Virginia News Stand: November 11, 2009Nov. 11, 2009
Annotations & Elucidations "Stylistic" Election Coverage
The Communications Department didn't come up with much from conventional news sources today, but I dug around and found, in of all places, in-depth election coverage and post mortems from Richmond's too-old-to-be-hip-anymore weekly freebie, Style Weekly, which now delves into the business of the serious. It's done a decent job, too. Of particular interest are the hat-tips to Republicans by Democrat guru-strategist Paul Goldman and the whining of Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, Equality Virginia's lobbyist. University of Richmond Professor Daniel Palazzolo harangues Governor Tim Kaine and Scott Bass gets about half of it right. It's funny when liberals try to manipulate conservative mandates by telling us what they want the results to mean is fact, and then fratricidally turn on themselves (a sure sign that their interpretation of the results is a disingenuous attempt to water down the victory).
Elsewhere, Republican Ron Villanueva was declared the winner in the closest House of Delegates race, but it's only one step toward resolution, and will go on still longer, for sure. Attorney General Bill Mims is doing what all former attorneys general do (especially those who fill out a term of an elected one), and that is sign on with a big bucks power law law firm, while Senator Edd Houck (D-17, Spottsylvania) makes the news for the second day on the trot, describing a dour picture of state funding to localities. Nationally, the Washington Post reports that pro-abortion activists are trying to muzzle the free speech rights of pro-life clinics and information centers.
Villanueva declared winner in 21st District race (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)
Houck paints dire budget picture to city and Spotsy (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)
Attorney General to join Hunton and Williams (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Kaine Takes a Hike (Style Weekly)
Disclaimer proposed for anti-abortion clinics (Washington Post)
McDonnell, Picture Perfect (Paul Goldman/Style Weekly)
Presumptive Politics (Paul Goldman/Style Weekly)
McDonnell's Power Surge (Scott Bass/Style Weekly)
Democratic Downers (Margaret Edds/Style Weekly)
Shilling For Bob (Claire Guthrie Gastañaga/Style Weekly)
Losing Legacy (Daniel Palazzolo/Style Weekly)
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" (Glenn Foden/Townhall.com)
"A Year Later . . ." (Scott Stantis/Townhall.com)
Statement Of Former Attorney General Bob McDonnell On The 4th Circuit's Upholding Of Virginia's Partial Birth Abortion BanJun. 25, 2009
STATEMENT OF FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB McDONNELL, WHO SECURED THE APPEAL TO THE FULL UNITED STATES 4TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
I am pleased that the full U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Virginia's Partial-Birth Infanticide Ban. Virginia's ban was passed by the General Assembly with bipartisan support. The law reflects the will of the people of the Commonwealth and is substantially similar to the federal ban on the procedure which was ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States. I congratulate Attorney General Bill Mims for his successful handling of this appeal.