George Allen’s 11th Listening Tour Kicks-Off

Head on over to Chad Dotson’s Commonwealth Conservative for his take on George Allen’s listening tour.

Here is the schedule for the first week of the tour that starts today. The second week of the tour will be the week of Aug. 21 and include visits to the Shenandoah Valley, Northern Virginia, Southwest, Southside, Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore.

Categories: 2006 Elections_, Virginia Politics_

If Lieberman loses….

If CT Sen. Joe Lieberman loses the Dem primary tomorrow to anti-war, nutroots fav Ned “Don’t Call Me Flanders” Lamont, it could very well be a watershed event as the WashPo stated yesterday. Only it might not be the kind that the WashPo and the nutroots think.

Remember the last watershed event the Dems had? Looks like it could be deja vu all over again. A Lieberman primary loss could be the best thing that could happen for Republicans nationwide by once again putting extreme liberalism forward as the face of the Democrat Party, forcing a respected centrist Democrat such as Lieberman to run as an Independent in the general election. Dem extremism didn’t play very well back in ’02 and I have serious doubts that it will in ’06, either.

Categories: 2006 Elections_, National Politics_, World War III_

Stewart’s Endorsement List

Yesterday I received the first mailing from Corey Stewart’s campaign for PWC Chairman. Atop the letterhead is his campaign committee membership.

Honorary Campaign Chairman
Supervisor John Stirrup (Gainesville District)

Honorary Campaign Committee
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling
Sen. Ken Cuccinelli
Sen. Jay O’Brien
Del. Jeff Frederick
Del. Tim Hugo
Del. Scott Lingamfelter
Del. Bob Marshall
School Bd. Member Milt Johns

It appears that Del. Michele McQuigg is the only GOP member of the PWC General Assembly delegation not on that list. All in all, that is a very impressive list for this early.

If a challenger were to arise to Corey at this point to compete at the nominating convention set in just under two weeks, he or she would need to “run the tables” of all the elected GOPers not on that list. (Keep in mind, such a candidate could very well be among that group.) That would be:

AG Bob McDonnell
U.S. Sen. John Warner
U.S. Sen. George Allen
U.S. Rep. Tom Davis
U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf
U.S. Rep. JoAnn Davis
Del. Michele McQuigg
Chairman Sean Connaughton
Supervisor Maureen Caddigan
Supervisor Wally Covington
Supervisor Marty Nohe
Clerk of the Court Dave Mabie
Sheriff Glen Hill
Soil and Water Conservation Director Steve Danziger
Soil and Water Conservation Director Dan Berrios
School Bd. Chairman Lucy Beauchamp
School Bd. Member Michael Otaigbe
School Bd. Member Don Richardson
School Bd. Member Julie Lucas
School Bd. Member Grant Lattin

This big question is, how many would be willing to commit to a candidate at this point?

Categories: PWC Politics_, 2006 Elections_

What’s on XM?

Well, this weekend on XM Satellite Radio’s ’80s channel and ’70s channel, they’re doing “American Top 40 with Casey Kasem” marathons (the original, complete shows, but without commercials) to kick off this new feature on both channels where they’ll be playing Casey’s shows from now on once or twice a week.

Just one more reason why XM is the official satellite radio of Virginia Virtucon. (And why DirecTV is the official satellite television of Virginia Virtucon — we listen to XM on DirecTV’s music channels in our home when we’re not listening to it in our cars.)

Categories: Entertainment_

It "may be several weeks…"

Although Sean Connaughton was confirmed by the U.S. Senate early Friday morning (just after midnight), it seems, as I mentioned in an update yesterday, that it could still be quite a while before he resigns and a vacancy opens up. According to Sean in today’s Potomac News:

Connaughton, who was first elected to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors in 1999, said it may be several weeks before he vacates the seat. There are several administrative tasks that he must complete before leaving.

Categories: PWC Politics_, 2006 Elections_

Judy Feder’s Latest Campaign Strategy

Sumer, Land of Gozer
Gozer the Traveler
Gozer the Destructor
Gozer the Gozarian
Wait for a sign from Gozer the Traveller; he will come in one of the
pre-chosen forms.
During the rectification of the Vuldronaii, the Traveller came as a large
and moving Torb.
Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the Meketrex
Supplicants,
they chose a new form for him — that of a Giant Sloar!
Many Shubs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the
Sloar that day I can tell you!

Who ya gonna call?

Categories: 2006 Elections_, NOVA Politics_, Humor_

Judy Feder’s Latest Campaign Strategy

Sumer, Land of Gozer
Gozer the Traveler
Gozer the Destructor
Gozer the Gozarian
Wait for a sign from Gozer the Traveller; he will come in one of the
pre-chosen forms.
During the rectification of the Vuldronaii, the Traveller came as a large
and moving Torb.
Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the Meketrex
Supplicants,
they chose a new form for him — that of a Giant Sloar!
Many Shubs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the
Sloar that day I can tell you!

Who ya gonna call?

Categories: 2006 Elections_, NOVA Politics_, Humor_

Harry Reid’s "Enemies List"

Dem Sen. Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has gone off the deepend. He must be drinking too much Kos-flavored Kool-Aid. We’ve got the scoop here courtesy of The K Street Project. First, he tells lobbyists NOT to do the jobs that their members and clients are paying them to do:

CORRUPTION ALERT

Sen. Harry Reid Pressures K Street
Not to Lobby For Tax Cuts

Washington, DC– The K Street Project has recently heard from repeated and credible sources that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and his taxpayer-funded staff are telling the DC lobbying community not to lobby on the Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act of 2006 coming for a vote either this afternoon or tomorrow.

