Virginia News Stand: November 23, 2009Nov 23, 2009
Annotations & Elucidations Will Dave Marsden's Quick Move Move Him To The Senate Or Backfire?
News in the two Virginia Senate special elections is heating up. In the 37th district, which is open due to the election of Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli, Democrat Delegate Dave Marsden is being pressured to resign his House seat now that he is officially campaigning for the Senate. The reason: If elected, he will leave the 41 district delegate-less in the House for a good portion of the 2010 General Assembly while yet another special election is called. Marsden refuses, but there is another twist: Marsden doesn't live in the Senate district, so he is taking a room in the home of a supporter who lives in an overlapping precinct. It gives new meaning to carpetbagging. It may solve (cheesily) the technical residency requirement, but it's brazenness may alienate voters.
In Commentary, Thomas D. Segel looks at a doctor shortage that will get worse under Obamacare, Star Parker writes about D.C.'s new homosexual friendly city council, and Henry Lamb weighs in on property rights. Meanwhile, the AP's Tom Raum analyzes the Federal Reserve's massive liquidity policies that are cheapening the dollar and sinking the economy further, faster.
Kaine: 'Not out of the woods yet' on economy (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Officials seek ways to deal with budget shortfall (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
GOP asks Marsden to resign House seat (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)
Health care divides Senate hopefuls at GOP forum (Norfolk Virginian-Pliot)
8th Senate District GOP primary may go nasty — and quick (BearingDrift.com)
FBI: More anti-religious, anti-gay hate crimes reported (AP/Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)
Schumer: Dems ready to go-it-alone on health care (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Senate Democrats at odds over health care bill (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Mammogram guidelines spark debate over health bill (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Palin dines, prays with Rev. Billy Graham in NC (AP/GOPUSA.com)
RI bishop asked Kennedy in 2007 to avoid Communion (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Fed under fire as public anger mounts (Tom Raum/AP/GOPUSA.com)
Where Have All The Doctors Gone? (Thomas D. Segel/GOPUSA.com)
U.S. Capital Going The Way Of Sodom (Star Parker/GOPUSA.com)
They're Still After Your Water (Henry Lamb/GOPUSA.com)
Give Me Character Over IQ Any Day (Doug Patton/GOPUSA.com)