Monthly Archives: August 2009

Reforming VITA

Virginia is home to some of the smartest tech minds in the world.  So why is the Virginia Information Technology Agency or “VITA” (rhymes with ”Rita”) stll scrambling to find a chief information officer?  And why is a billion-dollar state contract with huge cost overruns … Continue reading

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Enjoying VA’s Mountains and Lakes

Just got back tonight from spending a weekend “off the grid” at Hungry Mother Park in Marion, Virginia.  It’s a six-hour drive from Fairfax and definitely well worth it. The park sits on a man-made lake fed by Hungry Mother Creek a few miles north of … Continue reading

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Headed to SW this Weekend

Today after work I’m packing up the kids and heading down to southwest Virginia.  Our destination is Hungry Mother Park in Marion, Virginia, where we take a weekend every year.  It’s a state park wrapped around a beautiful mountain lake, … Continue reading

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Another FDR-Petersen Voter (and other weekend notes)

This weekend, I door-knocked a constituent in Vienna who voted for FDR in 1944.  He also voted for me in 2007.  I wonder how you would i.d. that combination in the voter file?  In other news, Virginia’s largest utility Dominion … Continue reading

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Obama in Tysons Corner

Iv’e found the perfect defender for the policies of the Obama administration.  It is: Barack Obama. I saw the President today at the McLean Hilton in Tysons Corner where he was joined by Senator Deeds, Governor Kaine and about 1,000 … Continue reading

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