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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Farewell

This will be my final post. Effective today, Sic Semper Tyrannis will be closing up shop for good.

It is really hard to say goodbye to the blogosphere. I feel like this community of Virginia bloggers has become part of who I am over the past year and a half, but I am now prepared to walk away. Of course, I’ll continue to read blogs because I’m addicted to Virginia politics, but it will be different to not be a contributor to the debate

Before we shut out the lights here at SST, I wanted to leave our readers with some things to think about. That has been the primary purpose of my series of posts this past week, to get you thinking. I hope that the issues I have raised will continue to be discussed throughout the blogosphere and the Republican Party for a long time to come. My purpose has not been to unfairly attack any individuals or to run down my own Party, though I have tried to be critical.

Throughout the time I have been blogging, my focus has always been on helping Republicans win in Virginia. I don’t think that should come as a surprise to anyone. I am a Republican and I firmly believe that the Republican Party is home to the ideas and values that best serve our nation. I believe that it is the Republican Party whose ideals are most faithful to those of our nation’s founding fathers. Now granted, I don’t always agree with others who share the Republican Party label. I haven’t agreed with everything our President has done, nor do I agree with everything that certain Republicans in Virginia do. However, I have tried to keep things relatively civil and keep the discussion focused on actual issues not personal quarrels.

The hardest part of leaving this blog is knowing that there is so much work left to be done. Each year brings a new election here in Virginia, and new challenges to go with it. I personally look forward to working hard to re-elect Senator Allen and to keep electing capable, qualified, conservative Republicans at all levels of government. However, I feel that my efforts are now best expended in areas other than the blogosphere, and I intended to pursue them with equal vigor to that which I have given this blog.

Finally, thanks so much to all of those people, both in the blogosphere and outside of it, who have supported this effort. Your encouragement has been appreciated, and I hope that our efforts have been worthy of that. I also want to thank Lighthorse Harry and Addison for a most enjoyable time. I look eagerly forward to the next stage.

Best,
Old Zach

P.S. Go Hokies!

18 Comments:

Anonymous Tugboat Phil said...

Thanks for your efforts! I, for one, will miss SST. I also think your blog title was the best one of all.

6:59 PM

 
Blogger Littimer said...

There are only a very few blogs that I follow regularly, and SST would be one of them. Your efforts have without a doubt been worthy of the time put into them, and I just hope the next generation of bloggers can try to fill the void SST will be leaving. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors, and have no doubt the Republican party, and all of Virginia for that matter, will be better served by whatever you plan on doing now.

7:27 PM

 
Blogger Littimer said...

Oh man. I feel like such a dork now. And here I was, laughing at some of the other jesters.

April 1st needs to stop happening to poor saps the likes of I.

7:52 PM

 
Blogger republitarian said...

HOW GAY WAS THAT!!!!

You wasted your valuable time typing all that for an April fool's joke?

I guess you saw where I ripped you a new one?

Have you figured out how important you are yet?

8:25 PM

 
Blogger The Squeaky Wheel said...

Yeah, yeah, Happy April Fools day. We'll see you Sunday for your "Gotcha" Post.

8:43 PM

 
Anonymous Not Larry Sabato said...

Old Zach, Good work and good luck.

12:12 AM

 
Anonymous Brandon Meyer said...

I only hope that this is a joke.

12:38 AM

 
Blogger GOPHokie said...

good luck in your next endeavor guys

1:28 AM

 
Blogger republitarian said...

Well good luck to you guys. I would tell you I'll miss you, but I never read you, except when you were busy attacking the best bloggers in the business.

8:33 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's going to defend Redick's gayness now?!

9:39 AM

 
Blogger kilo said...

Good luck and I wish you the best Zach.

9:41 AM

 
Blogger Shaun Kenney said...

Best of luck fellas. Definitely one of the best blogs in Virginia. Your presence will be greatly missed!

12:27 PM

 
Blogger Charles said...

Yours was one of the first Virginia blogs I started following, and one I probably posted comments to the least. Because I rarely disagreed with you.

Sorry to see you go. Don't let the bits hit you in the butt on the way out.... :->

1:27 PM

 
Blogger Steve said...

Enjoyed it all.

I'll be watching out for you guys to make your marks.

Years from now, when you're in the General Assembly, be kind to us out here in the sticks.

5:04 PM

 
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5:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance! The only thing the Republican party serves is its own interests. Let's see...graduation from law school, "going active" in Air Force JAG, marrying a "spectacular woman" – yep, your future is assured, pardner!

I bet you even think Mitch McConnell is an honest politician. It's people like you, no matter how well-meaning, that have destroyed this country.

11:40 PM

 
Blogger Zul said...

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