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  •  Good old NoVA.... (none)
    Once again, forced to be the voice of sanity against the tide of conservative GOP downstaters.

    It takes courage.  Dave Englin has it.  Do you?

    All your vote are belong to us. Warner/Feingold 2008

    by Harkov311 on Sun Jan 15, 2006 at 09:56:35 PM PST

    •  I'm a downstater (4.00)
      In Virgil Goode's district.  And I appreciate Englin's words and courage to the point that I hastily diaried this speech a couple of days ago.  I was thrilled to return from the inaugural events to see that lowkell diaried it properly so that Englin's words receive the attention they deserve.

      We're definitely making progress in rural Virginia.  It is a difficult process that requires long-term vision and an understanding of the micro-culture and its inputs.  Balancing ideals against effectiveness is a constant part of the process.

      During elections my state level delegate gets out the vote by painting himself as someone who won't let the "people down in Richmond" run our lives. It works for him.  

      I'm a rather timid person.  And it takes every bit of courage I have to work the polls in a parking lot teeming with pick-up trucks filled with racks of shotguns.  I don't discuss my sexual orientation with voters.  But I do try to explain that gays and feminists aren't out to take over the world, aren't out to make sure that whites are a minority, and other strange stuff.

      Thanks to many others braver, smarter and more articulate than myself, Shannon Valentine from Lynchburg is now one of the "people down in Richmond."  


      Enlisted USMC Vet

      by kgerber on Mon Jan 16, 2006 at 03:53:48 AM PST

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