DNC preparing to cut Creigh Deeds loose?
(Via The Campaign Spot) Not that they would ever, ever come out and say so – but when the one truly hopeful poll that one’s had in months for a particular campaign reverses itself the next time it’s taken again, well. Let’s just say that a handy excuse would be… handy. The bad poll news comes on the heels of a story circulating in Democratic | Read More »
Creigh Deeds panics on tax question.
The whole thing is here (and here), but I wanted to highlight this part: Well, that and I wanted to try out my new video editing software. I think that it looks better. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Isn’t there a television show that does this sort of thing? Countdown With Keith Olbermann Jackass, or something like that? Bob McDonnell’s campaign received a call this morning from a woman who called herself “Jennifer” and claimed to be a freelance reporter from the Connection newspapers in Northern Virginia. She asked for information about McDonnell’s schedule. The problem? She isn’t a reporter. She actually works | Read More »
This is how they see you (image may be NSFW).
[UPDATE]: I’ve had a copy of the image sent to me that includes the URL. The Google cache for the site is here; as you can see, not only did the image originate from the site, but the author him/herself was present at the Reston Town Hall, writing posts about it. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I think | Read More »
Howard Dean: No tort reform for fear of trial lawyers.
You know, this admission may have justified the entire town hall thing, right there: Here’s the quote: “This is the answer from a doctor and a politician. Here’s why tort reform is not in the bill. When you go to pass a really enormous bill like that, the more stuff you put in it, the more enemies you make, right? And the reason that tort | Read More »
Maybe Deeds could try to hit McDonnell with his car?
Ha! Got it right this time. Anyway, this video from the VA GOP: …is a nice supplement to this WaPo article (via Jim Newell, who seems a bit bitter): Democratic gubernatorial candidate R. Creigh Deeds is running behind his Republican opponent in a recent Washington Post poll in large part because he has yet to win over voters in populous, Democratic-leaning Northern Virginia. [snip] In | Read More »
PPP: McDonnell/Deeds 51/37.
[UPDATE] Gah! It’s like a glitch in my brain. McDonnell, McDonnell, McDonnell. That was the response of one of my colleagues from the news that McDonnell has taken a commanding lead in the VA race (and the news that Christie continues to dominate Corzine); while there’s still three months to go before the election, and while Deeds did win the primary despite being the underdog, | Read More »
Hard to say what’s the goofiest thing about Gerry Connolly (VA-11).
Oddly, the link Jim Geraghty gave no longer shows the quote (also referenced here) by Connolly (VA-11 is a mere D+2 district, by the way), so I’ll repeat it. The context is in regard to the stimulus: “I want to be there with all four paws and snout in the trough.” Again, hard to tell what’s the goofiest bit: that Gerry Connolly thinks it’s a | Read More »
McDonnell/Deeds 55/40, curse it. [UPDATE: Open Thread]
[Another UPDATE]: Yeah, yeah, yeah: I mucked the name up thoroughly. Sue me. I say ‘curse it’ because if McDonnell had been just one point lower the title could have been McDonnell/Deeds: 54/40, no fight. Anyway, more details here (via @PatrickRuffini). August should prove interesting… Moe Lane PS: McDonnell for Governor. Contribute here. Crossposted to Moe Lane. [UPDATE]: What the heck: open thread. Haven’t had | Read More »
Glenn Nye (D, VA-02) battles Glenn Nye (D, VA-02) over Cap and Trade!
[UPDATE]: I’m hearing that Scott Rigell will be working with the NRCC. Another good recruitment pickup for next year. It’s amazing how quickly Democratic Congressmen pick up the bad habits of their older colleagues. In Glenn Nye’s (VA-02) case, shameless double-talk. The NRCC is happy to point out how you can’t really be proud of getting a cap-and-trade bill passed that you cynically voted against: | Read More »
With a day to go in the Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Primary…
…the carpetbagger from New York and the brother of the anti-Semite are falling behind the guy who keeps hitting people with his car. PPP’s poll is especially good news for the Guy With The Car’s campaign, but it’ll probably still be a nail-biter for the Other side tomorrow. Unless another six polls come out that confirm PPP’s, of course. Or turnout exceeds the five percent | Read More »
Virginia DMV bans smiling on driver’s licenses.
Turns out that even after you go through the regular bureaucratic hell that is the average DMV, some people will still reflexively smile for the camera*. Can’t have that! Via Reason Hit & Run. I’d say more, except that I took a header on some water on the floor about a half hour ago, and the left side of my body hurts like nobody’s business**. | Read More »
The Democratic Virginia primary continues to not surprise.
(Via Jen Rubin) With two weeks left in the Virginia Democratic primary, the failed DNC chairman from New York is still ahead of both the corrupt brother of an anti-Semite and the guy who keeps hitting people with his car (thanks, Jim Geraghty), but the guy with the car is coming up fast: Raleigh, N.C. – The only candidate who has moved forward in the | Read More »
Senator Webb comes out against Gitmo.
Oh, Webb is saying that he’s merely against the timetable, but that’s just political-speak for ‘I need to start laying down the groundwork for my retreat on this issue.’ By this time next year he’ll be telling everybody how he’s fully satisfied that Obama’s ‘reform’ of Gitmo addresses the issues brought up during the campaign, etc, etc, etc. Amazing how quickly some of these guys | Read More »
Since when did Alexandria decide it wanted Gitmo detainees?
Jennifer Rubin, who also commented on that Jim Moran column I raised an eybrow at earlier, reminds us that the subject has come up before… It seems Jim Moran’s hometown spoke out on this issue a couple of months ago, according to this news report. Residents were apparently “decidedly unfriendly to news that the Obama administration might move some detainees from their highly controlled military | Read More »
Rep. Jim Moran’s (D, VA) brother sudden recipient of defense largesse.
In a stunning coincidence*, there seems to be a certain correlation between the contributions of the Virginian Moran Boys: Moran Campaign Contributors Have Business Before Brother More than a dozen defense contractors with business before U.S. Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.), a member of the powerful House Appropriations defense subcommittee, have donated thousands of dollars to Moran’s younger brother Brian, a candidate for governor | Read More »
I am not a shill for AIPAC.
Thanks to R.S. McCain, I’ve been dragged into this complete non-scandal about him and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, so I might as well establish this now: I do not work for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. I am not directly compensated by AIPAC in any way. AIPAC has not provided me with any consideration in exchange for my highlighting the Israel-bashing escapades of | Read More »
Working their way up to killing swine: PETA in VA.
Yup. PETA’s killing pets again. PETA’s Dirty Secret From July 1998 through December 2008, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed over 25,112 dogs, cats, and other “companion animals.” That’s more than five defenseless creatures every day. PETA has a walk-in freezer to store the dead bodies, and contracts with a Virginia Beach company to cremate them. You can see more at the | Read More »
Moran, McAuliffe entering full contested-primary mode in VA.
The conflict between two major Democratic candidates (mentioned in yesterday’s RedHot) for the nomination for Governor continues to escalate. For the benefit of those catching the story late, the two individuals are as follows: Brian Moran: former Virginia state legislator. Brother of notorious anti-AIPAC conspiracy theorist Rep. Jim Moran (D, VA-08). Pros: Is not Terry McAuliffe. Cons: Is probably best known for being brother of | Read More »
The latest New York Times did yet another story on Steele…
“Mr. Steele declined a request for an interview.” Dan Riehl caught this first, and I concur: there are times when you pick yourself up, walk it off, and get back to work – and Steele’s gotten to that point. Yes, the media doesn’t love the GOP, except as a punching bag. And yes, the media loves to see Red-on-Red fights, the latest of which has | Read More »