Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Connolly vs. Verizon--- Round 1

Everyone's favortie person in Fairfax, Chairman Gerry Connolly, has decided to take on Verizon telephone in its attempt to bring the battle over the telephone tax to its customers. It will be interesting to see how this one turns out. I did not like this response from Connolly:

But yesterday, Connolly said Verizon's marketing campaign had thrown an "irritant" into the utility's relationship with the state's largest local government. "Ironically, they're asking us to enter a new relationship while they're attacking local government," Connolly said.

A local business trying to expose the irregularities in the phone tax structure now has to worry about upsetting the local board and hindering their right to expand their business? COME ON! Can someone please send this man a clue and tell him to get off the back of a profitable company that wants to bring JOBS into his county. Oh and Gerry, I would bet that the tax base generated by Verizon would more than overcome the few dollars you might lose under the tax restructuring. This man never ceases to amaze me. Calling all Fairfax Republicans- Would someone with a chance of winning please run against this man in 2007?!?! Please dear lord someone do it. I personally vote for Dave Albo, though he is looking for the title of "Speaker" next to his name in the net 10 years or so.

14 Comments:

At 8/03/2005 10:27:00 AM, Anonymous Ben Tribbett said...

There could be no more important task then defeating Gerry Connolly in 2007. I think we need a female Chairman Davis....

 
At 8/03/2005 12:14:00 PM, Blogger MR JMS said...

Should we start a "Draft Jeanne Marie" movement? She did run for the board before and was unsuccessful. But, we might just a need a Davis to bring back the boardship to the GOP.

I smeel an open discussion coming.

 
At 8/03/2005 04:22:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Jeanne Marie's a great lady, but theres no way she could take on Connolly succesfully. We need an inside the beltway Republican(which there basically is none), or a STRONG conservative, with a large grassroots base, like Ken C. , Elaine McConnell and Michael Frey seem doubtful countywide.
Steve Hunt ,anyone?

 
At 8/03/2005 05:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"a STRONG conservative, with a large grassroots base..."

In Fairfax? Yeah. OK. We'll get right on that.

 
At 8/03/2005 05:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craddock. Golden. Cuccinelli.
-There IS still hope out there

 
At 8/03/2005 08:50:00 PM, Blogger MR JMS said...

Craddock- To young

Cuccinelli- To divisive inside the beltway

Golden- Needs to win a Del race first

 
At 8/04/2005 11:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Craddock. Golden. Cuccinelli."

I'm sorry, I thought you sais "with a large grassroots base". I also assumed that you wanted someone who would get more than 35 percent against Connelly. My mistake.

 
At 8/04/2005 01:13:00 PM, Anonymous Ben Tribbett said...

If the Republicans run someone who is a "social conservative" Connolly will make them the issue like he did against Brickner.

To defeat Connolly- he must be the issue.

Here's a Dem cheering you on to do it!

 
At 8/04/2005 03:29:00 PM, Blogger MR JMS said...

Brickner should be the starting point for all other GOP-ers to begin.

 
At 8/04/2005 04:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right! Bryckner SHOULD be the starting point. I'll bring the books, you bring the matches and lighter fluid!!

 
At 8/04/2005 05:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another alternative to the usual suspects (Frey: should have last time; McConnell: getting batty; Kook-er-elli, I mean, Cucinelli; Craddock: please; Golden: how many times is an individual allowed to run for elected office?) would be a charismatic business leader that could appeal to both conservatives and the rest of the People's Republic of Fairfax County. The problem is that the Supervisors in Fairfax make nominally more than those in Prince William (I think they throw in a beer with the peanuts).

 
At 8/04/2005 07:07:00 PM, Anonymous Sorrel said...

Maybe you could get George Fitch to move up there. More artful would be to trick Connelly into annexing Warrenton, and then we'd have George in the bargain. Might just appeal to Connelly's ambitions. My impression is that Fairfax Rs are in shambles and that they have no strong figure to run. They have so dissipated themselves on the ultimately meaningless, but virulently fought tax and values issues that they don't know how to get elected in a County that may be more difficult to govern properly than are all but a handful of states. The last post may be on to something. An accomplished business leader who knows how to organize and budget, but who can afford to devote a few years of his life to public service.

 
At 8/04/2005 10:24:00 PM, Anonymous mitch's wife said...

Greg Evans received more votes in both 2003 and 1999 than any other Republican in Fairfax County. He's your man.

 
At 8/05/2005 01:15:00 PM, Blogger MR JMS said...

That was our rationale behind Birckner. Run the lady that was the best performing Republican in total votes in all of Virginia in 1999.

That worked out well for us.

 

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