FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThis is a great idea. The first politician to do this was actually Bob Graham, when he was governor of Florida. Graham had an irrepressible sense of humor and didn't mind poking fun of himself. Floridians were greatly amused to watch him mangle hamburgers in a Burger King and drop garbage, when he worked for Waste Management. Pretty much everybody agreed that the governor shouldn't give up his day job to join the blue collar workforce.
January 27, 2009
MEDIA ADVISORY: TERRY MCAULIFFE TO HOLD FIREHOUSE WORK DAY, PHONE BANK FOR BULOVA
This Saturday, gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe will participate in the second of a series of work days with the fire fighters of Firehouse #41 in Fairfax Station. In his work days, McAuliffe is getting a firsthand look at the economy from the perspective of working Virginians, spending the day working alongside people in the jobs that they work every day around the Commonwealth.
Saturday afternoon, McAuliffe will also participate in a phone bank for Sharon Bulova, candidate for the Chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fairfax County Firehouse #41
9610 Hampton Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
2:15 - 3:15 pm
McAuliffe for Governor Headquarters
7600 Colshire Drive
McLean, VA 22102
McAuliffe appears to have the same good natured sense of humor and willingness to try anything once. Heck, he once wrestled an alligator to raise money for Jimmy Carter.
Anyway, this will be a great event, which will also help out a great candidate running for Chairman of the Fairfax County BOS.
Don't think for one moment that we can rest on our recent successes. The Republicans are hungry for a victory and view Virginia as ground zero to begin their climb back from defeat. And they are not at all above their usual tactics of demogoguery, blaming Sharon and the Democrats for an economic downturn that by all accounts began with their national policies. I'll have more to say about that over the weekend.
Meanwhile, if you're in Fairfax, come out and meet Terry and make some calls for Sharon to get out the vote for the special election on February 3.