• Deeds looks to polling and castration to change momentum?Politics

    Shaun has two interesting posts up this weekend about Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds. First, Deeds justifies his “experience” in dealing with the Virginia economy by claiming that he knows how to “castrate” animals (Personally, we don’t need to go that far; spending cuts is the only cutting we really need). Second, Democrats have called […]

  • See “Dirty Dancing” for a great causeCatch-All

    H/T to Vivian Paige on alerting me to this. Aug. 2nd at 4 PM and 7 PM at Cinema Cafe in Virginia Beach. See “Dirty Dancing” and help fight Pancreatic Cancer. More info here.

  • Forbes: Just Read the BillPolicy

    Guest Post by Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA04) Could you read 2,501 pages in 24 hours? In the unlikely case that you are considering whether you could, let’s put it into perspective – 2,501 pages is almost double the size of a paperback copy of War and Peace. It’s over three times the size of […]

  • Bolling elected chair of LG associationPolicy

    The National Lieutenant Governors Association has elected Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling to serve as their chairman for the next year. The bipartisan organization cited Bolling’s leadership, and their confidence and trust in his abilities to advance the NLGA’s mission, as reason to promote him from vice chair to chair.

  • Goodlatte: We Need Commonsense Health Care ReformsPolicy

    Guest post by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA06) While we can all agree that our current health care system is flawed there are many different ideas about how to fix it. Recently Democratic Leaders in Congress introduced the “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act”, which sets the tone for a Washington takeover of the health care system. […]

  • National Journal Poll: 100% GOP bloggers think Blue Dogs are doing the right thingPolicy

    In this week’s National Journal bloggers’ poll, we were asked “Are moderate Democrats helping or hurting their re-election prospects by resisting President Obama’s legislative agenda?” and “Should the 111th Congress increase the gasoline tax to fund a six-year highway bill?” On question one, 100% of GOP bloggers said that the Blue Dogs were helping their […]

  • Steve Shannon On Fair UsePolitics

    Steve Shannon’s campaign seems to not care about fair use, copying a Roanoke Times article in its entirety and reproducing it on his website.  While there is nothing wrong with quoting and linking to news articles (it’s the very backbone of most blogs), ripping an entire article without permission is a big no-no. Even we […]

  • Two Can PlayPolitics

    Steve Shannon is going negative early. With lousy poll numbers and a demontrated lack of substance, he must be trying to find something to pin on Cuccinelli. And it looks like he’s had to search long and hard. While Cuccinelli has succeeded in convincing the Governor to call a special session to deal with the […]

  • Special Session: Include WhitfieldPolicy

    Far from a partisan issue here, with Bob McDonnell, Del. Sal Iaquinto and Sen. Ken Stolle advocating that the General Assembly broaden the upcoming special session to address the issue of restitution to wrongfully convicted Arthur Whitfield. Claims from some that special sessions must have only one purpose were dashed today by Vivian Paige, who […]

  • Doug Wilder: Deeds becoming a “me, too”Politics

    We’ve noticed. Other blogs noticed. The media has noticed. And Doug Wilder has noticed “Former Democratic Gov. L. Douglas Wilder said Wednesday that his party’s gubernatorial nominee, R. Creigh Deeds, is at risk of becoming the “me, too” candidate.” (Washington Times) Wilder spoke about the upcoming special session and the call for restitution for a […]