Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Friday, May 20, 2005
Kilgore and Kaine in Wise County
He criticized Kaine’s criticism.
"He never ceases to amaze me," Kilgore said. "All he does is criticize. I could walk across the James River and he’d say I couldn’t swim."
I like that reply! Indeed!
Read it all here
Thursday, May 19, 2005
The Jaded JD OCCASIONAL WIT, INFREQUENT WISDOM, AND RANDOM DISPLAYS OF MENTAL ILLNESS.
Don Surber: From His Blog. "Who Is Don Surber? I am a columnist and editorial writer for the Charleston Daily Mail, and afternoon newspaper in West BY GOD Virginia.
This blog is totally independent of my job.
Born in Cleveland, I live in Poca with my wife, an indoor cat, an outdoor cat and three ferrets. Our sons attend Marshall, our daughter is in law school in Morgantown.
I was a registered Democrat from June 1972 until March 2002 when I joined the Republicans. My party left me, not the other way around.
In 2000, I won the best general columnist award (circulation 100,000 or less) from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. That was nice. I am an Army veteran (including a stint as a reporter for the Stars and Stripes) and a 1981 graduate of Cleveland State University."
The Blue State Conservatives: As the name suggests this site is made of conservative bloggers that hale from those states that voted for Kerry in the last election. Once a month you can expect each of us to write about our respective states but for the most part we will be dealing with those issues that interest us most. I wanted this to be a fun group blog to belong to so even though you will find a heavy dose of politics you will also find topics about anything else that interest us.
Check them out!
The SW Law Blog is back and Steve pounded out some good posts today!
And a big howdy to the return of The Salt Lick!
I hope to see Ya'll Here. Thanks to Brian who recently graduated, he reminds me it is that time of year again! I am going to try to catch Rhonda Vincents show on Thursday. Boy! That lady can sing!
Kilos grass is blue!!
More on the poll results
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
New Poll shows Kilgore still leading!
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Social Security Choice: 450 Reminders to the Liberal Media
America is being lied too. I agree with the article, if 450 movie stars slammed private accounts, it would be headlines. The liberal media is strong, but thanks to the blogs we stand a chance at finding info that is important. 450 economists is nothing to be ignored. When I was younger I thought 60 Min-Time and Newsweek were all good sources of information...I thought as a child. It is now time to put away childish things.
Jerry Kilgore releases TV ads
Monday, May 16, 2005
Accentgate is no Joke for SWVA
It would be easy to scold both Kilgore and Kaine about the importance of sticking to the issues and not worrying about what Kilgore’s voice sounds like. But in truth, the southern accent carries with it a certain negative stereotype that could hurt a man like Kilgore in urban and suburban Virginia. That’s not fair, but it’s true - and everyone knows it.
Months from now, the Kilgore campaign may find itself struggling to get its message to voters who can’t get past their candidate’s accent. If that happens, it would be a tragic turning point in Virginia politics - and the end of statewide aspirations for anyone who sounds like they’re from rural Virginia.
Virginians who care about the future can only hope the content of a candidate’s message - and not the sound of his voice - will determine who gets the most votes on Election Day. If that happens, we’ll all be winners, no matter where we live.(Bold print by Kilo)
It is a good article from the Danville Register Bee.
Read it all
The new Stars Wars
The new Stars Wars has raised some issues. It seems Goerge Lucas recently said this at Cannes:
- "In terms of evil, one of the original concepts was how does a democracy turn itself into a dictatorship," Lucas told a news conference at Cannes, where his final episode had its world premiere.
"The parallels between what we did in Vietnam and what we're doing in Iraq now are unbelievable.
"On the personal level it was how does a good person turn into a bad person, and part of the observation of that is that most bad people think they are good people, they are doing it for the right reasons."
- Yes, we were very wrong indeed - to you, the Empire was the United States of America, and if that's the case, then the brave rebels could only be all those people around the world fighting the American Empire - the Castros, Che Guevaras, Ho Chi Minhs, Pol Pots, and by extension, the Brezhnevs and the Mao Tse Tungs of this world. You, of course, live in the Free World, and as such you have the right to believe that your country is the most powerful force for evil operating in the world. But just for the sake of completeness and historical accuracy, can I just mention that whatever the sins of the United States - and I certainly understand well enough that no country is perfect - your rebels, both when fighting for power and when finally in power, ended up being responsible for the death of tens of millions and enslavement of hundreds of millions; the Luke Skywalkers and Han Solos of the last century gave us gulags and re-education camps, terror famines and political prisons; they institutionalized cults of personality, stifled every human freedom and impoverished whole nations.
