• That’ll teach you, Sheila!Politics

    First of all, stuttering is a medical condition that has absolutely no connection with intelligence. It is something hundreds of thousands of Americans have to struggle with on a daily basis and it should not be ridiculed. So, this post will not defend long-time Democratic donor and Warner-Kaine supporter Sheila Johnson for her insensitive comments, […]

  • Deeds Disgraceful New Low: McDonnell Hates Breast Cancer PreventionPolitics

    Creigh Deeds crosses the line; the story you didn’t hear about today.

  • Stuttering Flips Spotlight Back on Deeds: Is He Handicapped?Politics

    Reporters on the trumped-up-controversy conference call organized by the Deeds campaign today could have cared less about Sheila Johnson mocking Creigh Deeds. No, they smelled blood in the water. One question was repeatedly asked: Is Creigh Deeds physically handicapped; does he truly suffer from stuttering? The answer? No, reluctantly admitted by the campaign after the […]

  • VA Dems: Yes We Can! National Dems: Uh…Check Won’t Be Good Till Nov 4thPolitics

    Over the weekend the DNC went into overdrive to try to dissuade the notion that they had virtually given up on the race. Pledging an ‘additional $1 million’ to Deeds (no mention of that $5 million that’s yet to appear) plus a quote from full-time DNC Chair and part-time lame duck Governor Tim Kaine, Virginia […]

  • Dems ditching DeedsPolitics

    Er, ah, uhm, eh, oh. That’s what national Democrats are saying about Virginia and Creigh Deeds (Politico). New Jersey? Democratic Governors Association chairman and Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer – “Corzine wins.” Virginia? “I don’t which way that one ends,” Schweitzer said. Another senior Democrat was more blunt. “I feel great about New Jersey, everything is […]

  • More inactivity from Democrats on roadsPolicyPolitics

    Over the weekend, Bob McDonnell released an advertisement in Northern Virginia about his plan to improve the interstates and finish the Metro-Dulles rail system by privatizing ABC stores and generating other new revenue for transportation while protecting funding for education: The ad comes on the heels of a letter from Rep. James Oberstar (D-MN), Chairman […]

  • VDOT gets an F in stimulusPolicy

    When Washington DC calls you inefficient, you KNOW you’re pretty low on the food chain. Last place, to be exact. We have 50 states in this nation, (not 60 as Obama said during the campaign, and he wasn’t even counting Kenya), and Virginia ranks dead last in spending that job-creatin’ stimulus road money. Yep, while […]

  • New ads focus on policy and social issuesCatch-All

    As support for abortion rights has slipped to below 47%, as he’s trailing in the polls by 14 points – despite trying to hammer McDonnell for the thesis, as even the DNC is contemplating where to spend $5 million and states Virginia is nowhere near being blue, Deeds decides to go against what the people […]

  • [Updated] Kaine may have had enough of DeedsPolitics

    Not only has the DNC held back on $5 million for the Deeds campaign, it appears Gov. Kaine might be thinking about another term (despite Virginia’s term limit). From a Kaine speech today: “Just in my term in office, we have been named the nation’s best state for business eight times….” Eight? Update (Oct 2) […]

  • Rail from Charlottesville to DC already off-trackPolicy

    Rick Sincere posted recently on Amtrak’s decision to make Charlottesville a stop on it’s way to DC and beyond. While I personally would like to see more rail travel in the U.S., Rick does a great job of laying out the main reason it is unsuccessful: it’s just not competitive nor cost-effective. “The aim of […]