• Deeds: I’m a work in progressPolitics

    Deeds would like you to forgive him for his past last April: A far cry from what he thinks today: “[McDonnell] wasn’t 20 years old when he wrote it. He was 34. I was 34 when I was sworn into the House of Delegates and certainly the things I did when I was 34, I’m […]

  • National Journal Poll: GOP gains in 2010?Catch-All

    This week’s bloggers poll asks whether the GOP is going to pick-up some seats in Congress next year. “Many incumbents will be losing in 2010 — on both sides of the aisle. Net gain for the GOP, but not enough to take over.” J.R. Hoeft, Bearing Drift

  • Weekend Virginia: Hamilton and conflicts of interestPolicy

    Waldo and Shaun talk about Del. Phil Hamilton on this week’s Weekend Virginia.

  • WaPO thesis count: 34Politics

    Thirty-four. That’s how many articles in one form or another in the Washington Post have been written about Bob McDonnell’s twenty-year-old thesis paper in the past five days. A thesis written about restoring the American family at a time when fatherless families were on the rise, when it was more beneficial to declare yourself as […]

  • Huge oil strike confounds criticsPolicy

    So much for stories of dwindling oil off US shores. Nearly seven miles below the Gulf of Mexico, oil company BP has tapped into a vast pool of crude after digging the deepest oil well in the world. The Tiber Prospect is expected to rank among the largest petroleum discoveries in the United States, potentially […]

  • Harvey Bryant – campaigning on issuesCatch-All

    It’s becoming a theme this year as it has in years past. Republicans across Virginia are campaigning on issues and qualifications. While others do nothing but throw mud, attacks, college research papers, and virtually anything but actually talking about what you’d do in the job, Republicans are campaigning with respect to voters and their decision […]

  • Steve Shannon Goes On The Offensive, Recuses Himself From Hamilton InvestigationPolitics

    Once again, Democratic nominee for Attorney General Steve Shannon has failed to understand what exactly he is running for. After having labeled Ken Cuccinelli’s call for a special session a “political stunt” but then findinig himself in Richmond for a day to attend said special session, Steve Shannon has now decided to show his lack […]

  • What if Bob McDonnell wrote this about abortion in his thesis?Politics

    Imagine if in McDonnell’s thesis written so many years ago about the value of family and marriage that he included a thought about abortion only being for the “poor” and “desperate.” Would that make national news? Would it get the left in a lather? I bet it would. And there’s one candidate in this race […]

  • Rasmussen: McDonnell up by 9 AFTER WaPo hit piecePolitics

    A Rasmussen poll conducted after the Washington Post focus on Bob McDonnell’s writings 20 years ago gives McDonnell a 51-42 lead over his opponent Creigh Deeds, up from 49-41 a month ago: To this point, just 49% of Likely Voters say they’ve followed news stories on this topic even somewhat closely. Twenty-four percent (24%) say […]

  • WaPO hypocrisy hits a new high – is Jeff Schapiro a close second?Politics

    In case you missed it, Jim Geraghty at Campaign Spot from NRO has two great posts today on the governor’s race. First, Geraghty calls the editorial on McDonnell’s thesis a “sigh of relief” from the Washington Post. Earlier this year, their endorsement of Deeds in the Democratic primary boosted the Democrat’s chances at winning the […]