Annotations & Elucidations Close Of Business Summer 2009

It's the close of business for the summer, politically speaking anyway, as this week the statewide campaigns hit full gear, shifting from organizational mode and pin pricking for ideas and issues that will stick, and go into full bore general election speed, with ads flying and campaign visits multiplying. No one can ever predict the twists and turns that inevitably happen when the pace gets fast. It's like running full speed while balancing dishes — something's bound to fall, you just don't know when. If nothing falls, that's a surprise as well. One thing is for sure. It won't be boring.  

Nationally, the AP reports that a "health care compromise" is losing steam at the same time it says that the Congressional Budget Office again is shows that the legislation is not what it says it is. Meanwhile, Thomas D. Segel wonders where we'll find the medical professionals if this "reform" passes. If that isn't enough to scare you, Bobby Eberle takes a look at how the Obama administration wants to look in your inbox with its proposed "supervision of the Internet" — in crisis situations, of course. But isn't everything a crisis with the Obama administration?

Events become crises when you can't get to the truth. Supervision of the Internet would further "crisis" claims by stifling the free flow of information, creating the crises liberals thrive on to create more government — government being the answer, always, of solving emergencies. However, fortunately for us, Star Parker isn't afraid of the truth, and she says it's time to discuss it about abortion. So, that's where we stand, at the close of business, summer 2009.

News:

At Richmond fundraiser, GOP upbeat about statewide ticket (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Labor gears up for key governors races (Politico.com)

'89 Thesis A Different Side of McDonnell (Washington Post)

McDonnell's graduate thesis adds new twist to campaign (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Deeds Talks Health Care (Harrisonburg Daily News-Record)

Deeds vows to tame state's computer agency (Washington Times)

Shannon reports plan to combat gangs (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Local GOP activists still standing by their man (The Daily Press)

Required HPV vaccine for 6th-grade girls is optional (The Daily Press)

GOP interest runs high in 5th District (Lynchburg News & Advance)

State Board of Elections OKs registration changes for college students(Roanoke Times)

Board of Elections OKs new voter residency rules (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

National News:

Chances of health compromise continue to fade (AP/GOPUSA.com)

CBO: House bill could raise drug costs for some (AP/GOPUSA.com)

57% Would Like to Replace Entire Congress (RasmussenReports.com)

New GOP tactic: The counter-town hall (Politico.com/Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Commentary:

What's next . . . Obama to control your inbox? (Bobby Eberle/GOPUSA.com)

A Time For Truth On Abortion (Star Parker/GOPUSA.com)

Where Will We Find Healthcare Professionals? (Thomas D. Segel/GOPUSA.com)