Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, August 31. Oh yeah, and check out the bizarre video from the Teapublican Lying Liars Freak Show in Tampa. Thank goodness it’s over (although it was entertaining at times); now get out there and work your a**** off through November 6 to reelect President Obama, elect Tim Kaine, and elect as many Democrats to the House as possible!
*Fact checking Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech at the GOP convention (Lie after lie after lie, according to the independent fact checkers…that’s Romney/Ryan!)
*Romney states his case (“He describes Obama’s failures more clearly than his own plan for success.”)
*Dionne: Romney’s Etch a Sketch speech (Note: Here’s a transcript of Romney’s idiotic lie fest if you really want to read it.)
*Robinson: The GOP’s steady diet of whoppers
*Details scant in Romney plan to restore fiscal responsibility
*Legacy of George W. Bush looms over Tampa
*Clint Eastwood goes unscripted with punchy speech at Republican convention (video) (Weird, weird, weird.)
*Cantor reacts to Powell RNC ad blitz
*Amtrak service to link Norfolk, D.C.
*Special election for N.Va. state delegate
*Cantor takes pride in fellow ‘Young Gun’ Ryan (Well, they’re both pathological liars and ambitious politicians, so I can see why they’d admire each other).
*Bolling, Cuccinelli take one election at a time
*Warring Virginia Republicans unite for Romney in Tampa
*http://delray.patch.com/articles/kaine-focuses-on-latino-outreach-in-arlandria (“U.S. Senate candidate takes walking tour of Arlandria, talks economy with Hispanic business leaders”)
*Virginia Rest Areas Sponsored by Geico
*Eagle cam stars need a new home
*Huguely sentenced to 23 years
*One-two punch powers Nationals