Just went over to Andy Hurst's (Democratic Nominee for VA-11) press conferance that Lowell had informed us about Now THIS Should be Interesting! in front of the headquarters of the ICG building. Andy Called this press conferance together to call for Tom Davis to resign as Chairman of the Government Reform Committee.
Turn out was fantastic, there were about 75 people in the middle of a work day, with 100 degree weather. There were some bloggers, some WaPo reporters and a bunch of volunteers and supporters.
I had orginally predicted that Andy would call for a criminal investigation into Tom Davis, instead he called for Davis to step down as chair of the Government Reform Committee. I didn't take notes so don't have any quotes, but basically Andy went through and listed off all of Davis's corruption and said that the Chair of the Government Reform Committee should be investigating these acts, not perpetrating them.
I liked how Andy pointed out that the Government Reform Committee's Christmas party was paid for by lobbyist, DOH!
If you want Andy to help defeat Tom Davis this November
[update]forgot to mention that Audrey Moore, former member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, was there and spoke to the crowd after Andy Spoke. keep the comments coming and letting us know what your thoughts are
[UPDATE by Lowell: Ben Tribbett has a great writeup. I wish I could have been there.]
[UPDATE #2 by Lowell: JC Wilmore makes a very interesting point about the "mainstream media" apparently covering for Tom Davis. What's the deal with THAT?!?]
That photo of the line of people and the photo with the children are both inspiring and beautiful. Disries like these have become my favorite diaries as of late; diaries which contain the stories of fellow advocates for Democracy getting out there, figthing the good fight, making a difference, and having a good time.
Right on. :)
I know Tom Davis. I worked with Tom Davis. Tom Davis used to be a friend of mine. You, Mr. Hurst, are no Tom Davis! Because Tom Davis had the makings of a crook, and you don't!
I was standing behind the gentleman in the salmon shirt but for some reason I'm invisible. I was holding a Hurst sign up high too. There is a space where I am or thought I was!
thanks for not melting!!
Picture is bigger if you follow Jaime's link, just making it smaller for the thread.
The media will come as more of these type of events come about..so don't worry about the lack of TV reporters. And THANKS TO Audrey Moore for your wisdom and wise comments...you hit it right on the button. Great crowd showed up showing that we mean business about retiring arrogant, corporate owned politicians. See you guys around.
If he steps down he could put a lot of nice spin on it: while I've never done anything wrong I understand the concern of the people after reading the Post article and I've decide that I would be proactive in cleaning up Washington. blah, blah, blah.
Which would make Hurst's reform platform less effective because Davis could claim to be a reformer as well. Not true, but it could be spun nicely to a NOVA audience who incorrectly thinks Davis is a moderate.
but the DNC over at www.dnc.org/blog, linked to Lowell's announcement about this press conferance check it out.