Monthly Archives: October 2008

A Strange Calm in Battleground Virginia

It is an historic moment to be a Virginian.  All around the globe, people are watching the U.S. elections, and increasingly their eyes are on the Old Dominion. Never in my lifetime have we played such a role in a Presidential … Continue reading

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From the Sublime to the Ridiculous (and Back)

Being a full-time lawyer and a part-time politician can lead to some head-snapping transitions, often in just a few hours. Last night, my family and I rode in the Town of Vienna’s Halloween parade. The weather was cold, but the spectators were great.   Sharon … Continue reading

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“More Cowbell!” at Mile 25 (Tales from the People’s Marathon)

Today was the 33rd annual Marine Corps Marathon, a 26.2 mile tour of Arlington and D.C.  I was running with “Friends for Michael” and, as usual, it was a mind-blowing experience. Here’s a quick summary: The real competition begins at … Continue reading

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Debate at Robinson HS

Just got back from Robinson High School in the heart of Braddock District where I debated Gail “for Rail” Parker, the Independent Green candidate for U.S. Senate.  I represented Mark Warner.  No one showed up for Gilmore, which is a … Continue reading

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Marine Corps Marathon — Running for Michael

A lot of people have compared this Presidential campaign to a marathon.  Over two years of dinners, speeches, debates and fundraising.  It’s a tough grueling road.  By comparison running 26.2 miles sounds easy.  You lace up your shoes, step out on the … Continue reading

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