Perriello speculated the U.S. 58 project would win support more readily than some other projects because it is “shovel ready,” meaning permitting and design work have been completed and projects could be implemented within 90 and 120 days, and would result in job creation.McAulliffe in as gubernatorial candidate. Yeah, we already knew this, but I am including it here for the sake of thoroughness. Former DNC Chair Terry McAullife has now officially declared to run for the office of Governor of Virginia.
Kaine in as DNC Chair. Current VA Governor Tim Kaine will become the Chair of the DNC later this month. The official announcement will apparently come later this week. Kaine, a former contender for the vice-presidency and a close friend of Obama, will work as Chair on a part-time basis while he finishes his term as governor, and he will then take the position full-time.
Richardson out as Commerce Secretary. Bill Richardson has withdrawn his name for the nomination of the Commerce Secretary, citing an investigation into a New Mexico business dealing.
Jeb for Prez? Former President George H. W. Bush today announced on Fox News Sunday that he would like to see his son, Jeb, be President someday. To quote Bush:
"I think he'd be an outstanding senator ... I'd like to see him be president some day," Bush said. "Right now is probably a bad time because maybe we've had enough Bushes in there."While I have a more faith in the American public, Matthew Yglesias thinks Jeb will be President someday, 2016 most likely. Lord, I hope not. I hope in eight or 12 more years we will still have "had enough Bushes in there."