Saturday, June 2, 2007

Vote For Sayre
From Satursay's Harrisonburg Daily News
Why should anyone take time from a busy schedule to vote for Scott Sayre in the Republican Primary on June 12?
Let’s think about that: excellent leadership, dedicated public service, common sense and strong values are just a few reasons to take the time to vote for Scott Sayre. He won’t spend $11 million to build a tunnel for the delegates when a $5 umbrella would do the job. Scott Sayre is a proven business leader. A Boy Scout leader. A deacon in his church.
Growing up in Augusta County, Scott Sayre excelled in numerous scholastic activities at Waynesboro High School. He graduated from VMI. He received his Master’s degree from Liberty University and then served our nation in the U.S. Army.
This hard working, dedicated family man has worked hard to build a business that employs over 100 people in the valley.
Scott is one of the largest employers of adults with disabilities in the Shenandoah Valley. He has put his own money into public schools and into business development. He hasn't wasted our tax dollars on Richmond pork. Without reservation, I highly endorse Scott Sayre for a four-year term in the state legislature.
We need this good man to support education, to improve transportation, to stop the large tax increases like the one voted for by Sen. Hanger. Scott doesn’t start calling his opponent names and engaging in personal attacks. He won’t call a person who doesn’t want to increase taxes, "an extremist." We need a man like Scott to protect the citizens from abuse of government power from Richmond.
See Letter to the Editor here
See my page here
Scott supporting Virginia Tech


Blogger Teddy Roosevelt said...

That letter wasn't even original. Read the earlier letter to the editor below and see if it sounds familiar:

Why should anyone take time from a busy schedule to vote for Sen. Emmett Hanger Jr., R-Mount Solon, in the Republican primary on June 12? Let's think about that; excellent leadership, dedicated public service, common sense and strong values are just a few reasons to take the time to vote for Emmett Hanger. As a former principal and teacher of Hanger's at Fort Defiance High School, we recognized then his extraordinary leadership abilities and we knew he was destined for success in any career he chose.

Coming from humble beginnings, Sen. Hanger excelled in numerous scholastic activities in high school, worked to pay his entire college tuition, graduated with honors from James Madison University and then served our state and nation in the U.S. Army. This hard-working, dedicated man has served Senate District 24 since 1996 and is considered one of the top senators in the state Senate. Without reservation, we highly endorse Emmett Hanger for another four-year term in the state legislature.

Sen. Hanger strongly stands for his beliefs, keenly understands the concerns of the average citizen and tirelessly serves his constituents. We need this good man to remain in his position to support education, improve transportation, keep taxes under control and protect our cherished values.

Take time on Tuesday, June 12, to vote for Emmett Hanger, a man of integrity, who serves all in the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains to keep our future protected and well represented. See you at the polls.

Mount Sidney

Weyers Cave


June 3, 2007 at 12:07 AM  
Blogger Yankee Philip said...

Very good TR. I used it as a template. Do you think it was a good reworking? I was hoping the editors would see the format. I wanted to make it simple for the people to see the comparison. I am glad to know that people are reading the paper.

June 3, 2007 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger Teddy Roosevelt said...

Let me flip the script a bit Yankee...

Do you not consider your position on taxes to be that of an extremist?

Grover Norquist's tax pledge states very simply that a candidate will never raise taxes.

So a situation comes up where an antiquated and unfair tax needs to be removed from the books. If this tax is removed there won't be enough money in the budget to cover core education costs. The smart solution is to figure out an equitable way to replace the lost money.

I know what your standard rah rah comeback is..."We should simply cut out wasteful spending and we will have more than enough."

Yankee...I understand you're from Jersey so allow me to be the one to explain this to you. Virginia is one of the best managed states in the nation. We keep our promises and we balance our budget.

Not doing so is irresponsible, and to use a word I know you're not fond of...extreme.

June 3, 2007 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger Yankee Philip said...

