Old Times There Are Not Forgotten
Friday, May 05, 2006 :::
The TD has something of a gotcha piece on a speech Senate hopeful James Webb made 16 years ago at the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.
There's not much here that Webb himself has not already placed online (which reporter Tyler Whitley mentions). The only real angle here is how the piece serves as a tonic to the latest batch of drivel served-up by the New Republic against George Allen.
What is doubly refreshing is that Webb refused to join in the mudslinging against Allen, and now, Allen has refused to jump on Webb for his remarks at the Memorial. Does this represent a breakthrough in Virginia's political discourse...and end, perhaps, to at least some of the nastiness we've come to expect in congressional races? I certainly hope so.
::: posted by Norman Leahy at 5/05/2006