Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday Political Dish

I've had a hard time thinking about politics today because the weather has been so amazing -- mid 80s with low humidity and high 50s at night -- this is unlike any August weather in Virginia I have experienced. This afternoon I was laying on a blanket on the grass staring up at the clouds while little j played next to me and I was thinking about how the day was so incredible that it was almost too easy to forget about the economy, gas prices, the presidential race, etc. But just a little later an email helped me remember.

Later this week Tom Pierriello, democratic congressional candidate, will appear with incumbent Virgil Goode (R) at a question answer session. I plan to be there.

If you haven't heard of Virgil Goode you're in for a shock. This is a man who, in December 2006, sent a letter to a progressive activist in Charlottesville stating:

I do not subscribe to using the Koran in any way. The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran.
Earlier that same year he announced that he would oppose increasing the minimum wage because "it would be a magnet for illegal aliens to come to this country. We do not need a strong magnet to lure illegals here."

Then in February 2007 when discussing a house bill on Iraq he stated, in part:
In no way do I want to aid and assist the Islamic jihadists who want the crescent and star to wave over the Capitol of the United States and over the White House of this country. I fear that radical Muslims who want to control the Middle East and ultimately the world would love to see “In God We Trust” stricken from our money and replaced with “In Muhammad We Trust.”
Seriously, this man needs to be stopped, and hopefully, come November, he will be.

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