I don’t know if these rumors are true or not. If they are, anyone engaging in this kind of dirty campaigning needs to have every political ambition of theirs shot down and burned to a crisp. Trying to take out potential primary competitors by funding challengers on their own turf is disgusting.
I really hope this is not the case, because I don’t particularly relish the idea of doing everything I can to burn down someone I’ve respected so long because their demonstrated principles are more appropriate to Soviet Russia than to Virginia. I’ve always respected George Allen, and I was bitterly disappointed when that poseur Jim Webb defeated him four years ago. Here’s what The Hill had to say about this, and it is disturbing to no end:
Stewart, who is the Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, is up for reelection in 2011, a race he said those close to Allen have already warned him about.
“They’ve already started making the threats,” said Stewart, who told The Hill that “someone senior in the Allen camp” relayed a message to his office that they intend to solicit interests to pour money into the campaign of Stewart’s challenger next year.
Granted, I don’t think running for U. S. Senate is the race Corey Stewart should be gunning for, and I don’t think he has a strong opportunity to win the Republican nomination in this race. Allen has been the presumptive front-runner and isn’t really threatened much by the possibility that Corey Stewart is thinking about running against him for a while. If Allen is going to respond by trying to cut down our current Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, someone who has done so much good for the county, Allen is utterly unfit to be entrusted by the people with the authority and responsibilities inherent in the role of being a United States Senator. You don’t reward this kind of raw thuggery with more power.
Simply on principle, if this is true of course, I cannot see anyone in Virginia’s second largest locality even wanting to piss on George Allen if he was set afire.
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