Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, June 25.
*The Virginia Fracas (Typical trash from the Wall Street Journal corporate hack editorial page. In this case, it looks like the $$$$ spent on Hill & Knowlton resulted in a laughable, error-filled monstrosity of an editorial. Fine work, H&K, fine work! Heh.)
*Rally held in support of ousted U.Va. president
*Rally for Honor (“Statements by speakers at the Rally for Honor, Sunday June 24, will appear here, as well as letters sent by those in absentia.”)
*Battle-scarred McDonnell at ‘pivot point’ of leadership (Uh, when has T-Bob ever shown any leadership? Unless you count corporate cronyism and overall cowardice as leadership.)
*Rep. Gerry Connolly says Reagan raised taxes during five years of presidency (TRUE!)
*Fairfax County schools to pay falsely accused teacher $73,000 for legal fees in sex abuse case
*Partisan post polka (“Virginia’s elected officeholders ought to stay away from partisan political posts while serving their constituents.”)
*Former MWAA member used contacts from paid trip to win no-bid contract
*Cost of DUI to rise for many first-time offenders
*Connolly faces moderate Republican in N.Va.
*D.C. area forecast: Trending cooler early week briefly, then return of blistering heat
*Sean Burnett gives up late home run to Matt Wieters as Baltimore snatches three-game series from Washington
P.S. Also, gotta love this one: Americans love the individual components of “Obamacare,” yet don’t support “Obamacare.” Why not? If there’s any logic here, it’s because they don’t like that (in)famous conservative Republican idea, the “individual mandate,” which most health care economists believe is essential to making the individual pieces – no preexisting condition exclusions, no lifetime caps, etc. – work. Other than that, of course, the reason Americans oppose “Obamacare” is that it’s been demonized relentlessly by the right-wing media (e.g., Fox, Rush) and not defended strongly enough by Democrats. Now, the ultra-partisan, Scalia/Thomas/Alito/Roberts Supreme Court will have its say. Can’t wait.