- May I also add that whatever your thoughts about the United States and its supposed descent from a democracy into empire, had the Rebels won, you would have never had a chance to film a critical allegory on your own government. At best, your artistic output would have consisted of short features about the 150% increase in the wheat harvest, and at worst - if you had stayed true to your conscience - you would be dreaming your "Star Wars" trilogy from behind bars.
Sunday, May 15, 2005
Raising Kaine- A Cry for Help?
The Post is a call to democratic "heavy hitters" to stump and back up Tim Kaine. Lowell names a few including John Edwards. The same John Edwards who could not help John Kerry carry North Carolina or much of the south. Wes Clark is mentioned, but there really was not much support for him in 2004 as Lowell states he received 9% of the vote in the 04 primary. That was 2% more than his next choice Howard Dean. He also mentions the Clintons. I agree that Slick Willie would give Kaine a spotlight, but how much is the question and since VA is historically a red state it could go to his disadvantage. Hillary may show up as she is trying hard to move to the center, but again, this could go either way. Lowell ends with this:
- The last Democrat Ill mention for the time being not to say that there arent others who could be of great help to Tim Kaine in this election is the 800-pound gorilla in the room, Governor Mark Warner. More than any other Democrat, Warners influence will be critical in this campaign.
UPDATED: Lowell has informed me that Warner was at the Kaine kickoff. I replied that I hope Warner does not get to tired campaigning for Kaine. I would expect more if I was Kaine. They are both in Richmond and a press conference could happen anytime. I still think warner has distanced himself from the Kaine campaign.
from the RT
Kaine, who grew up in Kansas, also must compete with a native of Southwest Virginia who connects easily with the region's largely conservative electorate. Kilgore won 65 percent of the rural vote in his race for attorney general and carried every locality in Southwest Virginia.
"Tim Kaine's got to get back to the grass roots and get through the culture," said consultant Dave "Mudcat" Saunders of Roanoke County, who helped craft Warner's rural outreach effort in 2001 and is co-writing a book on Southern campaign strategy. "Jerry, being a Republican from Southwest Virginia, is already through the culture."
- Kilgore's campaign has used Kaine's record as a lawyer, Richmond city councilman and mayor to paint the Democrat as a liberal whose positions on capital punishment, gun control and taxes are out of step with the state's electorate.
Kilgore also has attacked Kaine's position on gun rights, pointing to Kaine's use of city funds to help bus Richmond activists to the Million Mom March in Washington, D.C., in 2000, when Kaine was Richmond's mayor. Kaine said he approved funding for the trip to show support for participants who had lost family members to gun violence. He later reimbursed the city after gun rights advocates complained.
"My heart worked maybe a little faster than my head," Kaine said.
Kaine insisted he would not seek new gun control measures if he becomes governor.
"Nobody who supports the Second Amendment has anything to fear from me," he said.
City Slicker concludes with this: "Are god, guns, and twang all rural voters care about? Don't "y'all" have education, transportation, and environmental concerns? You wouldn't know you did from this article. At least Kilgore mentioned that there were other issues. Kaine's too busy trying to prove he's got SW connections."
Read all of City Slickers post here.
It seems one democrat has a plan.
- In new political maneuvering over Social Security, a Democratic lawmaker on Monday will introduce a plan for shoring up the finances of the retirement system, putting him at odds with leaders of his party.
Rep. Robert Wexler of Florida says that by imposing a 6 percent tax on wages above $90,000, to be paid half by workers and half by employers, the government could raise enough money to solve Social Security's financial problems for 75 years. Workers and employers pay a combined 12.4 percent Social Security tax on wages up to $90,000 a year, but none on amounts above that.
- In proposing the idea, Wexler has drawn praise from the White House but criticism from some in his own party.
- "He's a party of one on this," said Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
"This is not the Democratic plan," said Jennifer Crider, press secretary to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
B4B has this.
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Current survey results for 4070 entries
Jerry W. Kilgore 2016 49% Timothy M. Kaine 1726 42% Undecided 328 8%
What's your reaction to the early mud-slinging between Kaine & Kilgore?
