Archive for ‘Tim Kaine’

March 31, 2009

Do I Need A Vanity Plate?

by Smitty

It started at Politico. It picked up steam over at Hot Air. It culminated in a Fetus Hater of the Month ‘award’ for Nancy Keenan over at LaShawn Barber. All because Virginia Governor Kaine’s decision to allow “Choose Life” license license plates in Virginia is a “divisive political ideology”.
Never mind the First Amendment. Never mind that

Kaine defended the move by pointing out that Virginia has a “long-standing program” allowing customized license plates and said that if Planned Parenthood applied for a plate he would grant it.

Maybe life itself is a political ideology for Ms. Keenan.
I’ve never had any interest in a vanity plate. They seem so well named. As Ancient Commenter Solomon observed:

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all [is] vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?–Eccl 1:2-3

Thumbing the nose in a positive way at ideas as suck-tacular as Keenan’s, while small profit indeed, may be worth the price. What to put on a vanity plate? I’ve been thinking of “SEK E 1ST”. Ideas?

August 20, 2008

I repeat: It’s Kaine

For the third consecutive day, I’m telling you that Obama’s vice presidential pick is obviously Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine — even though this poll shows Biden with 31% to Kaine’s 10%.

Ambinder notes Thursday as the likely announcement day, and Obama is scheduled to be in Richmond on Thursday. I don’t know how it could possibly be more obvious.

Kaine. Kaine. Kaine Kaine Kaine.

August 19, 2008


Hello, Ace? Allah? Insty? Anybody?

Rick Siger, director of advance for Gov. Tim Kaine’s (Va.) 2005 campaign, has signed on as trip director to the eventual vice presidential nominee.
Siger has, according to several sources familiar with the move, agreed to oversee all trips for the vice president. But, Siger has been working in advance for the Obama team for quite some time — having served as deputy secretary of commerce and trade in the Kaine Administration before signing on to the Illinois senator’s campaign.

For crying out loud, do you want me to draw you a picture?


August 18, 2008

It’s Kaine

The signs are waaaay too obvious:

“Kaine spent 20 minutes huddled in a backroom, where he said he was ‘filming a little thing’ for the Obama campaign,” Tim Craig reports for The Washington Post. “The cameraman later followed Kaine to Henrico County, where he held a town-hall meeting for Obama. But campaign officials stress the ‘filming’ of Kaine has nothing to do with Obama’s choice of a running mate.”

You don’t need a secret decoder ring to read this one, kids: When they send a camera crew to get footage for the candidate’s convention biopic, it’s a done deal.

Virginia is the new Ohio.

(Hat-tip: Hot Air. Cross-posted at AmSpecBlog.)

UPDATE: The big clue, of course, was when Kaine and Obama scheduled an invitation-only town hall event for Wednesday in Martinsville. Booman saw that as very suspicious.

“Invitation only” = “We want a hand-picked audience for the cameras.”

I’ve already got calls in to Virginia sources.