Better Latent Than Never

So if you haven’t heard the story that’s destined to become legend — or if we’re lucky, tossed down the Memory Hole — Bill Kristol first met Sarah Palin when the Weekly Standard’s Cruise Ship of the Damned docked in Juneau, in June 2007.

We know she made an impression on him. And apparently their meeting made an impression on Jay Griffin, an Anchorage hack who sits on the central committee of Alaska Republicans (“Vigilant • Dedicated • Victorious”) when he’s not licking envelopes for state Rep. Bob Lynn.

We presume that’s the same Jay the Hack of Anchorage who registered a number of domain names on August 24, 2007, including,,,, and — plus, we’re told, some 2008 equivalents.

Although Jay hedged his bet, since last January he could be found running a local support group for Mike Huckabee.

One domain Jay missed: That one’s been around since April 2004, although it’s for sale. Just like the candidate.


He also could have beaten Hustler to the punch if he only added or

For once, the world benefits from a Billie Kristol cockup instead of the usual cleaning up a mountain of shit. Thanks to him, the Repub party is on the verge of an implosion and the Jeebus Taliban is crippled for a while.

I wonder if Kristol docked his ship in the Palin port.

Rethuglicans and snakehandlers now threatening to “out” every business or business leader giving money to Equality California or any other No on Prop. 8 effort.
@rptrcub: Like Rich Lowry, I think he only dreams of doing that.

Today could be a big day for Alaska – we can only hope that the Ted Stevens jury comes in with a guilty verdict. That would, of course, be overshadowed by the worldwide stock collapse, but it wouldn’t be any less sweet.

@blogenfreude: My money, such as it is, is on a mistrial.

Dow just opened.
-400 plus points


@ManchuCandidate: Awesome haiku there.

Cold wind on Wall Street
Bloomberg may get a third term
McCain-Palin none?

@nabisco: Keith O. did a good job of stating the obvious last night: If Bloomberg cares so much, and this isn’t just a power grab, why doesn’t he offer to stay on as an unpaid advisor to his successor? It’s not as though he can’t afford it. All this hemming and hawing about it isn’t fooling anyone.

@mellbell: Did you see his face at the Al Smith dinner when Obama was joking about the 3rd term? More pissed than Bush listening to Colbert.

I didn’t realize that till you pointed that out.

@nabisco: gee, it turns out Rudy and Mike were more alike than we all suspected. Something about NYC mayors — egotistical enough to believe that their worlds can’t go on without them if major disasters happen.

From today’s NYT:
Who was the highest paid individual in Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign during the first half of October as it headed down the homestretch?

Not Randy Scheunemann, Mr. McCain’s chief foreign policy adviser; not Nicolle Wallace, his senior communications staff member. It was Amy Strozzi, who was identified by the Washington Post this week as Gov. Sarah Palin’s traveling makeup artist, according to a new filing with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday night.

@chicago bureau: “Police investigating the alleged attack, however, began to notice some inconsistencies in her story and administered a polygraph test. Authorities, however, declined to release the results of that test.”

I hope it’s like the test in The Wire, where they faked it with a Xerox machine.

@chicago bureau: That story has had me giggling for 30 hours; and McCain called her! Gave the story to Drudge, too, odds are. Dumbass, and dumber-ass.

Alaska Republicans (“Vigilant, Dedicated, Victorious”) or should it be (“Vicious, Vindictive, Bent as a dog’s hind leg” ).

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