Current survey results for 2008 entries
It can wait until election time 146 7% It's entertaining 321 15% I prefer positive campaigning 976 48% They haven't even started yet! 565 28%
Party of No??
Friday, May 13, 2005
After being intrigued, listing to the one's that I have been made to refer to as "mommy and daddy"... I found the opportunity to try this CAT BLOGGING out for myself. I have listened to dad talk about Ferdy for some time- even though I would walk about nonchalantly in disguise (of course). I wouldn't want them to think that I had any interest in their activites except when it comes to food. My opportunity this afternoon was that mommy was graduating from college so they were going to be gone for a good length of time giving me a great opportunity to check out what this CAT blogging is about and see if there are any available chicks online. After all.... I am a single male, in the prime of my life... and I've heard from several that I've quite handsome.
Little to my knowledge, They caught me with this cam that they set up and well... Here I sit with my paws in the act. Guess the job opening for a cat spy is out of the question. But blogging doesn't seem too far out of reach.
This is the Lord King Boobie Doo signing out.
Until next time... check out for spies and curious "parents".
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Neil Cavuto lays the smack down
Good Morning America
I will be watching. John has some thoughts about it here.
Addison wonders if the "DUCK" website issue comes up. Read his post here.
I will be at the Barber shop at 9:30 Waldo if you want to talk. You can explain to eveyone your views and how we should not be offended with your comments about Kilgore's voice and accent. Waldo is mad because I called him "Jacko". That shows how much he knows about the speech of people here in SWVA. LOL
Sounds like good stuff!
- Former Coalfield Progress newspaper reporter Sharon Hatfield first heard the story in 1990 - that Edith Maxwell, a 21-year-old school teacher in Pound in 1935, had been convicted of killing her father, possibly by beating him to death with her shoe. Maxwell's case focused national and international attention on her, on Wise County and on the Appalachian region - nearly all of it unfavorable. The case intrigued Hatfield, a Lee County native, and launched a 12-year research journey. She studied files at the Library of Congress, the Library of Virginia, the Virginia Supreme Court and the Warner Brothers Library Archive at the University of Southern California.
The Coalfield also has this Story
- A Coeburn man has been charged with capital murder after two men were found dead Tuesday at a Sandy Ridge home in Dickenson County.
"RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Floyd County prosecutor wants to keep his job while he serves in Iraq, and he's asked the state Supreme Court for help.
Gordon Hannett, Floyd commonwealth attorney, is going to Iraq as captain of a Salem-based brigade of the Army Reserve's 89th Division. Hannett filed a petition with the state Supreme Court on Tuesday asking justices to force Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs to give him back his $5,300-a.m.onth job.
Hannett claims Grubbs didn't have jurisdiction to replace him last week. He had proposed running the office through e-mail and phone conversations while an assistant prosecuted cases in his absence. But Grubbs swore in a full-time prosecutor on Thursday to replace Hannett while he is in Iraq.
Later that day, Hannett swore in a different attorney, making it a situation only the state's highest court can resolve."
ANY COMMENTS ABOUT THIS? BRIAN? JOHN? STEVE? The lawyers of the blogoshere..
"we did not say anything"
- As I was doing the daily reads I found this on Brians site.(Brian only had the link to RK) I researched around the site and found many troubling things. The info provided was for the most part rude and not backed up. A bunch of name calling. Some excerpts:
- "Jerry Kilgore is very, very effeminate"
- Just think of the uproar if a republican called Kaine effeminate. What does that have to do with anything? The irony here is endless..let your mind explore the possibilities. This makes ole Kilo mad as heck. Just what are they saying? A women could not do the job? ( Read it All )
Norman posts this:
- Lowell's post where he "link[s] together the infamous "gay-lifestyle-promoting" cartoon character (SpongeBob, of course), gay icon Keanu Reeves, and "girly man" Jerry Kilgore in a way that could be considered anywhere from "extremely snarky" to "totally nasty!" Read the Lowell post here.
Addison has this post
It seems Kaine has dropped his Jerry the duck site.
Of course Mr. Behan has his thoughts.
- I’ve put a lot of thought into this, since it is something that hits home for me, as I’ve said before. I’m starting to think that this is the first real, major mistake by either campaign in the Virginia Governor’s race. It’s already become evident that this issue has legs, and I think the Kaine camp made a real mistake in starting this whisper campaign against Jerry, for many reasons.
