Shenandoah County GOP

Three Chances to Cheer On Sarah!
October 23, 2008, 1:59 pm
Filed under: Election 2008, Events, POTUS

If you haven’t seen the newest star of the Republican Party, here’s your chance!

Sarah Palin will be near the Valley three, count ’em, THREE times on Monday, September 27th.

Here are the times and locations:

Loudoun County:
J.R.’s Festival Lakes
42830 Ft. Evans Road
Leesburg, VA
Doors open at 7:00 a.m
Click here for tickets

Hurkamp Park
500 William Street
Fredericksburg, VA
Doors open at 10:00 a.m.
Click here for tickets
Tickets also available at Harrisonburg Regional HQ, 540-

Salem Civic Center
1001 Boulevard
Salem, VA
Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Tickets available here


Governor Palin headed to Salem
October 22, 2008, 5:02 pm
Filed under: Election 2008, Events

You wanted the Guv, you got the Guv! 

Governor Palin, everybody’s favorite Alaska Governor since Walter Hickel, is coming back to Virginia for a special rally at the Salem Civic Center next Monday.

Stay tuned to SWAC Girl for more details.

h/t SWACGirl

McCain In Prince William
October 16, 2008, 11:16 am
Filed under: Election 2008, Events
John McCain to visit Prince William County  
Senator makes second visit to Virginia this week 

Woodbridge, Virginia (October 15, 2008) — The McCain/Palin campaign announced today that Senator John McCain will visit Virginia once again this week. The Republican Presidential nominee will hold a campaign rally at the Prince William County Complex here in Woodbridge on Saturday, October 18th.”Prince William is the key to Senator McCain winning Virginia, and his visit here will only reinforce that Prince William is McCain country,” said Delegate Jeffrey M. Frederick, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia and a member of the Virginia General Assembly from Woodbridge.

Tickets to the rally can be obtained by visiting the McCain Virginia website, or by visiting one of the Virginia Victory offices listed below. Tickets will be available through Saturday at 11am.

Click here to print your ticket online.


WHO: John McCain

WHAT: McCain-Palin Campaign Rally

WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 2008 
            Gates open at 1:00 p.m. EDT
            Program begins at 2:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Prince William County Complex
              Sean Connaughton Plaza
              1 County Complex Court
              Woodbridge, VA 22192


Prince William GOP Headquarters

4431 Prince William Parkway
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Western Prince William County Victory Headquarters
7466 Limestone Drive
Gainesville, VA 20155

Fairfax Regional Victory Headquarters

4246 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Fairfax County Springfield Victory Center
8136 Old Kee ne Mill Road,Suite A207
Springfield, VA 22152

Virginia Victory 2008 State Headquarters
1235 S. Clark Street, First Floor
Arlington, VA 22202

Loudoun Regional Victory Headquarters
46950 Community Plaza Unit #201A
Sterling, VA 20164

Fredericksburg Regional Victory Headquarters
150 Riverside Parkway, Suite 213
Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Goodlatte on the air
October 15, 2008, 2:24 pm
Filed under: Election 2008, Events, Multimedia

Come meet Congressman Goodlatte tonight at the final Debate Party at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Republican Headquarters on Neff Avenue. Food starts at 7 p.m.

Live Blog: Debate 2
October 7, 2008, 9:07 pm
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Election 2008, Events, Foreign Affairs, MSM, POTUS

Ok everybody, sorry it took me a minute to get set-up. Clogged wireless up here in H’burg (as it should be, with over 75 strong Republicans). So let’s cut to the chase:

10:34 Alright. I’ll post some analysis when I get home, but the short of it: McCain delivered. 

10:33 McCain: Welcome to the real world, and fundamental belief in the power of America is what will save it. 

10:32 Obama: the thing I don’t know really don’t matter. I’ll figure it out. But I do know it all needs to be fixed.

10:30 So we’re going to tax the same small businesses who are striving for the American dream?

10:30 Oooo, overtime. And we may finally see just how humble these guys are. 

10:28 So what about conventional weapons aimed against Israel?

10:26 McCain gets the sham of the UN Security Council. With Russian and China, no non democratic nation will EVER be taken to task for their actions on the international stage. 

10:25 Two questions in five minutes?

10:22 So now Obama’s time machine goes both ways. Obama: He can see through time. 

10:19 The situation in Russia has gotten away from us. Do you really trust Obama to deal with such a complicated situation? McCain is absolutely right–Putin has formed a cult of personality fused with extreme nationalism fueled by a sudden surge in oil based wealth. 

10:16 McCain had a great point–We’re on the edge of doing what we did in Afghanistan in Iraq. Iraq is a synthetic creation of the British; we are on the precipice of having a nation in Iraq that takes responsibility for it’s own destiny. Nationality doesn’t form over night…..even well into the 19th Century citizens of the U.S. viewed themselves as from their states first. This takes time. 

10:11 I hope my juice lasts through the end of this debate

10:10 So you’re going to blow up one powderkeg in order to get to another? The situation in Pakistan is not cut and dry, Senator. 

10:07 It requires someone who actually knows what’s going on. 

10:06 The Obama Doctrine “Eh, we’ll deal with that when we cross that bridge”

10:05 So when you have an open act of aggression by a nuclear power or an ambitious country sitting on top of a powderkeg of natural resources, that doesn’t count? 

