Sean Collins - Rolling Stones “Game of Thrones Recap: No Man Should Have All That Power” (via fystarks)
Though let’s at least acknowledge that she (specifically in the books) compounds quite a few of her own problems of circumstance with her refusal to acknowledge the realities around her. The benefit and drawback of the books is that you get explicit understanding of the character’s thoughts and emotions.
BY WESLEY P. HESTER
Could you soon be seeing “Chap Peterson for Governor” stickers?
Sen. J. Chapman “Chap” Peterson, D-Fairfax City, said Friday he is giving some serious thought to seeking the state’s top post.
“I’ve talked to some people,” he said. “It’s an open contest at this point, which makes it a little bit unique in that for the first time in several years there are no Democrats that hold a statewide Constitutional office right now.”
A member of the legislature since 2002, Peterson was elected to the Senate in 2007 after serving in the House of Delegates. In 2005, he unsuccessfully ran for lieutenant governor in 2005.
Peterson said he not yet raised any money, but has begun speaking with others about the possibility, including Terry McAuliffe.
A former Democratic National Committee chairman and businessman, McAuliffe has suggested that he, too, is seriously considering a run.
McAuliffe unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for governor in 2009, losing to Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath.
On the Republican side, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are expected to battle for the GOP nomination.
Peterson described himself and Cuccinelli, with whom he served in the Senate, as “friendly rivals,” which he said was “part of the attraction.”
Peterson did say he was likely to decide against a run if one of the state’s most popular political figures, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., decides to throw his hat in the ring.
He added that he might be interested in running for attorney general “depending on the circumstances.”
All I could think while reading this is that it is Petersen, not Peterson.
Also, Chap threatens publicly so that Terry backs him amongst his circles for AG, because Chap would be him like a drum in a very ugly primary that the DPVA wants to avoid. This way, everybody wins.
““This was a train wreck for the Obama administration…This law looks like it’s going to be struck down. I’m telling you, all of the predictions including mine that the justices would not have a problem with this law were wrong… if I had to bet today I would bet that this court is going to strike down the individual mandate.””
CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin on the way the wind seems to be blowing during the Supreme Court hearings.
I think this is a bit of hyperbole, but at least hearing the audio, it is clear that Obama’s team did not have their shit together.
Rick Santorum (via politicalprof)
JokeExplainer: In case the irony is lost, there are quite a few people working against this man for the very same reason.