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Friday, January 20, 2006

Kaine to deliver Democratic Response to State of Union

The Washington Post has confirmed that Gov. Kaine will deliver the Democratic response to President Bush's State of the Union address.
I give the Democrats credit on this selection. Picking an "Outside the Beltway" figure who had electoral success in a Republican state is a surprisingly smart move. Certainly it is better than allowing Sen. Biden to get on area and wander off into memories of college, or his son playing baseball, or whatever whim strikes him.
For myself, I'm torn. Much as with Gov. Warner, I particularly enjoy seeing Virginians do well, regardless of the circumstances. On the one hand, if we have to have a Democratic president, I would much prefer it be Warner than HRC. On the other, if the Democrats nominate Warner, he would have a pretty good shot at winning.
I guess the level of talent produced by our fine Commonwealth is both a blessing and a curse.

3 Comments:

Blogger Virginia Centrist said...

"Certainly it is better than allowing Sen. Biden to get on area and wander off into memories of college, or his son playing baseball, or whatever whim strikes him."

Ha ha. Nice

12:23 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is no one de-cying Kaine's acceptance?! He ran promoting bi-partisanship in the Commonwealth. What kind of message and tone does it send so soon after his inauguration? It will antagonize state Republicans and erase any honeymoon he may have enjoyed. Governor's work both sides of the aisle to do what's best for the state...regardless of party affiliation. At least Jim Gilmore waited to leave office before becoming GOP Chairman. Bad move, Tim.

2:16 PM

 
Blogger f mcdonald said...

I'll be watching for sure. Rumor has it that the 'brow will be securely taped in place for Prime Time TV.

6:05 PM

 

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