Virginia News Stand: March 25, 2010

Annotations & Elucidations Living La VITA

Congratulations to Delegate Sam Nixon, named yesterday as the chief at VITA. We don't envy the job he has sorting out that mess, (ahem, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine), but if anyone can do it, we know it's Delegate Nixon. We'll miss him in the House, where he twice earned The Family Foundation's Legislator of the Year Award and where he chaired the Conservative Caucus before getting elected to chair the House Republican Caucus.

Most everything else is about health care. It won't go away and for good reason. One sign it has legs, especially in Virginia, is the national attention placed on Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's law suit on the government takeover's constitutionality. Today, the New York Times chimes in, twice. One article covers the AG, himself; one on the preposterous allegation that the lawsuit is reminiscent of the fight for desegregated schools. Typical. At least we have a number of great editorial comics for you enjoyment.


McDonnell touts new Va. law in health-care challenge (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Health care fight spreads through Virginia (The Daily Press)

Dems liken health care suit to desegregation fight (The Daily Press)

Va. Democrats demand info on health care challenge (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Chesterfield delegate named new head of VITA (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

George Mason board adopts resolution to "reaffirm" gay policy (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)


Attorney General Moves to Forefront of Virginia Conservative Resurgence (New York Times)

Dems Liken Health Care Suit to Desegregation Fight (New York Times)

Opponents continue to stand against health care (AP/

GOP forces return of health bill th House (AP/

Petraeus denies political side to NH trip (AP/


The Real Issue That Can Turn Congress Upside Down in November (Matt Towery/

Bond Markets Reflect the True Cost of Obamacare (Michael Barrone/


Tainting the Tea Party (Brent Bozell/

Are McCain Republicans Finally 'Seeing The Light'? (Christopher Adamo/

Whatever Happened To The Tenth Amendment? (Harris Sherline/

Vive La Differance (Lisa Fabrizio/

Military Express Health Care Concerns (Thomas Segal/

Editorial Comics

Constitutional Toliet Paper (Mike Lester/Rome News-Tribune)

Who said blue dogs can't be trained? (Gary Varvel/

Health-Care Reform (IRS) (Gary Varvel/ Comics