Saturday, January 28, 2006

Herring Goes Nasty..I Told You So

On CommonwealthWatch, Poli Amateur looks into how the Herring campaign has purposely turned around a quote made by Supervisor Mick Staton and sent it out in a mailer. We should not have been surprised by this: On Thursday, December 22nd 2005 on TC I said "I think Mick Staton just gave whoever his opponent might be their perfect first mail piece." referring to Statons comment. I support Supervisor Staton in his quest for Senate, but I did believe over a month ago that this was a mistake. I've seen what the exact same crew of Democrats did to Craddock, it is no surprise that they would turn around and try to link him with Craddock and Black. As the voters of the district are still hearing about Craddock and Black in local papers, if they can link him successfully this will be an enormous blow to Statons campaign. I wouldn't be surprised if the local lefty papers had very negative editorials towards Staton this week, and substantially less negatives for Herring. I encourage everyone who lives in NOVA to come out and help Mick Staton win this seat. It is crucial that we stop the advancing of the Democrats outward. Contrary to popular belief, I find Supervisor Staton is very independent of his father-in-law, and would be proud to call him my Senator. Call the campaign at 703-406-1721 to help.


At 1/28/2006 11:35:00 AM, Anonymous getagrip said...

"By helping Mick, you will be doing a great service to Delegate Black."

"My father, father-in-law and I all share the same values."

Are these lies?

How is he independent of Dick Black? Tell us one issue on which he differs from Dick Black, and I'll listen.

At 1/28/2006 03:10:00 PM, Blogger Virginia Centrist said...

Yeah. Mick Staton EQUALS Dick Black. Same deal. Same politics.

Staton seems like a nicer guy...but other than that, what's the difference?

At 1/28/2006 03:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well. Black lost because he childishly mispronounced his opponents name.

I'm certain that Mick Staton does not agree with that, and will not mispronounce HIS opponents name.

Other than that, this bizarre idea that there is some symbiotic link between men and their wive's fathers is rather disturbing to me.

I know they SAY women just marry their fathers, but that isn't really true now, is it?

At 1/28/2006 06:19:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

Shades of Chris Craddock and the Blade mis-quote. Next thing some lib student at Leesburg High will be going to the papers to say he's bigoted against Africans.

At 1/28/2006 06:27:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

how about gays and abortion...

mick is not the out there "in the face" kind of guy on those two as papa black is.

papa black is also more conservative on religious issues than staton appears to be.

Both are strong social conservatives and both are fiscally conservative, but they go about it much differently.

At 1/29/2006 01:00:00 PM, Anonymous getagrip said...

If I heard Staton distance himself from the more extreme views of his father-in-law on these issues, I would listen.

For example, he could say that he disagrees with Black's opposition to non-discrimination in state housing loans and his opposition to the health insurance parity bill, which were both regarded as extremely radical positions by the business community.

As it stands, the silence is deafening.

At 1/29/2006 03:27:00 PM, Anonymous NoVA Scout said...

It would have been better to have left the quotation intact, but the deletion does not alter the meaning very much. I've seen a helluva lot worse. I'm not sure htat the Herring camp correctly gauges the anti-Black sentiment as it relates to the 33rd. Clearly there are people who have no use for Black, but there are also a number of folks who think he's the best thing since canned beer and will turn out at a rate far higher than the background participation rate. Whether Staton wins or loses, there will be folks saying that the result reflects the ghost of Dick Black.


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