• (Updated) McDonnell makes appointments; Drake to be Sec. of Transportation?Policy

    *** Update *** Drake says she’s not considering becoming the next Secretary of Transportation. ************ Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell made several political appointments today, including the much anticipated “Jobs Creation Officer” proposed for Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling during the campaign. Bolling is set to become what McDonnell says is “the busiest Lieutenant Governor in America.” Longtime […]

  • 2nd District: Canvass, Convention or PrimaryPolitics

    Similar to the drama in the 5th district, where in a rare move 6 candidates issued a joint press release favoring a method of nomination that the 7th apparently doesn’t, the 2nd district has some drama of its own. The 2nd district has chosen to have a canvass (firehouse primary with multiple locations) nomination, which […]

  • 5th District: Six of Seven Candidates want ConventionPolitics

    Feda Morton, Ken Boyd, Laurence Verga, Michael McPadden, Ron Ferrin, and Jim McKelvey issued this press release today: Six out of seven of the Republican candidates for the nomination for the U. S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 5th Congressional District have notified unit chairs throughout the district that they prefer having that nomination made […]

  • Verga: In VA-5, NRCC Must Stop the Hurt and Do NothingPolitics

    Guest post by Laurence Verga After the absolute debacle that was NY-23, you would think the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) would learn from its mistakes and stop supporting liberal candidates, especially in primaries. Unfortunately they have not. I know this because the NRCC has endorsed my most liberal opponent for the Republican nomination, State […]

  • Senate Democrats falling apartPolicy

    The health care debate may be leading to greater mental health care for Senate Democrats who are falling apart over their health care takeover. Democrat leader Sen. Harry Reid accused Republicans of acting like the Democrats did over slavery and civil rights. “When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who […]

  • Where was THIS John McCain?Policy

    This is the John McCain I wish we saw in 2008.

  • Taylor appears on Fox News regarding SEALsPolicy

    Scott Taylor, former Navy SEAL, led a protest today against the administration and the potential court martial of three Navy SEALs who brought in the mastermind behind the Fallujah massacre: Awww….the poor terrorist got a boo-boo lip. I wonder how our warriors from Pearl Harbor would feel about it? Interesting…Easter Sunday SEALS take out pirates […]

  • McDonnell endorses Rigell?Politics

    Jeanine is, at least…. Ben Tribbett called it “pathetic” and the governor-elect a “wimp” for “hiding behind his daughter.” But that is if you accept the premise laid out in the Politico article: In the Web ad, Jeanine McDonnell calls Rigell “a longtime friend of her family” — a sign that he’s the incoming governor’s […]

  • Doug Wilder gets itPolicy

    “Virginia families are struggling financially with 10-plus percent unemployment and fallen home values. When Virginians are concerned about whether they will get another paycheck, government should not be spending time figuring out ways to make the people’s checkbooks that much harder to balance.” Doug Wilder, in the Richmond Times Dispatch Why is it that few […]

  • McWaters/Wilson race lacked disclosurePolicyPolitics

    General Assembly members should change this. Yesterday’s election between Jeff McWaters and Rosemary Wilson included tons of advertising and spending. Rumors of how much was spent, and where it come from, abound. The last time a campaign finance report was filed by either campaign was July 15th! And the way I’m reading the SBE schedules, […]