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Mike Shear

By Michael Shear |  November 17, 2005; 10:25 PM ET  | Category:  Misc.
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I have been watching the recount numbers shift and like many others, I am totally stunned that the vote count could go from 3,000 plus to less than 350 votes. This indicates to me that Creigh Deeds needs to hold his ground and not walk away from this fight. This whole business stinks.

Adding to the noxious air, I learned this week that the Republican Party had internal polling (within a week of the election) that showed Kilgore tanking big time. Word in Richmond politicoe circles is that Richmond's "prima dona" dictator, L. Douglas Wilder, decided to endorse Kaine because the internal polling showed there was no way anybody could "save" Kilgore and, besides, Wilder doesn't like to back L-O-S-E-R-S.

Wilder still "owed" the Repugs, however, because they gave him every Richmond City charter change he asked for during the last Gen. Ass. session. That debt, combined with all the dirty money from the G.O.P. and God only knows where else that gushed into McDonnell's campaign coffers -SURPRISE, SURPRISE ! -- positioned them to be able to exact a heavy price from Wilder -- his unwarranted and merciless attack on Creigh Deeds, followed by a half-hearted back-handed slap of an endorsement of Kaine that made prominent mention of the fact that Wilder didn't much appreciate the Warner/Kaine tax hike.

I can't help but wonder how much money Wilder received for betraying his fellow Democrat, Creigh Deeds. Whatever the amount, plus the charter changes, accounts for why many Democrats throughout Virginia will never be able to forgive Wilder.

The good news here (if that is possible) is that what did to Deeds establishes that Wilder is -- without doubt -- a DINO -- as in Democrat in name only and as in DINOSAUR. Just as the real dinosaurs got theirs, so, too, will Wilder.

Posted by: SoccerMom | November 23, 2005 06:08 AM

I have been watching the recount numbers shift and like many others, I am totally stunned that the vote count could go from 3,000 plus to less than 350 votes. This indicates to me that Creigh Deeds needs to hold his ground and not walk away from this fight. This whole business stinks.

Adding to the noxious air, I learned this week that the Republican Party had internal polling (within a week of the election) that showed Kilgore tanking big time. Word in Richmond politicoe circles is that Richmond's "prima dona" dictator, L. Douglas Wilder, decided to endorse Kaine because the internal polling showed there was no way anybody could "save" Kilgore and, besides, Wilder doesn't like to back L-O-S-E-R-S.

Wilder still "owed" the Repugs, however, because they gave him every Richmond City charter change he asked for during the last Gen. Ass. session. That debt, combined with all the dirty money from the G.O.P. and God only knows where else that gushed into McDonnell's campaign coffers -SURPRISE, SURPRISE ! -- positioned them to be able to exact a heavy price from Wilder -- his unwarranted and merciless attack on Creigh Deeds, followed by a half-hearted back-handed slap of an endorsement of Kaine that made prominent mention of the fact that Wilder didn't much appreciate the Warner/Kaine tax hike.

I can't help but wonder how much money Wilder received for betraying his fellow Democrat, Creigh Deeds. Whatever the amount, plus the charter changes, accounts for why many Democrats throughout Virginia will never be able to forgive Wilder.

The good news here (if that is possible) is that what Doug did to Deeds establishes that Wilder is -- without doubt -- a DINO -- as in Democrat in name only and as in DINOSAUR. Just as the real dinosaurs got theirs, so, too, will Wilder.

Posted by: SoccerMom | November 23, 2005 06:10 AM

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