Virginia News Stand: May 25, 2010May. 25, 2010
Annotations & Elucidations What's All The Fuss?
The Virginia media can't get over its preoccupation with Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Now the big news is that he and Lt. Governor Bill Bolling are meeting regularly. The AG and Governor Bob McDonnell already are. So, what's the fuss about? There must be a conspiracy, a cabal or more involved. Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist Jeff Schapiro wrote not his first, nor his last, column on the perceived ever changing dynamics within Virginia GOP because of Mr. Cuccinelli: State Republicans can't live with him and they can't live without him seems to be the prevailing wisdom. Meanwhile, the AG continues to make news, last night doing a live interview on Fox News Channel's On The Record with Greta Van Susteran, not because of what he did, but because the feds finally replied to the health care lawsuit he filed. Not surprisingly, the Obama administration is asking for a dismissal. Hey, Mr. Prez: same question to you: What's the fuss?
U.S. seeks dismissal of Va. health-care challenge (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Feds seek dismissal of Va. health care suit (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)
Bolling, Cuccinelli keep each other informed (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tea Partiers cry foul on local rally (Charlottesville Daily Progress)
McDonnell says he did not know about Malek’s past (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fimian poll shows him leading Herrity in NoVa primary race (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)
Rigell's survey says he's the clear frontrunner in GOP race to face Rep. Nye (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)
McDonnell meets with legislative black caucus (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)
Has McDonnell's national rehabilitation begun? (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)
Del. Rust another victim of California thieves (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)
House joins upcoming state furlough day, to tune of $35,000 savings (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)
In George Allen’s book, sports is allegory for politics (Bob Lewis/AP/Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Go west! Dems did, now fight to retain their gains (Kristen Wyatt/AP/GOPUSA.com)
A Senate Majority Comes Closer (Dick Morris and Eileen McGann/GOPUSA.com)
Cuccinelli forces GOP to adjust (Jeff Schapiro/Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Left is right, Right is wrong: Street theatre and protesters in Perriello’s parking lot (Schilling Show Blog and News)
Daily Perriello: “Lefty” McNeill misreports liberal protest at Congressman’s office (Schilling Show Blog and News)
They're All Obama Liberals Now (David Limbaugh/GOPUSA.com)
Financial Regulation Bill is Socialism (Dick Morris and Eileen McGann/GOPUSA.com)
A Plan to Save Europe and World Economic Recovery (Lawrence Kudlow/GOPUSA.com)
Internet Freedom Challenged by Obama FCC (Floyd and Mary Beth Brown/GOPUSA.com)
Who's coming to your door from the census bureau? (Fresh Ink Blog GOPUSA.com)
Obama approval rating drops (Fresh Ink Blog GOPUSA.com)
Virginia News Stand: March 6, 2009Mar. 06, 2009
The Communications Department says he's ill today, so I've cobbled together a couple of interesting articles — or at least an interesting topic: internal strife within the Virginia GOP. Didn't say it was news, because RPV fratricide certainly is nothing new. Still, interesting, as always. Also, there's a link to an interview with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell via podcast at Bearing Drift. Worth the listen (at least read the summary). Something else of interest that is news concerning the gubernatorial campaign: For as much as liberal groups and Democrat candidates have been, and are, ahead of conservatives and Republicans in the adaptation of new media and technology to campaign effect, Bob McDonnell, according to the March issue of Richmond Magazine, is leading all three Dems in a Facebook supporters landslide with nearly 2,100 as of a few minutes ago (at RM's publication it was 1,700). Sorry, no Web links provided by RM, but we hope to have a scan next week.
Va. GOP chief asked to leave (Washington Times)
Major Va. donor named new state GOP finance chief (Daily Press)
VPOD #52: Bob McDonnell, GOP gubernatorial candidate (Bearingdrift.com)
For more substantive polling information than Facebook, there's a recent Rasmussen poll that shows McDonnell leading all three Democrats by significant margins, increasing his December lead over his nearest rival, Terry McAuliffe, who, apparently, has not recovered from liberal blog attacks prompted by not knowing who we are!
McDonnell takes early lead in poll (Pilot On Politics blog)
Coincidentally, in New Jersey, the Republican gubernatorial candidate leads the incumbent, Democrat Machine Boss Governor Jon Corzine, by nine points, with Corzine's approval rating less than 40 percent.
Fairleigh Dickinson poll finds Corzine trailing Christie by 9 points (Newark Star-Ledger)