10:01: Just as a brief aside, I want to point out this important piece from someone who was nearly killed by the terrorism of William Ayers. h/t Powerline

9:56 The free market will develop the products, Senator Obama. Is their unfairness in the system? Yes. But you can find the product you want and get the coverage you need if you’re willing to put out for it

9:53 As someone who takes advantage of the free market for insurance, you can find what you need. 

9:48 Barack Obama has never seen a piece of pork he didn’t like. 

9:47 Wow Brokaw. Just wow. 

9:46 Mind telling us what else was in those bills? You know, these things are a just a wee bit more complicated than saying “we’re going to fix x.” Logrolling happens, deals occur, and all of a sudden a good bill turns bad. 

9:44 When we change, let’s do it as Americans. Let’s know lurch towards European socialism. 

9:43 Hmmmm. Curveball. Let’s see where we go. 

9:42 Well, see Senator McCain, we can only look at records when you have one. 

9:41 Thank you for tackling this one. 

9:39 So while we’re handing out all that money, we’re going to nail businesses to the wall? You mean these very same businesses that are PAYING these people? 

9:38 Senator Obama: Already planning your re-election bid? Just have to get it out on taxes. 

9:37 Here we go. Entitlement spending must be reformed. 

9:36 Small businesses like eBay used to be. Small businesses are the economic engine powering what we have left. 

9:35 That’s Obama sacrifice: Taxes. 

9:34 More on class warfare. 

9:32 So where are you going to find the money for this? 

9:31 Back on the time machine. 

9:30 John McCain: Reforming before reform was cool. 

9:28 Either enforce the rules, or grow a pair and be like Leher and just let them go at it. 

9:27: Again with priorities. Note what’s not on that list? Entitlements. 

9:24: Bringing back the entitlement debate. I’d rather say “transfer payments,” but this is start. 

9:22: Bingo. Keep on the reform train. This man has dedicated the last twenty years to honest reform. Not CHANGE. Reform. 

9:18: Hop on Barack Obama’s time machine! Nancy: Remember 9/11? Might have caused some budget issues…..

9:13: McCain proving once again why he is best when he’s up against the wall. Calling Obama out as he sees it. Freddie and Fannie heart the Dems

9:12: Here we go. Accountability for all. McCain has been there. Where has Obama been? 

9:10: I’m here with Nancy Barnett from the County Committee. Her point: why does it always have to be about dividing the top and the bottom? 

9:09: Again, speaking right to the people. Obama: Warren? Is he your drinking buddy? And what did McCain just say about people working their way up? America succeeds when we go back to those core values in times of crisis. 

9:08: I figured Tom would throw the rules out on follow-ups. Word was earlier today that both campaigns were readying for this. 

9:07: We needed this. McCain is showing why this is his format. He’s talking straight to the people, and talking about why we need to take a positive step towards stabilizing the house. 

9:06: Economy the first question shocker. Senator Obama: Fire the executives? Umm, never heard of the Board of Directors?

Morning Round-up

Eight stories you should know about:

-The 287(g) program that allows local law enforcement to begin deportation proceedings may be on the federal budgetary chopping block. Shenandoah County participates in this program. 

The Strasburg Town Council is re-thinking the move from eight to six seats. Perhaps some of them realized that they too could be on the chopping block?

-The Woodstock Town Council has decided to keep its elections at the County Government Center rather than move to the school. Note that this applies only to the May General. Personally I don’t like the move at all. Why should these young whippersnaps get Election Day, the holiest of all days in a democracy, when yours truly had to labor tediously awaiting the return home to watch the festivities. I remember in 2000, the one time we did get Election Day off because they scheduled parent-teacher conferences the same day, that I too a nap so I could stay up late in to the night. In retrospect, that was a very good move…

-Dick Bowman has been award the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives distinguished service award.

-The Shenandoah County Fair will offer free admission to all veterans and active-duty service members on August 27th.  

-The Virginia Forensic Science Board has rejected a plan to help notify felons of biological data that could be retested. Instead, they’ll be notified by certified mail

Preparations are underway for the County Yard Crawl. Please note: this is not an excuse to dump all your old crap on your yard and just hope someone takes it. 

-Bill Bolling and Bob McDonnell will run as a team next year, regardless of what happens with Time Kaine in the coming weeks.

Morning Round-up

Six stories you should know about:

Rep. Eric Cantor has come out swinging against Barack Obama’s energy policy. Funny. You couldn’t even get people to think about energy policy for most of the last twenty years.

-Representative Goodlatte is touting his coastal exploration plan.

-New Market has released details for its fa…uh, late summer Heritage Festival. You can keep trying to explain to me why you think moving this thing to the opening weekend of the fair was a good idea…..

-Strasburg’s Capital Improvements Plan is headed for an update.

-McCain surrogates Delegates Chris Saxman and Matt Lohr are outlining the Senator’s energy policy in Harrisonburg news conference this morning. Sorry folks, they’re not on the shortlist for veep.

-Larry Hincker, Virginia Tech’s VP for University Relations, spoke to a group of university security officials about crisis communication. That wasn’t a mistype. You may remember his for this gem.