Today the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by Delegate Jim LeMunyon (R-Fairfax) in which he expressed support for a new constitutional convention. In the past legislative session LeMunyon sponsored House Joint Resolution 183 which formally called on Virginia to submit an application for a convention as outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution.
LeMunyon gave Bearing Drift an exclusive interview on this matter last week and it will be included in April’s E-Zine. As it turns out, there might be more support for a convention than most people are aware. If you have not subscribed to the E-Zine, do so now!
In an election year during a recession, what genius thinks elected officials, especially those facing the voters in mere months, are going to gamble their political futures on a tax increase that amounts to less than one percent of the budget?
Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessom’s dropped the ancient cuss “cotton-pickin'” in a Virginian-Pilot article about the creation of an African American Roundtable. The thought police have spoken.
Sources tell BearingDrift that discussions are ongoing about seeking former/current 2nd District candidate Chuck Smith for the 3rd District nomination, given the lack of contendors in the current field.
Ken Cuccinelli’s online petition is doing better than the Democrats, despite press releases claiming how well the Dems are doing.
Scott Rigell has accused Scott Taylor and Ben Loyola of copying his proposed Congressional reforms. Bearing Drift has learned that a Kansas campaign working with Rigell did email Taylor the plan on March 20, two days before Taylor and Loyola released their “Contract on Congress”.
Industry sources are speculating that allowances for exploration of the Virginia coast will move forward Wednesday, despite obstruction from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
I guess they need readers. Why else would Ben Tribbett and Lowell Feld pull an issue out of the…um…air to attack Jim Hoeft?