Meet Matthew Berry (R CAND, VA-08).
You might remember that I’ve talked with him before: but thanks to the new audio rig I can do a somewhat more proper job of an interview. The Virginia primaries are coming up: if Matthew gets the nomination he’ll be up against Jim Moran, who is rapidly moving up my list of People I Don’t Want To See In The 112th Congress*. Matthew’s site is | Read More »
*How* old is Jim Moran (D, VA-08), again?
…65, is it? Well, that’s a little early. Still, being in a condition where you have to have your aides physically intervene every time you get asked a perfectly reasonable question about government waste is a little, ah, problematical: Hot Air has more; Jason Mattera, of course, is the new editor over at Human Events (and welcome, by the way). He also seems to have | Read More »
‘Most Ethical Congress in History.’ Man, that *never* gets old.
Forget ‘outraged’: if anyone is surprised then they haven’t been paying attention. Lobbyists and corporate officials talked bluntly in e-mail exchanges about connections between making generous campaign donations and securing federal funds through members of an important House Appropriations subcommittee, according to not-yet-public documents reviewed by ethics investigators. In summer 2007, for example, senior executives at [Innovative Concepts] tried to figure out which of them | Read More »
VA-08: 44/41 Moran/Berry (Caveats).
Said caveats are: Internal poll, D+16 district, and Moran’s still ahead by three. But a 44/41 Moran/Berry split at this stage is still noteworthy: add five points to Moran’s total and he still polls under 50% – which means that he’s vulnerable. I don’t mind seeing a 40/38 split on ‘try somebody new’/’keep Moran,’ either. Post-Massachusetts, it’s no longer reasonable to assume that anybody on | Read More »
Matthew Berry to challenge Jim Moran (D, VA-08).
Matthew Berry. Not the ESPN guy: the former Clarence Thomas clerk/DoJ/FCC guy. He’s running on a fiscal conservatism/national security/ethics platform; and opposing the infamous Jim Moran, believer in Israeli conspiracies. His statement about Moran’s blathering* on the NYC show trials works for me: “It is wrong for Congressman Moran to question the patriotism of the millions of Americans who believe that terrorists such as Khalid | Read More »