Archive for ‘VPILF’

November 1, 2008

October traffic

Live by the Sarah Palin bikini pics, die by the Sarah Palin bikini pics. That’s the moral of October’s traffic at The Other McCain — a healthy 123,837 visitors, nearly 4,000 a day, but no match for the Sarah Palin bikini-driven frenzy of 291K in September.

I reaped the reward of being one of the first bloggers to figure out that “Sarah Palin bikini” was random-Google-traffic gold, filing a post from the smoking lounge at the Denver airport the day after Palin was announced as John McCain’s running mate. The market was soon crowded with imitators, but I was the top Google result for a long time, and suddenly people on my blogroll were e-mailing to ask, “Hey, did you link me? I started getting lots of hits from you, but I can’t figure out what post you linked.”

A thing of beauty may be a joy forever, but Google gold doesn’t last. As attacks on Palin mounted, as McCain slumped in polls, and as the prospect of her becoming vice-president consequently faded, the raw curiosity (or oppo-research interest) in scandalous Palin pics declined. And frankly, Republican-leaning bloggers haven’t been giving me much linky-love since Oct. 2, when Team Maverick pulled out of Michigan and I called the election over.

Well, OK, one down month out of eight. The general trend is still upwards. October’s traffic was 68% higher than August, and if the bikini boost of September caused me to spend less time link-whoring, I didn’t completely slack off in October — 267 posts for the month. That’s an average of nearly 9 new items daily, in addition to my writing and blogging at the American Spectator.

So I’m keeping pretty busy, and the post-election analysis (“Hate vs. Hope: Armageddon ’08”) should drive a lot of traffic. The other day, I had the joy of handing my wife a Google AdSense check — a small reward for months of work, and mostly thanks to the Barracuda:

UPDATE: Instalanche! That’s the way to get November off to a rockin’ start!

August 29, 2008

On the hotness of Sarah Palin

Over at the Aceosphere, some of the morons were discussing whether the customary leering AOSHQ comments about attractive women are appropriate when the attractive woman is (a) married, (b) a mother of five, and (c) the vice-presidential nominee of the Republican Party.

I say: Go for it.

What better way to counter the MSM stereotype of conservatives as uptight, boring, sexless prudes than to celebrate the fact that the GOP running mate is totally hot?

Like Sarah Palin, my wife is 44, a pro-life Christian mother (six kids), and very attractive. My beloved wife is at the age when catcalls and whistles are more flattering than offensive, an affirmation that she’s still got it.

So I’m thinking that Mrs. Palin won’t really mind being acknowledged as a hottie, and her husband will probably find it flattering, too. OK with me. And, as Rusty’s commenter Gordon says, “Don’t forget there is an even shot that she will end up our CICILF.”

If I were Team Maverick, I’d make sure that those swimsuit photos from the running mate’s beauty-pageant career were “leaked” to the media ASAP.


UPDATE: Craig Ferguson: “Is it just me or do you get a kind of ‘naughty librarian’ vibe from the governor?”