Politics, Charlottesville style.
I’ve been reading a book by Ruth Benedict. Wish we could raise her up from the dead
to write the story of class, race, politics and power in the little town of Charlottesville.
Unusual alliances in blue Charlottesville.
Election morning, Council candidate Farruggio with his children at Recreation precinct.
President Bill Clinton came to town Halloween Eve to support the Macker, Terry McAuliffe, next Governor of Virginia.
There are those who bemoan the difficulty of the choice, having to choose between snake oil and holy water. It really isn’t a difficult choice.
Lots of good writing on the race and on the candidates. My favorite article in the past few days is by Noreen Malone titled
Terry McAuliffe’s Shamelessness Makes Him Loveable
His extremist opponent doesn’t hurt, either
One could always cast a write-in for the fabulous Bomb Dog!
Pole Green Road
Photo finish in the City Hall Basement Conference room. Media on hand to cover the opening of provisional ballots.
Councilmanic Democratic primary contenders Bellamy and Fenwick await results.
Election officials open envelopes, tally votes in local and state primary contests.
Wes Bellamy converses with media following the count. Lisa Provence has the story.
Last Tuesday’s Democratic Primary Councilmanic 2nd place tie supposed to be resolved today at 1330hrs, City Hall, basement conference room.
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. 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
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.
Local folk, waiting for the Republican gubernatorial ticket, in the shade of crape myrtles.