• U.S. Senate GOP 2012 Nomination Poll!PoliticsVirginia

    That’s right!  October 2011… our Virginia State Senate stands on the precipice of flipping back to the wise and responsible hands of the Republican Party, our Virginia House of Delegates set to make gains, and yet — the 2012 nominations still dominate the talk! Not to be outdone, Bearing Drift will be running this wholly unscientific and […]

  • What I’m Reading (v.2)Politics

    In another thrilling edition of What I’m Reading, this week decided to hail the advent of the Kindle Fire… which is just eye-candy to folks who worship the Kindle, but won an unmeritorious shrug from true believers in the printed word such as myself.  Still, iPad enthusiasts need not be worried… the Fire seems to be […]

  • Pumpkins, Politics, Portent, and PotentialPolitics

    Mr. Forbes gave two warnings: the first was that we are just “weeks away from dismantling” the best military the world has ever known, unless Republicans in the House can stop it. The second was that America must re-learn a lesson we taught to China: a strong military and a strong economy are essential to a nation’s growth, and we can’t have one without the other.

  • Thank you!Virginia

    Josh’s team had an enormous presence in the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads Buddy Walk thanks in large part to the generosity of the kind contributors to and readers of Bearing Drift. We initially set out to raise $500.  When we blew past that number in just two days, we increased our goal to […]

  • Griffith delivers weekly GOP addressPolicy

    According the House Conference’s summary: Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) delivers this week’s address, detailing government regulations that cost private-sector jobs and impede economic growth. This fall, as part of the House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators, the House will continue working on legislation to stop excessive and unreasonable regulations. These common-sense bills will save […]

  • In which Good Copy gets tinglyPoliticsVirginia

    Jeff “Good Copy” Schapiro believes that Bob McDonnell is feeling “tingly.” It’s not because McDonnell watched Notre Dame crush the hapless Purdue Boilermakers last night. Or even because there’s finally a fall chill in the air. No, Jeff believes the Governor’s getting the tingles because the would-be veep is getting some national attention that might, […]

  • Roundup 2011Politics

    Just a brief addendum to SWAC Girl’s liveblogging and photos of the 7th District Roundup on Oct. 1, 2011. Mr. and Mrs. George Allen and Eric Cantor pose for pictures at the Roundup. Peter Farrell, candidate for delegate in Virginia’s 56th district, waves to the crowd at the Roundup. He is running unopposed. Bill Janis, […]

  • 2011 Republican Roundup photos … George & Susan AllenPoliticsVirginia

    Former Virginia Governor and First Lady George and Susan Allen. Mrs. Allen received huge applause when introduced to a crowd that knew her well. Listening to Congressman Eric Cantor’s remarks … … talking with people in the crowd … … and posing for photos. Linwood Cobb, chairman of the 7th Congressional District, and U.S. Senate […]

  • 2011 Republican Roundup photos … Eric CantorPoliticsVirginia

    Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, Eric Cantor represents the 7th Congressional District of Virginia. This was the 7th annual Republican Roundup with the largest crowd ever with 5,000 attending from all areas of the Commonwealth. Cantor talks with constituents during Saturday’s event. Eric Cantor with Linwood Cobb, Chairman of the 7th Congressional […]

  • Virginia GOP decides on primary in 2013Politics

    The Republican Party of Virginia voted 51-28 in favor of a primary to decide Republican nominees for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general in 2013 today. Preliminary candidates include Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling for governor. Outside of that, it’s anyone’s guess. Rumored candidates for LG include State Senator Mark Obenshain, State Senator Jeff McWaters, Del. […]