Reasons to be thankful
Stop the Presses column by Chris Graham
It’s Thanksgiving – and on this day when we are supposed to reflect on reasons that we all have to be thankful, I thought it appropriate to muse on the reasons that newsmakers in Virginia might have to be thankful this holiday season.
Ahem. Here goes.
John Casteen: $700K-plus-a-year? He almost makes as much as the basketball coach. Thankful for a gracious Board of Visitors, he is.
Larry Sabato: He’s got to be thankful for a Bush administration whose callous view of constitutional matters has given his new crusade some validity.
Tim Kaine: Mark Warner’s coattails.
Jim Webb: Mark Warner’s coattails.
Creigh Deeds: Mark Warner’s coattails.
Brian Moran: Mark Warner’s coattails.
Mark Warner: That he is able to stay in tiptop shape, what with all the guys riding his coattails.
Bill Bolling and Bob McDonnell: It’s not Christmas yet, but Kaine’s move regarding funding for abstinence-only sex ed was an early Christmas present.
Jim Gilmore: No Tom Davis – and no primary.
Chris Saxman: No Tom Davis – and no primary.
Al Groh: Twenty years of bad breaks and unlucky bounces for Virginia football get repaid in full this year. Which is a big reason that he’s 9-2, and not 4-7.
Michael Vick: Um … er … he could be thankful that he saw the movie “The Longest Yard” before he turned himself in. Hopefully he saw the Burt Reynolds classic, not the Adam Sandler bomb.
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