Category: Politics

Musings

More ethical questions about Virginia’s governor and his wife

A barrage of emails within the governor’s mansion and office showcase a boatload of concern before a controversial event that had Bob McDonnell and his wife publicly embracing a controversial and questionable drug supplement from a former tobacco company that gave him more than 100 grand and footed the bill for catering of his daughter’s

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Who do we support? None of the above

A local Republican didn’t care for my recent examinations of the mounting misdeeds of Gov. Bob McDonnell and the man who wants to replace him, attorney general Ken Cuccinelli. “Obviously,” he said, “you’re in Terry McAuliffe’s camp.” Obvious, he’s wrong, as political partisans are so often. True, I don’t like McDonnell or Cuccinelli.  Both have

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Musings

Cuccinelli launched McDonnell probe after doing same thing

Press reports reveal Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli launched an investigation of Gov. Bob McDonnell‘s actions that center around a questionable company owner who has showered not only the governor, but also the attorney general, with gifts, free use of his home and other questionable activities. Which makes us wonder.  Is Cuccinelli investigating himself?  Is

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E.W. Jackson: Another stunning embarrassment for Virginia Republicans

Looks like Virginia’s Republican Party got the statewide ticket it deserves this weekend by nominating the incredibly outrageous minister E.W. Jackson as the candidate for Lt. Governor. All one has to do is watch and read the quotes of Jackson to see where the party of the elephant is headed in the Old Dominion. Here’s

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Musings

FBI looking into Gov. McDonnell’s unethical and illegal activities

From The Associated Press: The FBI has begun looking at the relationship between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and the chief executive of a nutritional supplements manufacturer that is the subject of an investigation, two people with knowledge of the review said. Federal authorities began questioning people close to McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, as an

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McDonnell, Cuccinelli caught violating law, living large with ties to donor

New revelations show Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell playing fast and loose with ethics while serving in the Commonwealth’s top job and also expose Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as an office holder who ignored and violated disclosure regulations while hiding his substantial involvement in a company favored by McDonnell and currently suing the state. Cuccinelli, of

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Nowadays, Floyd is a mandatory stop for politicians

Back in the old days, politicians running for office didn’t pay much attention to Floyd.  Now, it’s a mandatory stop.  People like Tim Kaine, former governor and Virginia’s new U.S. Senator, use the stage of the Friday Night Jamboree to display some musical prowess and seek votes. And let’s not forget that Vice President Joe

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09/11/01: One day that changed America forever

September 11, 2001: A clear, crisp fall day in Washington, DC, and New York. I was shooting a routine photo assignment in the District when my Blackberry went off. “Explosion a the Pentagon” the message read. I walked out on the street and looked towards Virginia. Smoke snaked into the air from the direction of

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Once again, we’re none of the above

Seems like every time a piece about a politician is posted on this web site, someone pops off and claims that an article that criticizes (INSERT NAME HERE) is proof that we support the other side. If we point out deficiencies of a lackluster Congressman like Morgan Griffith, it sparks an email or comment that

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