June 09, 2009

Gratuitous Old Dominion Observation

Today is the Donks' Primary Day for selecting a candidate for this fall's gubernatorial election here in Ol' Virginny. It's a three way race among Craig Deeds, a fairly conservative state rep; Brian Moran, a much more liberal one; and former Clintonista Terry McCauliffe. Whoever wins today goes against the GOP's Bob McDonnell, the former state AG.

McCauliffe was out glad-handing at my Metro stop this morning. As I smiled and said "Good luck", two thoughts occured to me. First, I wondered how well his Noo Yawk carpetbagger accent - readily apparent in the teevee ads that seem to be everywhere - is going to play outside the NoVA burbs.

Second, I thought "Jesum crow am I sick of politics!" Wonder how many other people felt the same way.

UPDATE: An easy win for Mr. Deeds. Ha, ha. Go back to New Yawk, Terry! My resentment against McCauliffe's presumption that he could stroll into ol' Virginny and pick up the governorship was bolstered by the fact that his daughter played on one of the Llama-ettes' soccer team a year or two ago and he never showed up for the games. Ack! Thpppppptttth!!!

Posted by Robert at June 9, 2009 08:21 AM | TrackBack

Heyyyyyy!!!! Go easy on the accent thing, Terry and I are from the same hometown (he's a year or two younger than me)and I SURELY don't have an accent. Probably because I havent lived in central NY for 40 years.

I wonder how non-democrats like me took advantage of Virginia voting laws that permit any registered voter to vote in any primary. My strategy is to vote against the person I would least like to see in the general election. To date I'm batting 100%.

Posted by: NOVA Curmudgeon at June 10, 2009 07:49 AM

Hey, I'm a Yankee transplant myself, but neither you nor I are ever likely to run for governor here.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at June 10, 2009 08:12 AM