What was really said.
The hoopla made over Sen Allen's bored statement has been proved false. Is anyone surprised? I'm not.
From the AFP.
"For the record, Allen was not quoted in the Times piece as saying that he was bored with life in the Senate. The word came up in a summation of Allen's feelings toward the senior federal legislative chamber put to paper by the author of the piece. Allen's chief of staff, Dick Wadhams, said on Monday that the author of the story, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, confirmed to him that the senator did not use the word "bored" in their interview. "It is correct that Sen. Allen has expressed his frustration in the past with Democratic obstructionism that holds up important legislation in the Senate. But there's a far cry between being bored and being frustrated with a body that takes a long time to get things done. Because he wants to get things done for the people of Virginia," Wadhams told the AFP."
Read the Raising Kaine spin here. So all those lefty blogs retelling this story shows a great example of misinformation, if not Fear. Thats right, the word is fear. That seems to be the democrats wonder word this campaign. Allen fears Webb-Allen fears Miller. Heh. I was accused of fearing Webb winning the primary in the comments on a thread over at NLS a while back. Hey Josh-The only things I fear are the sounds of roof bolts popping and a 70 year old woman that I call Mom. For the record I dont care who Allen faces. I feel he will win over Miller the lobbyist or Webb the...whatever Webb is.
The latest poll shows Allen stomping either candidate Webb or Miller by well over 20 points. That is damn good speaking Allen has not started campaigning yet. The Mason Conservative reveals here that Dick Wadhams will head Allen's campaign. It is a good read. Chad has this post saying "The only way Miller can beat Allen is if Allen resigns." The Republican bloggers have been pretty mush silent so far. Allen is a super strong candidate with a good record. He is well liked in all parts of the state. Yes it is still early, but as the democrats fight and scratch, we watch taking notes and silently get stronger. Allen's campaign will begin soon and I am looking forward to it.