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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Kate Griffin at UVA Tonight

After yesterday's "discussion" over at Commonwealth Conservative regarding our Party Chair, Kate Obenshain Griffin, I received an email from a source who informs me that said Party Chair will be speaking to a group of students at the University of Virginia this evening.

Here's the info:
"Running on Empty: Why Campus Liberals and Hypocritical Democrats Can't Win."


Republican Party of VA Chairman Kate Obenshain Griffin (CLAS '91)

Wednesday, March 22nd at 6p.m.

Jefferson Hall (Hotel C on the West Range)

This event is open to the public and all are encouraged and welcomed to attend.

Named by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as one of the rising starts in the Republican Party, Kate Griffin has worked tirelessly to defend and advance conservative principles in Virginia and beyond since becoming chairman in fall of 2003. She has led rallies, held press conferences, orchestrated grassroots movements, served on the RNC's platform committee and co-founded and now co-chairs a political leadership training program for Republican women. Chairman Griffin has made several appearances on NPR, C-SPAN and the Fox News Channel. She is featured in the book Great American Conservative Women.

Kate Griffin is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she served as editor of the Virginia Advocate.

Check out her complete bio at

and another article from the Arts and Sciences Council

Co-Sponors: Network of enlightened Women (NeW), the Virginia Advocate, The Federalist Society, College Republicans, Law GOP
Sounds like a great event. I hope that all of the good Republicans in Charlottesville will be there to support her.


Blogger Shaun Kenney said...

I'll have to let Mrs. Kenney know.

10:02 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't make it to this one, but last night at VCU Bob Holsworth's class got to hear Delegate Chris Saxman speak. Almost every class, we have a speaker involved in VA politics come for an hour or two, this week was by far the best yet.
What we got was an actual comprehensive talk on the current budget situation. Now, I don't quite remember the exact numbers, but Delegate Saxman mentioned that even though taxes keep being increased, we are still finishing the fiscal year with a surplus, and are expecting to do the same this time as well. Why then can anyone think raising taxes again is a good idea?
One thing discussed was the issuance of bonds for the purpose of financing transportation projects. With current interest rates at 3.7%, we could finance road projects with little cost, or debt. This would also continue the flow of money through growth and investment, not just add to the bottomless pit of government taxing and spending.

We all know that a private entity will be more productive and effective than a government agency, why?, because of incentive. Allowing private companies to take over some major roadways, we could not only lower the cost of building and expanding, but would lower congestion. A private company would not operate anywhere near the amount of waste that the VDOT does. This is obviousally something that needs further discussion and cannot be blindly handed over, but it is deffinetly worth looking into and should be amoung the top of the list.
I fould some of the information on Delegate Saxman's blog helpfull (

All in all, I was very impressed with what I heard last night and wanted to share some of it with all of you. If the rest of our representatives were like Delegate Saxman, I think we would all be a little better off. And among the many questions asked last night, I think one(especially in the current situation) was the most poinent; "So, Delegate, when are you planing to run for Governor"
--When indeed--

12:45 PM

Blogger Old Zach said...

Thanks for the recap, anon. Proximity is certainly an asset for the VCU Poli Sci program. Good stuff.

1:07 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone know what delegate saxman is running for? i keep hearing lg in 2009... anon 1245, what was his answer in holsworth's class??

8:55 PM


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