Stephen Colbert and VA's 11th

By: Andrea Chamblee
Published On: 5/4/2007 12:06:42 AM

Tonight's "Better Know a District" will be posted here soon.

Colbert asked Tom Davis of Virginia's "Fightin' 11th!" why he spends so much time on issues of DC Voting when his own district needed him.  Davis said he could "multi-task" and still find time to handle NoVa.  I guess Davis had to find more to do when he solved the problems of Iraq, and finished all his work on VA pesky little traffic's nightmare.

WaPo this week:  [CO2] Emissions jumped the most in suburban Virginia, where the estimate shows an increase of more than 18 percent. Emissions from the Maryland suburbs grew less, about 11 percent...The brightest news came from the District, where emissions grew 6.7 percent. D.C. officials said they think the relatively low increase is partly a sign of changing behavior: Residents were leaving their cars at home and walking, biking or taking public transit.

Sorry, NoVa. Between running for Senate, working for DC, and earning money for his wife's campaign, Davis has no time for things that really matter to you.
Okay, other than some rather funny expressions that would really have only mattered on TiVo, I have nothing else bad to say about how Davis conducted himself under the Colbert microscope. Well, except he mentioned the Doobie Brothers Virginia band member John Hartman but Davis didn't know what the "Doobie" in "Doobie Brothers" stood for.


Rumor about DC Madam Case (PM - 5/4/2007 8:28:58 AM)
Sorry for interloping, but while this doesn't merit a diary it is worth mentioning, since this is DC Madam night on ABC.  According to Crooks & Liars, the rumor is that the head of a conservative think tank named in the ABC promos is none other than Grover Norquist.  http://www.crooksand...  (It links ultimately to a blogger named Lofty Donkey.)

(And who wants to bet that none of the alleged johns ever gets prosecuted for anything, this still being a society mostly run by males?)

Get your bathtub jokes ready if this turns out to be the case.

Instead of a no-tax pledge, what about a no-tart pledge?  (Really weak rim shot.)

Thanks for the Colbert tip.  It is hard to imagine how he (and Stewart) can be so consistently funny.

There are also indications that lots of the phone numbers were Pentagon numbers.  Ah, a new meaning to "don't ask, don't tell." 

Hmmm, Davis daughter not on Colbert? (afausser - 5/4/2007 8:49:11 AM)
So why didnt we see any of this?

For those of you too lazy to click... (afausser - 5/4/2007 9:07:09 AM)

... (afausser - 5/4/2007 9:11:50 AM)

I'm not sure I understand the relevance (Lowell - 5/4/2007 2:16:13 PM)
of this photo. 

First of all, she looks pretty hot to me (DanG - 5/5/2007 12:02:22 AM)
And second of all, can we PLEASE leave the children out of this?  I mean, come on, people!  Do we have no decency?

Campaign on tart reform. n/t. (ericy - 5/4/2007 9:47:51 AM)

Hahaha good one (PM - 5/4/2007 1:51:07 PM)
And actually that's one of Grover's pet issues

Speaking of the Davis family (Rebecca - 5/4/2007 11:39:09 AM)
You might want to go down to the Courthouse and do checkup on JeanneMarie's daughter while you're at it.

What are you implying? (Andrea Chamblee - 5/4/2007 12:00:00 PM)
I think Tom has enough crimes of his own, as well as ethics violations for allowing his household to benefit from Jeanenmarie's job at ICG as his accomplice.

It would be interesting to find out how many of the fired Attorneys General were working on the Abramoff-related cases that will eventually lead to Davis.

It would also be interesting to see how many GSA-events (building openings, press conferences, bridge ribbon-cuttings) Lurita Doan and Karl Rove arranged for Davis in the days leading up to the election. WaPo said it wouldn't look into which Republicans benefitted from the order Rove gave to "help our candidates."

Not implying anything (Rebecca - 5/4/2007 12:22:47 PM)
I would rather not imply anything on this blog.

Davis has enough crimes of his own but I know people who won't vote for him because of family related issues which are not widely known. I figure if someone posts the picture we see here it is ok to bring this up without saying anything specific.

Lowell and others, please advise on whether or not this is appropriate.

yeah, i'm not really sure why people don't talk about "that" (pitin - 5/4/2007 12:40:24 PM)
but this picture made the national blogosphere last year, and even thought it's illegal it's "light hearted" so I guess people can get away with it.

I don't see the point of this (Lowell - 5/4/2007 2:18:01 PM)
photo or this entire line of discussion.  What am I missing here, besides a few million brain cells?  :)

Davis is using the DC issue (Rebecca - 5/4/2007 12:34:17 PM)
I believe Davis is using the DC voting issue to gain national attention in preparation for his Senate run. The bill has several Constitutional problems of which I'm sure he is well aware. But its a wonderful way to get an interview on NPR.