The Salt Lick released this: Accentgate -- bigger than they say?
- Waldo Jacko had this, and this. Where he says:
- I’ve been pushing the “weak Kilgore” meme for months now
- From effeminate to weak...
The signs are starting to appear in Wise
The town of Wise was covered with signs today. Right of ways and yards showed the first campaign signs of any numbers so far this year. I think the commencement at UVA-Wise and Mountain Empire Community College are the reason. I will say 99% were Sean Connaughton & Jerry Kilgore signs. To be honest about the 99%......I did not see any Tim Kaine signs, but I could of missed it. This is the most signs I have ever seen this early in the year. A sign of good things to come! I will make some pictures and post them soon.
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
- “He does have that Virginia drawl, there’s no question about it,” said Jim Kinney, the former dean of students at Allen’s high school, where Allen was the school quarterback. Asked by telephone whether Allen talked with an accent back then, Kinney, who still works near the old high school, replied, “No he really didn’t. He sounded like a kid in California, I thought.”
- Allen also has added a sharper edge to his campaign rhetoric — rounding out his staple of football analogies. He talks of “burdensome taxes” and “meddling regulations” and then quotes Jefferson’s praise of a “frugal government.”
Taking a page from Ronald Reagan’s cowboy-movie rhetoric, Allen said he doesn’t want “federales” taxing the Internet, which got a laugh from the assembled crowd of about 30.
- “Are you going to run for president?” wondered Patricia Taylor, who volunteers full time with the Christian Aide Mission. “If you were going to run for president, I would vote for you.”
Allen at first blamed a reporter for planting the question — then referred to the most famous line of his namesake father, who coached the Washington Redskins.
“The future is now,” Allen said. “I’m paying attention to the present, and that’s 2006. But you never know what’ll happen in the future.”
Although Allen has clearly advertised the event as a fundraiser for his Senate race, the presidential question tantalizes guests here.
“He doesn’t want us to talk about ’08,” said Carter Myers, a local auto dealer who sold Allen a car he campaigned in. “He wants us to talk about ’06. But I’d love to see George Allen [versus] Hillary Clinton.”
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Moving to the top..
- Using a brain imaging technique, Swedish researchers have shown that homosexual and heterosexual men respond differently to two odors that may be involved in sexual arousal, and that the gay men respond in the same way as women.
- In the meantime, little girls are being murdered in Illinois, the battle rages in Washington over judicial nominees and the shameful filibuster that radical Democrats in the senate are maintaining, and President Bush is greeted as a savior by the people of the former Soviet satellite of Georgia.
Monday, May 09, 2005
HUFF- N- PUFF
- Deadline Hollywood
Arianna's Blog Blows
Will this failure finally finish her?
by NIKKI FINKE
- Judging from today's horrific debut of the humongously pre-hyped celebrity blog the Huffington Post, the Madonna of the mediapolitic world has gone one reinvention too many. She has now made an online ass of herself. What Arianna Huffington's bizarre guru-cult association, 180-degree conservative-to-liberal conversion, and failed run in the California gubernatorial-recall race couldn't accomplish, her blog has now done: She is finally played out publicly. This Web-site venture is the sort of failure that is simply unsurvivable, because of all the advance publicity touting its success as inevitable. Her blog is such a bomb that it's the box-office equivalent of Gigli, Ishtar and Heaven's Gate rolled into one. In magazine terms, it's the disastrous clone of Tina Brown's Talk, JFK Jr.'s George or Maer Roshan's Radar. No matter what happens to Huffington, it's clear Hollywood will suffer the consequences.
Walter Cronkite had a post that I liked
- I've got some other exceedingly interesting pieces up my sleeve, like a proposal that the Democratic Party organize a convention this year to debate and resolve a platform that would provide the confused electorate some idea of what the party stands for…a regretfully missing ingredient in the politics of the moment.
My conclusion: I will return for the laughs! I doubt the news thing works out for Huffy.
Just Random Blogging
Sunday, May 08, 2005
Bring Back Campaign Whiskey
- APPALACHIA — At first, Christina McKinney just laughed at the suggestion that she sell her vote for a pack of cigarettes and a bag of fried pork skins.