I am not from New Jersey.
If our states budget grew proportionally with inflation and population, it would be considerably lower than where it is.
Being the best run government is commendable, but don't you think there is always room for improvement?
Balancing a budget is a good thing to do if we put an upper limit on the taxation. If we keep balancing the budget by increasing taxation, taxpayers will leave the state.

June 3, 2007 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger Teddy Roosevelt said...

Emmett's plan is tax reform. Did you not even notice that he worked to remove the estate tax?

If you're going to bash Emmett at least do it with facts:

Some taxes need to be raised as others are lowered in order to make our system more fair. There are a lot of taxes on the books that are simply out of date. Dropping them cold turkey will cause major problems to our budget...yet that's the solution ATR and others would propose.

There are a lot of good people I support who have signed the pledge. I know their intentions were pure. I also know they are very smart people. I'm sure Mr. Sayre is as well. What I will also say though is that that anti-tax pledge leads to problems in government.

Reagan raised taxes when he needed to. So did both George Bushes. I'm really not sure where all your anger toward Hanger comes from.

We all need to take responsibility in our government.

June 3, 2007 at 12:42 AM  
Blogger Teddy Roosevelt said...

Sorry about the Jersey thing. For some reason I thought that's where you are from.

June 3, 2007 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger Yankee Philip said...

TR, stop with the name calling. Where is there any anger in what I said? I have met Sen.Hanger many times. He is very nice. He has a good down home folksy manner.I agree with him on many issues. I just think Scott is a better choice. I also don't like being called an extremist because I think taxes should be low.

June 3, 2007 at 12:47 AM  
Blogger Yankee Philip said...

Do you know me? Have we ever met? Why would you think I was from NJ?

June 3, 2007 at 12:48 AM  
Blogger Spank That Donkey said...

Dear Son/Daughter of B4H:
Emmett is not for 'Reform', if he were for reform he would have insisted on ELIMINATING the tax on unprepared foods, instead it was only decreased to 1%...

See that is the trick, once Govt. gets a tax they never give it up, even when a so-called 'Reforming' Senator is at it....

Face it, Hanger was only looking for cover when he voted for the largest tax increase in the history of Virginia.

Try again, Mr/Mrs.Son/Daughter of B4H! oh, GGD was still never a member of B4S, and it's still 18 not 17 B4S bloggers...

Keep given us those FACTS... we've heard enough of your droning about everyone lying except of course for the anonymous Son/Daughter of B4H/Teddy Crowd!

June 3, 2007 at 12:57 AM  
Blogger Teddy Roosevelt said...

I think I would have retired early had I been your teacher in school Chris. I bet you were a wild one. You talk a lot but you never listen.

Emmett Hanger's work isn't done and I'm proud to call him my senator. He has walked the walk for many years on the issue of abortion, education, taxes, transportation, agriculture...etc. I know exactly where he stands and he's a name I can trust. Sayre is an unknown quantity that sounds a lot like a one song broken record. I need a little variety in my leader. you really think I care about your 18 bloggers. It's late, but I'm still laughing at you.

You still haven't answered why Kurt was in such a rush to get out and bury all evidence of his nasty blog.

June 3, 2007 at 1:04 AM  
Blogger Teddy Roosevelt said...


I think that if I ever did meet you I would like you. I believe you're a good guy. I enjoyed the exchange. Have a great night.

And Chris...You can now do the one thing you do best and delete all of these comments.

Buenos noches

June 3, 2007 at 1:15 AM  
Anonymous I no longer support Emmett said...

It appears that Emmett’s supporters cannot run on Emmett’s record so they attack the candidate’s wife, his employees and grassroots workers. I noticed that Vickie Parkinson (Emmett’s campaign manager) was sitting next to Myron Rhodes (Republitarian) at the BRCC debate and then the next day all the dirt started to flow. Does not speak well for a sitting State Senator.

