The Score: They’re back…

On this podcast edition of The Score radio show…

The General Assembly has returned to Richmond, putting the commonwealth at risk. The native political class is intent on passing rafts of new bills, but Scott wonders when they will get around to repealing a few that have outlived their usefulness. Scott delves into a couple of matters on the agenda, including a proposal to limit the use of school suspensions and expulsions (which Scott think is needless meddling in local affairs). Another idea would deal with hunting dogs. Or at least the roaming bands of dogs that have some people in a right old tizzy. Scott says let the local landowners handle such matters themselves, and not get the state involved.

Then, Mr. Obama’s farewell. It brought tears of sadness and regret to the eyes of some, peels of laughter and joy from others. Scott runs through the clips, for those inclined to relive the long, fluffy goodbye. With plenty of looks back at some of Mr. Obama’s more interesting verbal moments. Some of which are unintentionally hilarious.

Later, Scott and I discuss the gubernatorial race, including the newest entrants, Democrat Tom Perriello and Republican Denver Riggleman. I have unkind things to say about the Gillespie and Northam campaigns, good things to say about the new candidate — who are talking to, not at, people. There is a difference.

Scott then grabs his safety harness as he wades into a letter Mr. Perriello sent to Virginia Democrats. Scott believes it is laden with left wing platitudes, promising a bigger, more expensive, more intrusive state. It’s a pitch some will find irresistible.

Plus, the latest edition of the federal pork book is out, courtesy of Sen. Jeff Flake. Yes, the government wants to know about monkey drool.

And Scott also wants to know what folks think should be the theme song of the Perriello campaign, and he’s asking for listener suggestions. Mine is from the great Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass…

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