Annotations & Elucidations
The News Stand is back after a bit of a late summer break. After all, nothing happens this time of year, anyway, right? So, we're getting right back into it with a pretty large News Stand. Leading off is an interesting bit of news breaking about the Democrat gubernatorial candidate, Senator Creigh Deeds. Seems back in the day, oh, about 10 years ago, he wrote some of his own thoughts on homosexuals. Uncovered by The Weekly Standard and reported by our friends at Bearing Drift.
But that's not all. Senator "Not Going To Run A Divisive Campaign" seems to have some out-of-control staff in Hampton Roads. Bearing Drift, again, with the details. Is this negativity a trend?
In fact, we have been e-mailed some pictures of dirty tricks in Buena Vista during the Labor Day Parade and we hope to have them up today.
Bearing Drift also has an update on several House races — let's not forget the House campaign — with a report on a negative mailer (yes, a trend) and interesting polling numbers on a seat held by a liberal Democrat in a district the GOP carries in statewide races, but which it has not been able to find traction on at the House level. Almost given up on, unexpectedly, it's back in play. A GOP pickup there would be huge. At the least, the numbers might dictate a reallocation of campaign dollars by state Dems to protect an incumbent, which would hurt their chances in other targeted districts. (By the way, congrats to BD — it's the first blog to lead off the News Stand.)
Oh, other than that? How about the budget cuts by the DNC Chairman, Governor Tim Kaine? Furloughs and layoffs for state employees and education cuts. Is this what the unions voted for four years ago?
Nationally, actress Patricia Mauceri claims she was fired from her long standing role because of her objection to her character becoming homosexual; the new civil rights movement, education choice, is drawing more attention in dramatic ways (as rights movements usually do); and the Obama administration's health care "reform" numbers are torn apart by the AP. Commentary features the always great Walter Williams and a thought-provoking piece on self-hate by Lisa Fabrizio. Meanwhile, Michael Barone and Bobby Eberle check up what passes for truth by the POTUS as well as his arrogance.
Deeds: "No Special Rights for Gays" (BearingDrift.com)
Deeds staff involved in sign defacement in Newport News? (BearingDrift.com)
Kaine: 593 layoffs, up to 15 percent college cuts (The Daily Press)
Kaine announces 593 layoffs, 2 prison closings, furloughs (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)
Virginia to lay off nearly 600, Kaine says (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
House Update: Amiral tied with Miller in 87th; Comstock, Hugo, Scalley, McConville, Hyland updates (BearingDrift.com)
Mathieson negative at Labor Day — must be desperate (BearingDrift.com)
Deeds campaigns at VUU; Minn.'s Pawlenty helps out McDonnell (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Deeds TV ad pegged to McDonnell's thesis (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Scrutiny Spreads to '03 McDonnell Remarks (Washington Post)
Soap Actress Says She Was Fired Because of Religious Beliefs (FoxNews.com)
Voucher advocates face up to police (Washington Times)
Opposition to Health-Care Reform Revives Christian Right (Washington Post)
Obama disapproval on health care up to 52 percent (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Be quiet America, Washington knows best (Bobby Eberle/GOPUSA.com)
The Convenient Fantasies Of President Obama (Michael Barone/GOPUSA.com)
FACT CHECK: Obama uses iffy math on deficit pledge (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Inflation And Deficits (Walter Williams/GOPUSA.com)
The Limits Of Self-Hate (Lisa Fabrizio/GOPUSA.com)
Obama and The Joker . . . So Much More than a Poster (Bobby Eberle/GOPUSA.com)