GERRY CONNOLLY HAS ASKED DAVID MILLER TO WITHDRAW FROM CLERK OF THE COURT RACE.
IN A MOVE THAT COULD GIVE DEMOCRATS CONTROL OF THE VIRGINIA SENATE, GERRY WANTS TO REPLACE MILLER WITH OUTGOING LEE SUPERVISOR DANA KAUFFMAN. LEE DISTRICT HAS HUGE OVERLAP WITH THE 39TH SENATE BATTLE BETWEEN JAY O'BRIEN AND GEORGE BARKER AND HAVING DANA ON THE TICKET COULD TIP THAT RACE.
Many years ago, there lived an emperor who was quite an average fairy tale ruler, with one exception: he cared much about his clothes. One day he heard from two swindlers named Guido and Luigi Farabutto that they could make the finest suit of clothes from the most beautiful cloth. This cloth, they said, also had the special capability that it was invisible to anyone who was either stupid or not fit for his position.
This fairy tale was known as "The Emperor's New Clothes."
Today it appears Governor Kaine has two swindlers named Morgan Griffith and Bill Howell that have done the same thing to him.
Sorry for the light posting today, but I am running back and forth to Fairfax Hospital today. As many of you know my dad is on disability for a number of serious medical reasons, and he is having major surgery today to try and correct one of them. He had to shave his beard for this (which makes it major, I had never seen him without a beard before!). They are going through the front of his neck to operate on the top part of his spine where the neck and back connect. It's a series of back to back operations that should take most of the day.
While I am gone today, I wanted to leave you all with a few things to discuss:
Jennifer McClellan had a devastating article about her in Sunday's Richmond Times Dispatch. Click here to check it out. This doesn't surprise me at all- Jennifer loves playing inside games and walking the ethical line and has for a long time. I don't think the netroots will forget her "neutrality" against Benedict Lambert anytime soon in the recent primary either. It might be time for her to consider resigning.
The Daily Whackjob got a recent Jay O'Brien fundraising letter and put it up here. Ignore their funny comments written on it, and just read the letter. Some of it is really bizarre (having a paragraph for where his kids go to school for no reason) and it reads like Jay is really scared.
Don't forget our U.S. Senate poll closes tonight at midnight, so vote today! 2009 Governor's Poll will start at midnight.
UPDATE: Surgery was successful it looks like, although the drugs haven't worn off yet. Thanks for all the nice comments, thoughts and prayers.
Just took a cool quiz- and guess what state I ended up as? Virginia! Try the quiz yourself and tell me what state you got.
Part of the old school, you like both historical sites and crazy
amusement parks. You like saying the word Commonwealth but couldn't really explain the
concept or how it applies to your life. You like five-sided shapes, five-cent pieces,
and possibly anything else having to do with the number five. Every now and then, you
discard chaff from yourself that you just don't feel you need. And since you've been
wondering... yes, there is a Santa Claus. Take the State Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
Senate of Virginia Chap Petersen defeats Jeannemarie Davis John Miller defeats Tricia Stall Ralph Northam defeats Nick Rerras NEW SENATE OF VIRGINIA- 20 Republicans, 20 Democrats
House of Delegates Manoli Loupassidefeats Katherine Waddell Margi Vanderhye defeats Dave Hunt Paul Nichols defeats Faisal Gill Eric Ferguson defeats Charles Poindexter NEW HOUSE OF DELEGATES- 55 Republicans, 43 Democrats, 2 Independents
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors John Foust defeats Joan Dubois NEW FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD-8 Democrats, 2 Republicans
Prince William County Board of Supervisors NO CHANGE-6 Republicans, 2 Democrats
Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Kelly Burk defeats Jim Clem Susan Buckley defeats Mick Staton Stevens Miller defeats Steve Snow NEW LOUDOUN COUNTY BOARD-4 Democrats, 3 Republicans, 2 Independents