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It was a Republican president who drove the largest expansion of parkland ever (YAY! TR! Teddy!). It was a Republican who started up the EPA.

How many Republicans can you fit under a single tree in a parking lot? At least nineteen.

When did it become a bad thing in the Republican mind to be an environmentalist?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the U.S. federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.[2] The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order. The order establishing the EPA was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate.– Wikipedia

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Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Thomas Cuccinelli II is the Republican candidate for governor of Virginia.


The Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, Earl Walker Jackson Sr


Senator Ralph Shearer Northam, MD, a candidate for lieutenant governor in the Democratic primary June 11
The democrats met at the Vinegar Hill Cafe in the rehabilitated Jefferson School in Charlottesville. The republicans met in a parking lot on the east side of their Albemarle County HQ, a building that appears to have formerly been a bank.

enough to save Battleground Virginia?

wood art by Michal Mitchell

With a slight, unexpected lift provided by Hurricane Sandy, Mother Nature’s October surprise, President Barack Obama appears poised
to win his second term tomorrow.–Center for Politics

To counter last minute boost from storm Sandy, Mitt Romney jumps on the nature bandwagon, announcing replacement of ticket-mate Paul Ryan with the Lorax.
Of the Lorax’s qualifications, Romney replied “He speaks for the trees”.