Stacy – but he has to lose the damn hat. As ‘branding’ goes, RSM has a few things to learn yet from David Ogilvy.)

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      31 August 2010 @ 16:39 16:39

      Ran: I like it. All it’s missing is a press card in the sideband.

  2. 31 August 2010 @ 17:38 17:38

    Your choice of metaphor for the Murkowski campaign is protein rich, sir.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      31 August 2010 @ 19:09 19:09

      Smitty: I am honored.

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