Then McKinney started hearing stories from her neighbors in Appalachia: They too had been approached by a supporter of a town council candidate, she said, and offered beer, booze or cigarettes in exchange for their votes.
One year later, a state police investigation into the election continues.
Campaign Whiskey.....WHAT A GOOD NAME FOR A BLOG!
Happy Mothers Day
- Ex-presidents James Carter and William Clinton have done more to proliferate nuclear weapons in Korea than anyone except Kim Jong Il. As Il was starting his nuclear build up in 1994, Clinton sent Carter to see if he couldn't fix the situation. Carter did -- but he fixed it for the wrong side.
Carter cut a deal that gave $4 billion worth of light-water nuclear reactors to Korea (to supposedly provide energy), along with $100 million in oil and $5 billion in economic and food aid.
As a result, by 1999, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea "the largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid in the Asia-Pacific region."
In the original agreement, Kim was supposed to halt his weapons program. It is obvious now just how honorably Kim kept his agreement. Kim, the leader Jimmy Carter called a "vigorous and intelligent man." More vigorous and intelligent, we may assume, than Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton put together. Read it all
GOPinsight has a new writer Patty Poulson. If you have not checked the site out, please do!
Democratic National Committee (DNC) fund raising under the chairmanship of Howard Dean shows a disappointing $16.7 million raised in the first quarter of 2005, compared with $34 million reported by the Republicans.
That tends to confirm dire predictions by old-line Democratic fund-raisers of a fall-off in money if Dean became chairman. He had promised to bring in heavy individual contributions, as he did in his 2004 campaign for president. But the DNC in the first quarter received only $13 million from individuals, compared to $31 million for the Republican National Committee (RNC).
GOPbloggers has this.
Saturday, May 07, 2005
Jerry Kilgore backs license law
- Republican gubernatorial candidate Jerry W. Kilgore said yesterday that proposed federal legislation requiring greater documentation by people seeking driver's licenses will make the nation more secure from terrorist attacks.
The atricle also had this tidbit:
- Kilgore rejected recent comments by the Rev. Pat Robertson, the Virginia Beach broadcaster, that federal judges are more dangerous than terrorists. Robertson was speaking of the long-term consequences of judicial decisions."I don't think they are dangerous per se; I disagree with a lot of their rulings," Kilgore said. "I don't have them on my terrorist watch list." Kilgore said he believes judges should interpret the law, not make it. He suggested that Robertson's comments might have been out of line. "We need to reel it back in and talk about the real problem here, and the real problem . . . exists between those who are making laws and those who are interpreting them," he said.
Friday, May 06, 2005
White Sox are 22-7
The White Sox offense hit quite a few balls that didn't net anything Friday, but A.J. Pierzynski's soft single in the eighth plated two runs to make a 5-3 winner of Orlando Hernandez and stretch the club's winning streak to six games. This takes the good guys to 22-7. Tomorrow my favorite pitcher John Garland( 5-0, 1.38 ) starts and I get to watch on WGN
Look to the leaders.
- LESSON IN POLITICS: Reid calls president 'loser'
- "I think this guy is a loser.
"I think President Bush is doing a bad job," he added to a handful of chuckles.
- "Harry Reid"
- Is Harry Reid still in 5th grade? There is no excuse for such juvenile comments—while Bush is overseas no less...RNC Communications Director Brian Jones released the following statement in response to Reid's comments: Sen. Reid's comments are a sad development but not surprising from the leader of a party devoid of optimism, ideas or solutions to the issues people care about most. The President will continue reaching across party lines to save Social Security, enact an energy policy, grow our economy and support our troops.
- After [Brian Jones'] statement was released, Reid phoned the Review-Journal to acknowledge he thought he crossed the line."You know the president is in Europe, probably sleeping," Reid said in an interview this afternoon. "But I called (Karl) Rove and apologized for what I said."
The Virginia Foundation for Economic Education
- Founded in 1988, this independent business association is
committed to protecting and strengthening Virginia’s
prosperous business environment through the political process.
