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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Right-Wing Editor of the Daily News Record humbled by Webb's announcement!

If you live in the Valley, maybe you've had the pleasure of reading the right-wing (and always predictable) editorials from the Daily News Record? But in response to James Webb's recent announcement that he'd be seeking the Democratic nomination for Senate, the editor's normally caustic and arrogant tone was a bit muted, in what almost appeared to be to the point of concern.

I'm sure the thought of loosing Virginia's poster boy for partisan right-wing politics gives the DNR's editor nightmares. For once, I have to say that the DNR's editor wrote an editorial which I agree with 100 percent! Therefore, I'm left to believe that the DNR's editor does indeed have a grip on reality after all, but only when there is no other choice!

This editorial appeared in the Daily News Record on Feb. 9, 2006
A Tough Race?
Sen. George Allen’s re-election was assumed to be a shoo-in for the incumbent. As a result, the Virginia Senate race was thought to be one of the more uninteresting of this political year.
However, former Navy Secretary James Webb may have just raised Democratic hopes. A graduate of the Naval Academy who served in Vietnam as a marine, Mr. Webb said he would seek the Democratic nomination this year.

Although he served as the Navy Secretary under President Ronald Reagan, Mr. Webb has been a strong critic of the war in Iraq. In addition to his political career, he has written six novels and a good history book entitled, "Born Fighting," the story of people of Scots-Irish descent in America.

While Sen. Allen is clearly the favorite, the appearance of Mr. Webb gives the Democrats a strong and credible candidate, although one with a name recognition not as high as Sen. Allen.

What is unknown is how good a candidate Mr. Webb will be — writers are not widely known for personal or political skills. In addition, Mr. Webb has at least one challenger for the Democratic nomination.But on the political scale, the Virginia Senate race may have just jumped up from "dull" to "one to watch."


  • At 2/12/2006 9:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Who writes the editorials for the D-NR anyhow? Rush Limbaugh?


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