• Who are the Insurgents?Politics

    ABC News reports that at his Sunday rally for Massachusetts Democrat and Senate candidate Martha Coakley, President Obama attempted to classify Republicans in general, and Coakley’s opponent Scott Brown in particular, as “protectors of the big banks, [] protectors of the big insurance companies, [and] protectors of the big drug companies.” In playing this card, […]

  • McDonnell lays out his vision for a stronger commonwealth, with specificsPolicy

    A positive and bipartisan Governor Bob McDonnell, who mentioned working together and bipartisanship no less than a dozen times, addressed a joint session of the Virginia General Assembly this evening, laying out specific proposals for increasing jobs and opportunity, improving education, encouraging energy investment and balancing the budget – and laid down the gauntlet by […]

  • ICYMI: Video – “A Commonwealth of Opportunity”Policy

    On Saturday, Jan. 16, Gov. Bob McDonnell delivered his inaugural address on creating “A Commonwealth of Opportunity.” Former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder called it the most inclusive inaugural address he has seen. 2010 Virginia Inaugural Address: A Commonwealth of Opportunity from Bearing Drift on Vimeo.

  • Blogging at the Virginia inaugurationCatch-All

    Blogging at the Virginia inauguration Originally uploaded by bearingdrift Loved the accommodations on inauguration day! Of course, it was better than being jammed into the limited space they had available on the media risers. Print media had a place to file stories in the Patrick Henry building – but that was too far for any […]

  • TONIGHT: McDonnell to address Joint SessionPolicy

    Tonight at 7 p.m., Gov. Bob McDonnell will address a joint session of the General Assembly from the House Chambers. The address can be seen live via streaming video from the House of Delegates. Consider this post an open thread regarding the address. There will also be a Democratic response.

  • Biggest mistake the GOP could makePolitics

    It would rank right up there with picking Gerald Ford over Ronald Reagan. A great post by Agricola on this blog couldn’t be more wrong, as it calls for a return of Virgil Goode to the 5th Congressional race. “I encourage you to check out the new 2010 model Virgil Goode Cutlass Sedan XL version.” […]

  • Sledd to serve as Senior Economic AdvisorPolicyPolitics

    Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Robert Sledd will serve his administration as a Senior Economic Advisor, an upaid senior-level position. McDonnell announced that Jim Cheng would serve as Secretary of Commerce and Trade. McDonnell Press Release: Governor Bob McDonnell’s Cabinet Sworn-In McDonnell and Sledd had been criticized because Sledd wished to retain his position […]

  • Governor McDonnell’s Inaugural AddressPolicyPolitics

    Full text of McDonnell’s Inaugural address Jan 16, 2010 Thank you. Mr. Speaker. Lt. Governor Bolling. Attorney General Cuccinelli. Members of the General Assembly. Distinguished guests from around the world and across the country, family and friends, my fellow Virginians. Good afternoon!

  • VPOD 87: George Allen and AFP rally energizes conservative “community organizers”Podcasts

    Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, former Governor George Allen, Del. Brenda Pogge, State Sen. Mark Obenshain, Phil Cox (Bob McDonnell’s campaign manager), Tim Phillips (Director of AFP), Ben Marchi (State Director of AFP) and Congressman Bob Goodlatte all spoke at an Americans For Prosperity rally at the Marriott Richmond today. The theme – keep it up! […]