• Biggest mistake the GOP could makePolitics

    It would rank right up there with picking Gerald Ford over Ronald Reagan. A great post by Agricola on this blog couldn’t be more wrong, as it calls for a return of Virgil Goode to the 5th Congressional race. “I encourage you to check out the new 2010 model Virgil Goode Cutlass Sedan XL version.” […]

  • Sledd to serve as Senior Economic AdvisorPolicyPolitics

    Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Robert Sledd will serve his administration as a Senior Economic Advisor, an upaid senior-level position. McDonnell announced that Jim Cheng would serve as Secretary of Commerce and Trade. McDonnell Press Release: Governor Bob McDonnell’s Cabinet Sworn-In McDonnell and Sledd had been criticized because Sledd wished to retain his position […]

  • Governor McDonnell’s Inaugural AddressPolicyPolitics

    Full text of McDonnell’s Inaugural address Jan 16, 2010 Thank you. Mr. Speaker. Lt. Governor Bolling. Attorney General Cuccinelli. Members of the General Assembly. Distinguished guests from around the world and across the country, family and friends, my fellow Virginians. Good afternoon!

  • VPOD 87: George Allen and AFP rally energizes conservative “community organizers”Podcasts

    Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, former Governor George Allen, Del. Brenda Pogge, State Sen. Mark Obenshain, Phil Cox (Bob McDonnell’s campaign manager), Tim Phillips (Director of AFP), Ben Marchi (State Director of AFP) and Congressman Bob Goodlatte all spoke at an Americans For Prosperity rally at the Marriott Richmond today. The theme – keep it up! […]

  • Thoughts on the InaugurationPolicy

    First and foremost, I apologize about the lack of live posts. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of running my iPhone battery down to nothing prior to the ceremony. Aside from this error, this was my first time witnessing an inauguration in person. It was an experience I will never forget. From witnessing the Drum and […]

  • McDonnell inaugurated as Virginia’s 71st governorPolicy

    Gov. Bob McDonnell was sworn in as the 71st governor of Virginia earlier this afternoon at exactly 12:29 pm, according to my watch. A clearly humble, yet enthused, McDonnell struck on familiar campaign themes during his inaugural address: creating opportunity and jobs, making Virginia the energy capital of the east coast, working with President Obama […]

  • Live from Richmond: It’s Inaugural Day!Policy

    Welcome to the first of many live posts that will be broadcast throughout the day for the Inauguration. There is a live video feed available on Bob McDonnell’s inauguration website. Also, keep track of Bearing Drift’s Flickr account for pictures throughout the day.

  • Moving day at the Virginia Executive MansionCatch-All

    Moving day at the Virginia Executive Mansion Originally uploaded by bearingdrift A wonderful sight indeed.

  • Bearing Drift coverage of the InaugurationPolicy

    This weekend marks the inauguration of Virginia’s 71st governor – Bob McDonnell – and we’ll be there. Here are a few great ways you can participate too. Add your photos to the Flickr group photo page: Call into the live podcast of the festivities from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The number to call […]

  • Remembering Virginia’s rich heritageCatch-All

    This weekend, Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell will be inaugurated as Virginia’s 71st non-colonial governor, which practice began when Patrick Henry took the oath on July 5, 1776 following Virginia signing onto the Declaration of Independence. In looking back at the names of our Virginia governors, you’re struck by the strength of character, patriotism and perseverance most […]