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Politics on Tape

By on 11.7.05 | 10:19AM

It's nice to pick up the ringing phone and hear the caller say, "Hi, this is Rudy Giuliani..." Of course if it were really him live, it would be his secretary on the line first. No matter, his recording was calling Saturday to urge my household to vote for Jerry Kilgore for governor on Tuesday. George Allen called yesterday with a similar message. Now questions arise why powerful Virginia congressman Rep. Tom Davis called. His taped message Saturday didn't mention Kilgore. He just wanted to make sure we'd vote for Bob McDonnell for attorney general.

My favorite call, though, came this morning from the one and only Grover Norquist -- on behalf of Michael Meunier, who's running for the House of Delegate against longtime incumbent Vivien Watts. Meunier has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Watts helped raise record taxes last year. Case closed.

By the way, how come I haven't heard from any Democrats?

UPDATE (5:52 p.m.) Just had a call from my wife (live) telling me she'd just listened to President Bush himself plugging Jerry Kilgore by phone as someone who'll defend our way of life. Wonder if he called from Air Force One, en route to Richmond...

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