Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Exciting News! Our New Lt. Governor Announces Staff!

I was so excited when I heard the news, our new Lt. Governor has announced his staff! RICHMOND, VA – Lieutenant Governor-elect Bill Bolling today announced staff appointments for the Lieutenant Governor’s office and discussed his plans for a series of statewide inaugural events. “Today, I am pleased to introduce the new staff for the Lieutenant Governor’s office and announce a series of inaugural events that we have planned all across Virginia.” Bolling said. “Each member of my staff has displayed an enormous amount of ability, integrity and loyalty; and I am proud to have them on my team.” Randy Marcus – Chief of Staff Randy Marcus served as Campaign Manager for the Bolling for Lieutenant Governor Committee. Prior to joining the campaign, Randy served as Deputy Communications Director for the Florida House of Representatives. Randy has also worked on the campaign staff for President George W. Bush and Senator George Allen. Kristi Way – Deputy Chief of Staff Kristi Way served as Deputy Campaign Manager for the Bolling for Lieutenant Governor Committee. Prior to joining the campaign, Kristi served as District Director for Congressman Eric Cantor, where she managed district staff and operations in the 7th District. Kristi previously served as a Legislative Assistant in Cantor’s House of Delegates office and worked on his first Congressional campaign and re-election campaign. Denise Burch – Director of Constituent Services Denise Burch has served as Senator Bill Bolling’s legislative assistant for the past three years. Prior to that, Denise served as Governor Jim Gilmore’s confidential assistant from 1998 to 2002. Denise also served Gilmore in the Attorney General’s office from 1996 to 1997. Lieutenant Governor-elect Bolling also announced that “Remembering the Past; Preparing for the Future” will be the theme for his weeklong inaugural celebration. He will hold a series of events throughout the Commonwealth to celebrate his inauguration as Virginia’s 40th Lieutenant Governor. Great picks Mr.Bolling, your campaign manager, legislative assistant, and a Cantor pick will make great additions to Richmond. I am supremly confident in Mr. Bollings leadership, and know with all the power granted to the Lt. Governor, that he will be able to keep Tim Kaine in check. Who's with me..Bolling '09?

29 Comments:

At 11/22/2005 11:07:00 PM, Blogger Devin Drumheller said...

Not with you. Though I admire Bill Bolling, I don't think he's the man we need in 2009. If McDonnell survives the recount against Deeds, I'd say he should be the man for the top spot in 2009.

 
At 11/22/2005 11:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed Devin.

The entire post was sarcastic.

Sorry about Goldens loss.

 
At 11/23/2005 08:08:00 AM, Blogger James Young said...

Yeah, we all know Chairman Sean would have searched high and low for the most qualified people regardless of their past contributions to his political ambitions ... and that all of his local sycophants would have demurred in the public interest.

For someone who creditably did so much for candidates other than those you supported in primaries for other offices, it is quite demeaning and odd that you would be so bitter toward the leading Republican vote-getter in the 2005 statewide election. Isn't your bile better directed towards the many more political payoffs being made by the Kaine and/or Deeds transition offices?

Bitter much?

 
At 11/23/2005 08:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry Jim
I am not a fan of Kaine, or vote-stealing Deeds either.

 
At 11/23/2005 08:37:00 AM, Anonymous The Ghost of Tom Joad said...

"vote-stealing Deeds either."

What vote stealing? Did I miss some big news?

 
At 11/23/2005 09:48:00 AM, Anonymous NoVA Scout said...

I missed the part about Sean Connaughton, How come Young gets stuff when he reads your blog that doesn't come through on mine? Do you have some sort of selective band-width that only he can read?

 
At 11/23/2005 10:11:00 AM, Blogger James Young said...

From Virginia Centrist's Blogroll:

Too Conservative -- The Sean Connaughton/Tom Davis Fan Club

Guess I'm not the only one, nova scout.

And Ghost, I can't say a shift of 1/10 of 1% in vote totals constitutes "vote-stealing" (it may be evidence of incompetence or fraud, but we don't know that yet) so I disagree with Anon 8:17's characterization of Deeds. Things like that make us sound like Democrats.

 
At 11/23/2005 10:29:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Young is obsessed with Connaughton – it is gay fascination.

 
At 11/23/2005 10:55:00 AM, Anonymous MOM said...

TC, NOVA SCOUT and Anon. 10:29, comments such as the 10:29 and 9:48 postings in conjuntion with TC's inability to accept anything from those outside of his parochial realm (see: I do not need anyone else in my life "mentoring" or "helping" me , I already have enough more educated , classy people to help me with that.), have managed to confirm what many have suspected and some asserted, namely, that some of the contributors to this blog are incapable of accepting anything beyond their limited provincial realm and experiences. You have revealed yourselves to be nothing more than a bunch of spoiled children incapable of accepting advice or criticism be it levied gently or with the sublety of a sledgehammer. In essence, you have destroyed what credibility this blog had through your own actions. Good luck future professional sycophants I would suggest a career in the Federal bureaucracy because you have already attained a level of myopic vision typically found at the GS15/SES level of civil service.

 
At 11/23/2005 11:30:00 AM, Blogger James Young said...

Thanks, MOM. Don't know if I agree with the tone, but I appreciate the sentiment.