This is corruption–the type of corruption between K Street and the Hill that American taxpayers hate and want to rid their government of. This is precisely the reason the K Street Project exists to highlight the undemocratic practices and pressure that hiring for access brings on the business community.

If businesses, corporations, and trade associations hire lobbyists from leadership offices that are in opposition to their interests, then one has hired a lobbyist for access and not based on free-market, business principles, who are then more loyal to their former employer. When this occurs, the business community can continue to expect such corrupt interference from the Hill.

But wait, it gets better. He has taken it one step further and started creating an enemies list.

CORRUPTION ALERT 2

Breaking News!

Washington, DC— Earlier today we reported that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is telling lobbyists not to lobby for the Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act of 2006 even if the provisions will benefit their clients and/or companies.

The K Street Project has just been notified by repeated and credible sources that Reid has taken his corruption scam one step further. Reid and his taxpayer-funded staff have been calling all Democratic Senate offices and asking for names of the companies, trade associations, and individual lobbyists contacting/visiting their offices in support of the Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act of 2006.

This is corruption–the type of corruption between K Street and the Hill that American taxpayers hate and want to rid their government of. This is precisely the reason the K Street Project exists to highlight the undemocratic practices and pressure that hiring for access brings on the business community.

If businesses, corporations, and trade associations hire lobbyists from leadership offices that are in opposition to their interests, then one has hired a lobbyist for access and not based on free-market, business principles, who are then more loyal to their former employer. When this occurs, the business community can continue to expect such corrupt interference from the Hill.

Whoo-Hoo!!! I’m on Harry Reid’s “Enemies List”!!! To quote another fellow blogger, this is what I have to say to Sen. Reid: “BITE ME!!!”

Categories: Congress_

CONNAUGHTON CONFIRMED!!!!

Late last night, the U.S. Senate confirmed Sean Connaughton as U.S. Maritime Administrator. CONGRATULATIONS SEAN!!!!

From the Congressional Record

Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

Sean T. Connaughton, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration.

UPDATE: No swearing in ceremony has been scheduled yet, so it may yet be a while before Sean takes the oath.

Categories: PWC Politics_, 2006 Elections_

DeLay Must Remain On The Ballot

This is just stupid, not to mention a double standard. It was just four years ago in 2002 when Democrats argued that they had a right to replace Sen. Bob Torricelli on the ballot in New Jersey after he had won his nomination AND the filing deadline had passed for the general election. The court agreed and they made a last minute switch placing former Sen. Frank Launtenberg on the ballot. In Texas, the filing deadline hasn’t even passed yet, but the Republicans can’t name a new candidate to replace their current nominee who doesn’t even live in the state anymore? Ridiculous.

I’ll tell you what. We’ll keep Tom DeLay on the ballot if the Dems kick Frank Launtenberg out of the Senate and replace him with Doug Forrester who was the GOP nominee that year and should have been unopposed. Deal? Didn’t think so….

Categories: 2006 Elections_, National Politics_, Judiciary_

LG Bolling Named To Leadership Post In Nat’l LG’s Assoc.

Bolling Named To Leadership Of National Lieutenant Governors Association
Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Attends NLGA Annual Meeting In Seattle

August 03, 2006

Despite taking office just six months ago, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling has been elected to serve on the leadership committee for the National Lieutenant Governors’ Association (NLGA). Lieutenant Governor Bolling will serve as a South Region-At-Large member of the NLGA Executive Committee.

NLGA is a professional association providing research and training for the officeholders first in line of succession to the governor in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Lieutenant Governor Bolling is also serving on the Executive Committee of the Republican Lieutenant Governors’ Association.

“Lieutenant Governor Bolling was nominated to this position by a bi-partisan group of his peers,” said NLGA Executive Director Julia Hurst. “The positive vote on him from officials of both parties from every region of the country speaks to the high regard to which he is held among his peers.”

“I am honored to have been asked to serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association,” Bolling said. “I have been very impressed with the work NLGA does and the important policy initiatives they promote across our country.”

NLGA’s Executive Committee meets three times a year and is responsible for charting the course of issues and training to be pursued by the nation’s second-highest state officeholders on a number of bi-partisan initiatives. In addition to its specific duties, the committee will also address issues of mutual concern to all members.

Bolling’s election came at NLGA’s 2006 annual meeting, which was held in Seattle July 17-20. Some twenty Lieutenant Governor’s from across the country attended the meeting, along with key members of their staffs and corporate sponsors of the association.

The 2006 annual meeting included presentations on a number of important issues, including the impact that an aging population will have on public policy, how to implement a successful international trade program, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, national health information technology initiatives and various education initiatives for the states.

NLGA adopted three policy resolutions at the meeting. These resolutions include support for additional state funding for the arts; and promotion of the Steptember program, which will encourage physical activity and weight loss during the month of September, and Ending Cervical Cancer In Our Lifetime, which will promote awareness on the prevention of cervical cancer.

While in Seattle, Lieutenant Governor Bolling also took time to visit the corporate headquarters of Starbucks Coffee, Microsoft Corporation and Boeing Enterprises. Each of these major corporations, which are based in Seattle, have a strong presence in Virginia.

Categories: Virginia Politics_, 2009 Elections_