Why can’t the Emmett supporters defend Emmett’s record? Go ahead and make cartoon’s of Scott Sayre, call him names, etc… that is fair play, but using a private investigator to dig up dirt on Sayre's friends, employees, and family is over the line. The people supporting Emmett are acting like Democrats.

June 3, 2007 at 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey No Longer, It is only a few fellows calling names. I understand their frustration. He is an incumbant who should be kicking our tail. They know that we have a winning candidate. They must resort to ad hominem attacks. Don't get upset with the hard core negative campaigning.It is the same stuff the Democrats threw at the Republicans after 94.

June 3, 2007 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Spank That Donkey said...

Oh, don't forget Vickie Parkinson was also at Scott's Announcement in Fishersville! Never an indication from her she wasn't a supporter...

June 3, 2007 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Yankee Philip said...

A mugwump sits in 2 camps. Their mug in one, and their "wump" in another

June 3, 2007 at 1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vickie Parkinson sat with the guy who is releasing all the info against Sayre? I heard she is Hanger's campaign manager. She sat with him at the debate and then he released all that information the next day? Coincidence? That is really interesting. I've been watching this race and, though I supported Hanger in the past, all this dirt going out that has nothing to do with governing has made up my mind. My vote goes to Scott Sayre.

June 3, 2007 at 1:34 PM  
Anonymous Doug Bowman said...

Andrew Clem writes on his blog at

"We can leave the question of what a "progressive" is until later. Suffice it to say that Sen. Hanger's model Republican leader, Teddy Roosevelt, was a progressive Republican, believing in reform on behalf of the broad public interest. Like "TR," Sen. Hanger is a strong advocated of nature and wildlife conservation."

Teddy's Truth or Andrew's lie,
what say you Andrew? Just asking

June 3, 2007 at 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Doug Bowman said...

O' yes, check out comment #11 as Teddy ends with "Buenos noches."

Andrew Clem post on his blog,

"Whereas most Republicans these days are strongly in favor of the Second Amendment, few of them are active hunters or really appreciate the Great Outdoors, as Teddy Roosevelt did. Hence, they are generally less concerned about protecting Mother Nature."

June 3, 2007 at 3:23 PM  
Anonymous doug bowman said...

More on Teddy? take a look at the bottom header of the Staunton GOP website:

"This Web site was designed by and is maintained by Andrew G. Clem. It is paid for and authorized by the Staunton Republican Committee, Staunton, VA.
Presidential photo credits:, Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Eisenhower Archives, Gerald R. Ford Library, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation."

Teddy's Truth or Andrew's lie,
what say you Andrew? Just asking

June 3, 2007 at 3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Andrew Clem a friend of Cliff Garstang?

June 3, 2007 at 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like "teddy" is "andrew clem" from what i'm reading. those people are nuts.

-- bob

June 3, 2007 at 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teddy Roosevelt, I mean Andrew Clem, way is Emmett running from his voting record. You seem to have all the answers. Please explain.

June 3, 2007 at 6:13 PM  
Anonymous republitarian said...

First of all, That woman asked if that seat was saved and I said no. I didn't know her name UNTIL I read it just now. I noticed she had a bunch of Hanger brochures and I asked her if she was with the campaign and she said yes.

That was the extent of our conversation. I repeat, I did not know about the DWI's until I got home, and I just found out about Christine Kelley 4 days ago.

June 3, 2007 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Teddy Roosevelt said...

I'm really starting to love you guys. It's so much fun to watch you engage in conversations with yourselves.

How many different personalities do you have? You should actually love Emmett Hanger...

He worked hard to preserve the Western State mental facility in Staunton. Now you can get the best care in the state without having to drive a long distance from home.

June 3, 2007 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Yankee Philip said...

TR, I have met Myron, I have met Andrew. I went up to both of them and introduced myself. I have no ill feelings towards them. I am sure the same would be true if I met you. I am sure you don't need mental health care.Can you please turn down the anger? Be sarcastic, silly, funny, but stop the names and insults.

June 3, 2007 at 11:35 PM  

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