(Muttering under breath) See what you get for trying to be a nice guy.

 
At 11/23/2005 12:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. A James Young post without a unrelated and nasty comment about Sean Connaughton! Let's savor the moment...

 
At 11/23/2005 01:27:00 PM, Anonymous NoVA Scout said...

MOM: Sorry. I had a lot of trouble understanding that, particularly in the context of the post, but I won't ask you to run it by me again. I probably wouldn't figure it out the second time either.

 
At 11/23/2005 04:50:00 PM, Blogger neocon22 said...

mom: my father is now in the civil service after serving 25 years in the army. he is also one of the smartest people i know and is well-repsected by all collegues, military and otherwise.

 
At 11/23/2005 07:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vincent,

You need to get a new gig, the whole anti-Bolling thing is a bit played out.

Seriously, do you even know any of these people? What makes you qualified to disparage their abilities to carry out the duties of the offices to which they've been appointed?

 
At 11/23/2005 09:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are campaign professionals now on the public dole. Anyone can see the 2009 campaign has begun. And I thought Republicans were against public funding of political campaigns!

 
At 11/23/2005 09:25:00 PM, Blogger Chris Porter said...

Isn't too conservative 18 or 19 years old? How did he get so jaded?

 
At 11/23/2005 09:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's pretty simple, Chris.

His former employer, Sean Connaughton, went down 58-42 in the primary. TC's been bitter ever since.

It's a personal thing which apparently supercedes his duty to support the nominies (and now statewide elected officials) of the party as VATAR chair.

 
At 11/23/2005 09:57:00 PM, Blogger Devin Drumheller said...

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At 11/23/2005 09:58:00 PM, Blogger Devin Drumheller said...

Sorry about not noticing the sarcasm the first time. Last night, even at the relatively early hour at which I commented, I was already dead on my feet . I'll work to pay a little more attention in the future. Hah.

 
At 11/23/2005 10:37:00 PM, Anonymous rtwng extrmst said...

Good post MOM.

"I would suggest a career in the Federal bureaucracy because you have already attained a level of myopic vision typically found at the GS15/SES level of civil service."

You made me reflect on some earlier comments on other blogs about reasons to support one Carmin "Chuck" Caputo. Perhaps he will bring this type of vision to his new Delegate seat? We can only wait with baited breath. ;-)

 
At 11/24/2005 12:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After all the distractions of this thread, what I took from the announcement is that the LG-Elect has appointed campaign consultants to his important staff positions (how many does an LG get, by the way?). Looks like all campaign, all the time, unless, of course, there is some prohibition on public funds being used to support campaign activities.

Agree with the comment that the anti-Bolling thing should be given a rest. The only reason I would ever pay any attention to him again is if, after barely getting by Leslie Byrne, he showed some pretensions of wanting to be taken seriously in any future statewide (or even regional)political race in the future. Assuming that he and the rest of us got the message from the polls I don't think we'll ever hear much more about him around Virginia again. You'd have to be part of that very small, very masochistic "Republicans In
Denial" (RIDS) support group to even consider going into the lists with someone like that again.

 
At 11/24/2005 06:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny thing to say about a guy who got more votes than any other Republican this time around.

It's not so much who your opponent is when you're running for LG, it's who's at the top of the ticket and how they do.

And just because these people worked on a campaign, makes them unqualified to hold staff positions?

 
At 11/24/2005 07:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should change the name of the "republican party of virginia" to the "marcus-allen party of virginia."

 
At 11/24/2005 10:14:00 PM, Anonymous uppity daughter said...

This time around getting more votes than the other two Republicans wasn't much of an accomplishment, was it? What was the spread between Bolling and McDonnell? Is that a big deal? I sure don't see it. Never again will the Party be dumb enough to run a candidate who can barely beat Leslie Byrne statewide and who gets his clock cleaned by her in most of the big-vote NoVA jurisdictions.

 
At 11/25/2005 07:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you're implying that Bolling had the best of the worst, or was it the worst of the best?

 
At 11/25/2005 05:39:00 PM, Anonymous NoVA Scout said...

"least bad" I think is the working term for whatever it was that we witnessed. Although I would contend that McDonnell defeating Deeds (even if it's by one vote) is a greater accomplishment than Bolling defeating Byrne by a percentage point. Deeds was, whatever one thinks of him politically, a formidable candidate.

 
At 11/25/2005 08:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deeds wasn't formidable -- he finished 4th in the statewide races.

 
At 11/26/2005 09:51:00 AM, Anonymous NoVA Scout said...

Not by much, he didn't. My use of the word "formidable" was relative to the field (both parties) in this year's race. Deeds polled well outside his region and was impossible for the R's to pigeon-hole ideologically. If Deeds was weak, measured by an apparent loss of molecular proportions, McDonnel was not appreciably better. So the implication left from Anon2016 is that we have a loser in Kilgore, Bolling barely beats Bella Abzug II, a candidate who has virtually no appeal outside Falls Chruch and Alexandria, and McDonnell is locked in mortal struggle over 300 votes with Deeds.
Not a pretty picture.

 
At 11/26/2005 12:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The interesting thing is that Bolling and McDonnell outspent their opponents 2-1. In the one race that the Democrats were financially competitive, they won.

 

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