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Virginia News Headlines: Sunday Morning


Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, August 26.

*Former Gov. Charlie Crist: Here’s why I’m backing Barack Obama

*GOP cancels first day of convention as storm Isaac approaches (If this had happened to the Democratic convention, you just know Pat Robertson, Michele Bachmann, and others in the Teapublican Krazy Krew would have said it was God’s judgement on the evil liberals, blah blah. So…what about now? LOL)

*Citizen Koch goes to Tampa (That says it all about the Republicans right there, and all bad.)

*Schapiro: Not much left of McDonnell road plan (“One hears murmurs about random Republicans, even ahead of next year’s statewide and House elections, screwing up the courage to raise the fuel tax. A penny increase is good for $50 million, money that would come out of a lot of pockets – and more than McDonnell’s tolls would produce by pinching a few.”)

*Hurting Virginia’s clean air efforts

*Intriguing story lines for Va. contingent in Tampa (“McDonnell’s future, Bolling-Cuccinelli contest, Paul contingent among the subplots.”)

*Obama to speak at Charlottesville pavilion

*Virginia GOP delegates are ready for the big show in Tampa

*Va. GOP hope Obama’s focus on social issues helps Romney (I love it, Republicans make crazy comment after crazy comment, not to mention extreme vote after extreme vote, yet it’s OBAMA who’s got the “focus on social issues?!?” As usual with Republicans their allies in the corporate, codependent media, up is down and hot is cold.)

*Arlington promoting ‘next generation of transit’

*Editorial: Continue discussing Stadium Woods (“The Virginia Tech wooded area is safe for now, but long-term preservation is a more complex issue.”)

*Children of Hispanic immigrants in region help bridge language divide

*Nationals hit a pothole in Philadelphia

  • Gee, ya think? 🙂  Anyway, after Romney loses in November, I definitely expect Jeb Bush to step up and take a major leadership role in saving the Republican Party from the crazies. At least I hope so, for our country’s sake, as I firmly believe we need a strong conservative party and a strong progressive party in this country. Right now, I’d argue, we have a John Birch Society loony-right party, and a centrist/corporate party, with no left wing to speak of. That’s not a healthy state of affairs.

  • Gotta love it.

    Mr. Paul, in an interview, said convention planners had offered him an opportunity to speak under two conditions: that he deliver remarks vetted by the Romney campaign, and that he give a full-fledged endorsement of Mr. Romney. He declined.

    “It wouldn’t be my speech,” Mr. Paul said. “That would undo everything I’ve done in the last 30 years. I don’t fully endorse him for president.”