Thursday, December 18, 2008

Told You So

Ah, time for a bit of self-indulgent gloating. Heh, heh, heh. Tom Perriello was certified yesterday as the new U.S. congressman from the Fifth District, something we've been waiting to become official for nearly six weeks.

You will refer to the Oct. 21 session of this blog, which stated: "Tom Perriello would do well to send Al Weed a 'thank you' note ... Looks like Al softened up Goode (not to be confused with Good) and may have set him up for retirement."

On Oct. 24, I endorsed Periello with this: "Perriello, meanwhile, is a breath of fresh air, another Charlottesville area opponent for Goode who is a far better choice for the job." On Oct. 31, there was this: "When I was in Rocky Mount for a photo shoot the other day, I saw what I considered at the time to be the unthinkable: a pickup truck covered with anti-Goode sentiment. A large sign on the tailgate read, "Virgil Goode-Unpatriotic." And this: "It's looking increasingly like 5th District Congressman Virgil Goode is going down Tuesday."

Yesterday, Periello was confirmed in what may have been the most unlikely unseating of an entrenched Republican by a newcomer in years--certainly in 2008. Good for you, Southside. It's nice to be in the light again. And it's especially nice to see "good" spelled correctly again.

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