Grahamnesty comes to Harrisonburg?

A few hours ago I got an email from the local GOP indicating that Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) as well as Senator Warner will be coming to Harrisonburg tomorrow in support of Representative Goodlatte.

The details (in case you can make it):

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


WHO: U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

U.S. Senator John Warner (R-VA)

U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)

WHAT: Rally at Harrisonburg Virginia Victory Headquarters

WHEN: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 12:45 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Harrisonburg Virginia Victory Headquarters

182 Neff Avenue

Harrisonburg, VA

This email raises numerous questions.  First, why would they announce the event less than 24 hours in advance?  Won’t turnout be extremely low?  Second, why are liberal “maverick” senators like Graham and Warner supporting Goodlatte?  For the record, Warner hasn’t supported Gilmore and, most likely, will not do so.  Also, shouldn’t Graham focus his time on his own re-election bid against Bob Conley?  Third, and perhaps most importantly, why the heck would a conservative like Goodlatte want face time with Graham and Warner?

It is strange, very strange indeed.  If I can make it, I’ll let you know what I can find out.

Update:  I suppose that Louis is correct.  Calling Warner and Graham liberals would likely be incorrect.  They, like McCain, sometimes have liberal policies and sometimes have conservative policies.  Unfortunately, they are not wed to the strict conservative philosophies of limited government and personal responsibility.  I believe that both South Carolina and Virginia are conservative enough to find Senators who are closer to true conservatives (Conley and Gilmore in the present election).

6 Replies to “Grahamnesty comes to Harrisonburg?”

  1. This is not a Goodlatte event. Sens. Graham and Warner are in the Valley campaigning for John McCain and this is a McCain rally. Goodlatte is just attending because he is the Republican Congressman from this area.

  2. I thought that it might just be a McCain event too, but the header in the email from the Harrisonburg GOP reads, “Come to the Rally..Come Out and Support Bob Goodlatte..” It makes absolutely no mention of McCain whatsoever. If it is a McCain event, why would he not even be mentioned? Seems like a huge oversight. But, I’ll see what they have in store for us and let everyone know.

  3. You said “Second, why are liberal senators like Graham and Warner supporting Goodlatte?” Lol, your definition of liberal must be somewhat different from mine.

  4. Nice meeting you today.

    I hope you get the chance to join the local blogging community and add your blog to

  5. Your right by calling Grahamnesty a liberal!
    Imigration Reform Act for one!
    Dressing like Betty Davis in a New York Gay Club for another!
    I think Graham is friends with Larry Craig, close friends!

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