- The Senate
- Walter A. Stosch, R-Henrico (with a score of 88)
John Watkins, R-Chesterfield (88)
John H. Chichester, R-Northumberland (85)
- The House
- Chris S. Jones, R-Suffolk (92)
Samuel A. Nixon, R-Chesterfield (89)
William H. Fralin, Jr., R-Roanoke (88)
Thursday, May 05, 2005
We all have seen this photo and the story :
- A U.S. Soldier carries a wounded Iraqi child at the site of a dual blast attack 02 May 2005 in the Iraqi northern city of Mosul. One child was killed and 15 Iraqi civilians were wounded in the combined suicide car bomb and improvised device attack. AFP PHOTO/HO/US ARMY (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)
Raising Kaine ....Confused
- The bottom line is this: if you think George Allen would make a great President in 2008, then by all means vote for Jerry Kilgore in November 2005. If, on the other hand, you badly want to stop George Allen in 2008 (and possibly 2006 as well), you need to help make sure Tim Kaine is victorious in 2005.
The Richmond Times Dispatch gets it wrong
- May 3, 2005
Republican Jerry W. Kilgore yesterday accused gubernatorial rival Timothy M. Kaine of mocking his Southwest Virginia twang -- just as Kaine collected an endorsement from the region's most influential union: the United Mine Workers of America. (bold print by Kilo)
- LAURA'S SECOND OPERATION DOWN, SIX WEEKS OF RADIATION TO GO! This afternoon, Laura went back into surgery for a further "cleaning of the margins" around the original breast tumor. Dr. Katherine Alley excised a few more millimeters of tissue, and she drained the recurrent "golfball" (Laura's term, not Dr. Alley's) of liquid that had formed around the earlier lymph node incision. Laura is at home "resting" comfortably. No pull-ups for Laura for at least a few weeks. Thanks to all of you for the prayers and good wishes. Keep 'em coming! Laura will be back on the air very soon.
Hat Tip to The Conservative Cat
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
From On High has his view here.
Liberals cant Debate
- From Fox News Heckler in Handcuffs.
A speech by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter (search) at the University of Texas last night resulted in one student being led away in handcuffs, after he asked an obscenely worded question about gay marriage, and made lewd gestures to the crowd. Last month, Coulter was jeered by students at St Thomas University in St Paul Minnesota, where students applauded every mention of Bill Clinton, and heckled Coulter's every sentence.
School President Dennis Dease (search) found that the event "clearly violated our controversial issues policy," in which members and guests of the university "are expected to treat one another with respect and dignity." But Dease says the violation wasn't by the hecklers it was by Coulter herself. Dease came to that conclusion, by the way, without having attended the speech himself.
A win for the good guys!
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- The Republicans won an important victory Monday in their legal challenge to the election of Gov. Christine Gregoire when a judge allowed them to use a type of statistical analysis to try to prove illegal votes swayed the race.
Republican Dino Rossi is trying to have the election results from November declared invalid. Rossi won the first count and a machine recount, but his Democratic opponent won by 129 votes in a hand recount of 2.9 million ballots.
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
- Defense: England Oxygen-Deprived at Birth
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Defense lawyers sought leniency for Pfc. Lynndie England at a hearing Tuesday to determine her punishment in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, with a psychologist testifying that the reservist was oxygen-deprived at birth, speech impaired and had trouble learning to read.West Virginia school psychologist Dr. Thomas Denne - the first defense witness - said England's learning disabilities were identified when she was a kindergartner - and though she made progress in school, she continued needing special help.
Your Comments Please
- What if it was the Man who ran off?
If it were a man-Think how it would be different......And they say it is a mans world....Heh!
Monday, May 02, 2005
Tim Kaine - Flip Flopping
Salt Lick calls for Kaine to end this junk...I agree.
- "Kilgore’s ads that portrayed Kaine as a left-thinking liberal who drives Virginia roads with his right signal light blinking as he banks sharp left turns.
"Tim Kaine’s latest attack demonstrates he lacks the leadership and demeanor to be governor of Virginia," Tim Murtaugh said. "His latest attack shows both his regional prejudice and his duplicity.
"While he implicitly denigrates the way millions of Virginians talk, he is simultaneously running different ads that, on the one hand, use a slick announcer to attack Jerry Kilgore, and on the other, criticize Kilgore for using announcers.
"The message is clear: If you have an accent of any kind, Tim Kaine will make fun of you."
It concludes with:
Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia professor and political analyst, seems to side with the state’s native son.
"There is a prejudice about it," he told the Richmond Times Dispatch. "The implication of the accent, as it hits the ear of supposedly sophisticated suburbanites, is that it belongs to a country hick."