Monthly Archives: January 2009

In Fairfax, it’s Election Day All Over Again

Voters in Fairfax County are headed to the polls on Feb. 3 to elect a new chairman of the County Board of Supervisors. The special election is pitting Democrat Sharon Bulova against Republican Pat Herrity. The chairmanship became vacant when Chairman Gerry Connolly resigned to assume the congressional seat he won in November. The county is the home to one in seven Virginians.

The Washington Post reported that Gov. Tim Kaine is concerned about low voter turnout.

“Special elections bring lower turnout,” Kaine said. “People aren’t naturally conditioned to vote in a chairman’s race in February, so that requires some special attention.”

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Bill Clinton to Speak at Virginia’s Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner

The Washington Post is reporting that Bill Clinton is headlining the Feb. 7 Jefferson-Jackson Day fundraising dinner in Richmond for the Democratic Party of Virginia. No doubt the former president and spouse of our newly minted Secretary of State will rake in the bucks for the state party, but it makes me wonder how this will play with Terry McAuliffe running for governor. After all, the Macker was Clinton’s money man. No doubt it will be some interesting theatrics on stage that night, although the Post says that Clinton has been asked not to speak about the governor’s race.

Uh huh.

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This is Just Plain Cool

Newspapers around the world covered this week’s inauguration of President Obama. Check out this mosaic of their headlines. How does this technology work exactly?

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Maybe Nancy Has Hope

even-i-have-hopeI don’t know if my muse, Nancy Pfotenhauer has hope. I don’t know her inauguration plans either. Perhaps she went to Josh Bolten and Andy Card’s party at Glen Echo Park, MD  last night. Or maybe she fled town, too depressed over what what all the Fake Virginians and Fake Americans did on November 4.

Or maybe, just maybe, she’s part of the group of McCain supporters who have come around to support President-Elect Obama and his efforts to unite our country.

I hope that even Nancy has hope.

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For Senate: Sully Sullenberger

In New York City today, U.S. Airways Captain C.B. “Sully” Sullenberger successfully made an emergency crash landing into the Hudson River after Flight 1549’s engines failed following a freakish collison with a flock of Canadian geese. Amazingly, all 155 passengers and crew survived.

Do you think Capt. Sullenberger could manage to help President-Elect Obama give our economy a successful crash landing, avoiding castrophe? If so, maybe New York Governor David Paterson should appoint Capt. Sullenberger to Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat.

I mean, I don’t think Caroline Kennedy or Andrew Cuomo could save 155 lives.

Now, of course Capt. Sullenberger is currently a resident of California, but that shouldn’t be an obstacle. Remember, Sen. Clinton was an Arkansas resident before she decided she was a New Yorker.

So I say, Sullenberger for Senate!

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Franken and Burris: What’s Next

Today members of the 111th Congress are taking the oath of office. Al Franken and Roland Burris will not be among them and that is appropriate. Here’s why and here’s what should happen next. Continue reading

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Caroline Kennedy: The More You Know

You know, I imagine that, um, the parents of teenagers across America, you know, will use this video to help shame their kids, um, into being more precise in speaking. You know? 

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