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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Goode Comments

You would have to have been hiding under a rock not to know anything about the job creation scandal Virgil Goode is facing in the 5th District. Goode has been under heavy fire to explain why he had a defense contractor locate in the 5th District and hire 5th District residents.

Today, he weighed in:
Goode responded yesterday that MZM Inc. had "provided good jobs" in his 5th District, which includes a large part of Southside Virginia.

"One person may have been bad, but a lot of people working for him are pillars of the community," Goode said.
Two major politicos also weighed in on the controversy. First, the Democrat:
Democratic operative Dave "Mudcat" Saunders, based in Roanoke, did not think the MZM donations issue would likely hurt the popular Goode.

Goode goes to weddings in his district, to funerals, and would go to "every birth if they'd let him in," Saunders said. Goode "is the best at constituent services in the world," and the MZM issue "will go off of him like water off a duck's back," he added.
Then the Republican:
Tucker Watkins, 5th District GOP chairman, dismissed the Democratic candidates' talk as "searching for an issue." Watkins said anyone who "knows Virgil Goode and has ridden in his Honda that has over 250,000 miles on it, knows that Virgil Goode is as clean as the newly fallen snow."
One more that I'll add, because it apparently drives Democrats crazy. Anyone who hands out Goode for Congress pencils as an integral part of his campaign strategy is as fresh as the newly fallen snow.


Blogger I'm Not Emeril said...

In the early 70's Virgil was a Democrat. A conservative Democrat. In the early 70's I was a newly enfranchised conservative voter. In the early 70's I voted for Richard Nixon and Virgil Goode. Virgil has not changed since then, though his party afilliation has.
If Virgil is found to be complicent, as has Cunningham, in dollars for votes, then I truly believe he deserves whatever punishment decreed by the court system. Until then, this former Democrat will continue to have my wholehearted support.

9:38 PM


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