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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

the anti-party

First of all, it's great to be home.

This afternoon Lt. Gov. Sally Pederson (Iowa) and (former) Gov. Mark Warner (Virginia) visited the Democratic Headquarters. Gov. Warner is in town for a fundraiser supporting Gubernatorial Candidate Chet Culver.

When Gov. Warner arrived he gave a quick pep talk to the staff in the office. After the press set up, Lt. Gov. Pederson spoke about the plight of our nation, the upcoming election, and then introduced Gov. Warner. In front of the local press, the staffers and a handful of other spectators, Gov Warner spoke about Chet, Iowa, and the state of our nation. One of the things that really stood out to me was the sentence (loose quote), "The Republican Party is the anti-party. Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion." (I would add -- lead by the anti-Christ, but then, that wouldn't be very nice, would it?) The majority of his speech was about fiscal responsibility and education. After he spoke Lt. Gov. Pederson stood beside him at the mic and said it was time for questions. First question, "Are you running for President?" Lt. Gov. Pederson said, "No." Everyone laughed. Of course, the question was directed at Gov. Warner. Everyone knew that, including Pederson, but her humor was well received. Everyone in the room also knew that would be the first question. And everyone also knows the answer. Although Gov. Warner said that he would not be making a decision about that until after the November elections, he also said that he'd been in Iowa several times recently, and planned on returning many more times (implying that he was running). This man is someone to watch. I'm not saying he's the one that I will vote for in the caucus, but I am saying, he's one to watch. There's just something about him that is appealing. And I really like his green tie.


Blogger ccfunsis said...

chanel 2--saw you

9:51 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Welcome Home. Looks like you had a time of it.

8:53 AM  

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