State GOP Smears Leslie Cockburn

Moments after Leslie was named the 5th District nominee, the Virginia Republican Party started  in on some GOP name-calling.

Based on a review (!) of Dangerous Liaison, her 1991 book investigating the Israeli lobby’s outsized influence on American foreign policy, they’ve tagged her “a virulent anti-Semite.”

Not so, say two experts, Lowell Feld and David T.S. Jonas. They write, “… we can say in full confidence—having been the apparently rare people in Virginia politics to have actually read the whole book—that not a single passage attributable to Andrew or Leslie Cockburn in “Dangerous Liaison” is even remotely anti-Semitic.

Read their comments here.


Caucus for May 10 CANCELLED

Three delegates and two alternates were selected, with no contention, to represent the Rappahannock Democratic Committee at the Fifth District Caucus on May 31st, therefore the caucus scheduled for May 10 at the Town Hall has been cancelled.  If there any questions, please contact  the Chair (Ross O’Donoghue, 540-987-8019).


Terry McAuliffe & Bill Clinton in NoVa this week!

A note from Terry:

I amexcited Bill Clinton is coming to Northern Virginia this week to ask people to commit to vote.
Will you join President Clinton, me, and hundreds of your neighbors on Sunday or Monday? Tickets are free, but are required for admission. Here are all the details:

What: Virginia Votes! Dale City Tickets: Where: VFW Post, 14631 Minnieville Road, Dale City, VA When: Sunday, October 27, at 12:30 (doors open at 11:30) Note: Tickets are required for admission, but do not guarantee entrance.

What: Virginia Votes! Herndon Tickets: Where: Herndon Middle School, 901 Locust Street, Herndon, VA When: Monday, October 28, at 6:30 (doors open at 5:30) Note: Tickets are required for admission, but do not guarantee entrance. (more…)