The Kilgore boys have new jobs!
Just saw this over at the RTD. Looks like Jerry may be first in line to become Virginia chairman for former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, overseeing his 2008 effort here in Virginia to secure the nomination for POTUS for the Republican party. Jer-Bear isn't commenting yet; no word on whether or not it's because he hasn't yet found someone to dub his voice or if he just hasn't had the heart to tell Jim Gilmore of his plans. The juicy bits:
You go Jer-Bear. You bring that liberal Northerner to Virginia and you git 'er done.Jerry W. Kilgore, defeated for governor in 2005, is backing a guy with another kind of accent for the Republican presidential nomination.
Kilgore, known for his Southwestern Virginia twang, and Giuliani, with his New York patois, might seem an unlikely pair. Kilgore is conservative on many issues on which Giuliani is moderate or liberal, among them, gun control, abortion rights and gay rights.
Giuliani has enlisted Virginia fundraising consultants Tom Benedetti, Abby Farris Rogers and Christie Heath to plumb for dollars in mid-Atlantic states and in Washington. Their clients have included Kilgore, now a private lawyer in Richmond, and former Gov. Jim Gilmore, who this week launched a presidential exploratory committee.
News on Terry:
Congratulations to the Kilgore boys, folks! May they both sport little tiny mustaches and striped polos for years to come.Kilgore's twin brother, Terry, also is making political news. A delegate from Scott County, Terry G. Kilgore is the new chairman of the House Republican Caucus, succeeding Del. R. Steven Landes of Augusta County.