Battle in Virginia

Posted: 10/28/2006 by Floyd in Labels:
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One big critic of the war Jim Webb former secretary of the Navy under Ronald Reagan, touted incompetence in Iraq had undercut the fight against terrorism, as he gave the weekly radio address for the Democrats. Jim's son Jimmy, a marine, is on active duty in Iraq.
The mud-slinging continues in this race as Allen the opponent of Webb through in some sexually elicit passages from his novels that he had written, to which Allen claims is demeaning to women, he is referring to "novels" written by Webb which describes his war years in 'Nam.'
However Allen does like big business;

  • Voted NO on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming bankruptcy to include means-testing & restrictions. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Allen also voted against giving the troops more body armor on vote #376 October 2, 2003 of course he stayed with the Republican majority on the issue, Allen does not have a good record with minorities even before the racial slur materialized and was one of those who voted against the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and against holding companies to hiring minorities.
however I have not yet seen nor browsed through the book written by Allen's sister who alleged Allen to be, basically a bully. Webb countered with this statement concerning his books being brought up in the campaign; At a rally Saturday in Annandale, Va., Webb did address the topic. "I have written about what I have seen and that is the duty of a writer," Webb said. "Maybe George Allen doesn't understand that because I'm told George Allen doesn't read books."
In this race for the Virginia Senate Allen's number's dropped severely when he used a racial slur when referring to a person at one of his speeches after the use of the slur word the race has tightened to practically a dead heat and it is looking like this one is going down to the wire and the mud-slinging is likely to continue, after all you don't expect Allen to talk issues, especially when so many plans have been talked and lamented about, that never have seemed to develop.
Update;
It seems Lynne Cheney has a book of her own in the closet called 'sisters' and apparently the novel features a lesbian love affair and heads up, if you have this book it could be worth right now in the neighborhood of 700/1000 dollars. Do I believe she is that good of a writer? No, people just want to see whats inside, I mean, don't throw stones if you live in glass houses.

4 comments:

  1. Brad says:

    This is great. Some excerpts of "Sisters." http://www.whitehouse.org/administration/sisters.asp

    There was a PDF version of the whole thing there a few days ago, but now it's been taken down. Damn, I wish I had saved that.

  1. Floyd says:

    Dang I wish you had to, I can see why it has been taken down, but if I had one of those books I could make some quick cash on e-bay.

    Thanks for stopping my friend always a pleasure.

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  1. Floyd says:

    Thanks Kraven, and thanks for coming by I visited your place, you have a very nice blog also, stop by anytime and sound off.