Thursday, February 15, 2007
Shaun Kenney & The Washington Post
The Democratic Party is having their annual JJ Dinner at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Saturday and Obama will be the speaker of honor. Every ticket has been sold; and more than few sad supporters had to be turned away.
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) plans to endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president Saturday, pledging early support from a Southern Democrat as the Illinois senator begins his campaign for the White House.
Kaine will sign onto Obama's presidential team ahead of the senator's appearance at the Virginia Democratic Party's annual fundraiser Saturday night, according to sources familiar with Kaine's decision. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they do not want to preempt the formal announcement.
Now, for some lame reason the Washington Post also felt the need to quote a GOPer, who of course spouted some inane hackneyed commentary as old-hat as the canned laughter on an "I Love Lucy" rerun.
Shaun Kenney, a spokesman for the Republican Party of Virginia, said Kaine's endorsement of Obama would be in keeping with the political principles of both men.Yea, yea, Democrats will raise your taxes and GOPers will bankrupt you.
"I don't think it's surprising that a governor who has proposed billion-dollar tax increases will endorse one of the most liberal members of the United States Senate," Kenney said Wednesday.
Hmm, what ever happened to that ol' journalism truism that a quote should never be added unless it brings color, freshness, sparkle or something new to a story?!?
Update: Contrary to what HT was told over the phone, there are still a few tickets remaining at $165 a pop.