(Because of a technical malfunction that crashed this site on April 4, and took down every post and comment after March 14, the following has been re-posted. It was originally written March 24, 2008.)   The General Assembly is no longer in session, at least for now, but we couldn't help resuming for the day our QOD because there were two good ones at the LG's news conference, held in the Capitol's Senate Room 1.

When asked by a reporter if the lack of a nomination battle would have the negative effect of not activating the grassroots, Lieutenant Governor Bolling said:

"The troops will be energized because we've lost the last two two gubernatorial elections. I think that's all motivation the grassroots need."

When asked about all the candidates, prospective and announced, who were looking to run for lieutenant governor, the LG cited the often referred to vault in his conference room. (The LG's office is in the Oliver Hill Building which once was the state Finance Building.) He said:

"Jean Ann (his wife) asked the other day, ‘What do they think is in that vault?'"