• 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 […]

  • Democrats rev up the attack politics

    I guess they had to cross the water to find a newspaper to print their latest attempts to run away from issues. Heck, when Creigh Deeds is getting beat by Bob McDonnell 55-40 and Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli are up by similar margins, you have to expect mud to fly. So today the Virginian-Pilot […]

  • Creigh Deeds Campaign StrategyPolitics

    Democrat Creigh Deeds is operating an aggressive 3-step campaign strategy as we the critical final 3 months of the campaign season. Step 1 : Republican Bob McDonnell launches an initiative, plan or announcement. Step 2 : The media calls Creigh Deeds’ campaign staff. Step 3 : They shrug their shoulders and say “uhm, we, er, […]

  • Did Pelosi just discipline Glenn Nye?Policy

    Glenn Nye shunned Democrats by opposing every major initiative of Nancy Pelosi this year, except one – Obama’s budget resolution stimulus. The road to budget reconciliation is where the real money is allocated, though and Glenn Nye dropped the ball. According to some nifty reporting by Avenging Archangel, the study for extensions to light rail […]

  • Nye: Health reform must be fiscally responsible (Updated)Policy

    Yesterday, Rep. Glenn Nye (D-VA02), penned an op-ed for Politico on health care reform. It is essential that health care reform includes affordable access for all Americans and coverage for pre-existing conditions. However, reform that simply creates new problems to replace the old ones is not reform at all. It must also be fiscally sustainable, […]

  • Amundson and Saxman collaboratePolicy

    It should come as no surprise to anyone who reads this blog that I have a great deal of respect for outgoing Dels. Kris Amundson (D) and Chris Saxman (R). Therefore, it was entertaining, and bittersweet, reading their joint article in the Washington Post yesterday on “What [they] learned in Richmond”: “Saturday morning cartoons used […]

  • Defending the General AssemblyPolicy

    Another WHRO roundtable (you can watch it here) where I try to convince host Cathy Lewis, blogger Vivian Paige, Virginian-Pilot editor Don Luzzatto and Daily Press reporter Kimball Payne that the world isn’t begging for higher taxes. We talked transportation, where the gang of four pushed hard for higher taxes for transportation and disregarded anything […]

  • Gubernatorial Candidates: Debate No. 1Politics

    Former Attorney General Bob McDonnell and Creigh deeds held their first debate today, sponsored by the Virginia Bar Association, and carried live on the Internet from the Homestead at . McDonnell came out ahead, as Deeds seemed to have done some homework but couldn’t keep up with the pummeling coming from the former Attorney […]