Let's face it, Virginia. Your governor, Tim Kaine, is a little… well… sane. I mean he's a really great guy. He's done wonders for the state budget. But why isn't he on MSNBC screaming at Chris Matthews? Why isn't he on the Daily Show, bewildering the hell out of Jon Stewart? Why isn't he riding a mechanical bull into the wee hours of the night?
Virginia, what you need is a healthy dose of Terry McAuliffe…
Former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe filed papers Monday necessary to run for governor in Virginia next year. McAuliffe established his campaign committee, Friends of Terry McAuliffe, with the State Board of Elections and will tour Virginia for the next 60 days before making his candidacy certain…
A native of upstate New York, McAuliffe, 51, has lived in Virginia for about 17 years. He lives in the Washington, D.C., suburb of McLean.
Interesting fact about McAuliffe: He's not very good at winning elections. The Democrats lost seats in Congress throughout his term as DNC Chair. He couldn't get John Kerry into the Oval Office. And his candidate for president lost her primary, although it's possible they haven't told that to Terry yet.
But you'd better believe he'll stir things up in Virginia. Whether downing shots with Joe Scarborough or hosting visits from Pope Hillary Clinton, a Governor McAuliffe will make Tim Kaine seem as boring as his successor, Mark Warner.
Well, actually that's a bit harsh. How about only as boring as a monotone recitation of The Iliad in the original Ancient Greek with pauses for the earth's crust to harden?
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