Party Time

Guess who’s been hitting New York’s bar scene. According to the New York Post, it’s Malia Obama.
“The former first daughter, who is interning for the Weinstein Company, was seen partying in the VIP section of Up&Down Friday. The young Obama, 18, has also been spotted at Soho bar the Black Lodge, attending the HBO “Girls” premiere and hitting a Fashion Week afterparty with J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons at Happy Ending. She also recently spent time with the high society crowd in Aspen, Colo.”

Adios Kaine

Vice president nominee Tim Kaine pandered big time to the Hispanics in his speech at the Democrat convention last night. According to Breitbart: “At 10:11 PM, he spoke Spanish for the first time in his speech. It was less than ten minutes in. That would obviously not be the last time he spoke Spanish in the speech…At 10:21 PM, he went into Spanish mode again, saying, ‘Si se puede, si se puede, yes we can yes we can yes we can.’” Probably didn’t help them with working class Dems.

Candidate Threatened

David Maldonado, a candidate for the 8th congressional district who came to our Midtown Republican Club meeting, emails that he is being told by the state party that he may be removed from the candidates. He writes: “According to TRP Bylaws I need to be ‘vouched for’: Any individual who is vouched for in writing to the satisfaction of the State Chairman as a bona fide Republican, such as by an officer of the TRP, a member of the State Executive Committee, County Executive Committee of the County where the individual resides, or a Republican Election Official. The State Chairman may require additional verification that the individual in question is indeed a bona fide Republican, and shall have final authority to make the determination.” He was told yesterday at 4 p.m. that he has until noon today to be “vouched for” or he will be removed. Maldonado adds, “Please consider sending an email to TNGOP Chairman Ryan Haynes at: Ryan@TNGOP.org.” Is the party trying to drive people away?

Wow

Camille Paglia has a way with words. She wrote this and couldn’t be more right: “Trump with his pragmatic real-life record is a far more palatable national figure than Ted Cruz, whose unctuous, vainglorious professions of Christian piety don’t pass the smell test. Trump is a blunt, no-crap mensch, while Cruz is a ham actor, doling out fake compassion like chopped liver. Cruz’s lugubrious, weirdly womanish face, with its prim, tight smile and mawkishly appealing puppy-dog eyebrows, is like a waxen mask, always on the verge of melting. This guy doesn’t know who the hell he is — and the White House is no place for him and us to find out.”