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Cooch Adds Some Armor

By Greg L | 23 November 2006 | Virginia Senate | 3 Comments

NLS is reporting on Senator Ken Cuccinelli’s call for divestment from companies that engage in commerce with the government of Sudan. This is a no-brainer, as the ongoing tragedy in Darfur is an abomination and it’s utterly indefensible to contribute in any way to this tragedy. It’s a good move, both ethically and politically.

Meanwhile, Too Conservative has an interesting discussion about potential primary challengers for “the Cooch”. On one hand Cuccinelli is engaging in a fight along with Congressman Frank Wolf which strongly resonates with all voters, and there’s nearly a plea on TC to identify anybody who would want to face the meat-grinder of challenging him for the Republican nomination. Does anyone else notice a bit of a disconnect here?

I doubt this talk of a primary challenge has anything behind it at all, but challenging Cuccinelli in a primary seems like a pretty dumb way to waste a substantial amount of time and money. He’s done a great job in the Senate working with, and alternatively fighting a body has been enormously unhelpful in solving the problems that the Commonwealth is faced with, excelled in his quest to advance the possibility of registration by party within the Commonwealth, and has had a solid voting record for conservative values which have resonated strongly across the state and within his own district. Going against “the Cooch” will inevitably mean taking on a lot of committed and productive activists, and I’d consider myself one of them.

Taking on Ken Cuccinelli for the Republican nomination will be not unlike an experiement involving the collision of flying insects and the windshields of cars moving at high speed. I doubt there will be any serious volunteers for such an experience.

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  1. Loudoun Insider said on 23 Nov 2006 at 1:01 pm:
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    Greg, I think my source has been taken to task by our readers. I don’t think Cooch has to worry. BTW I just love that nickname.

  2. Revokin said on 23 Nov 2006 at 9:28 pm:
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    Shouldn’t the good senator leave the conduct of foreign policy to the Feds and worry about our state? Don’t we have enough problems in VA to keep him busy? Last I checked, our roads are crumbling, the budget is a shambles and we’re being overrun by illegals (which results in our hosptials falling apart and our neighborhoods being jammed with illegal rooming houses). Perhaps the senator could negotiate a deal with central american countries to keep their citizens in their own country?

  3. anon said on 24 Nov 2006 at 2:31 pm:
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    Oh Revokin, I sooo agree. The length of my commute to work on bumpy pothole-riddled roads is clearly more important than genocide. What is Cuccinelli thinking?!

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