Thursday, January 04, 2007

UPDATE with video: Virgil Goode gets what he deserves

UPDATE: Virgil Goode has been captured on video with Rep. Ellison. I wonder what was said...



Video link here.


Let me start off by saying that in no way am I condoning acts of vandalism.  While the pic below is humorous, poignant, and truthful, it is obvious that this addition to Virgil Goode's office door was certainly not requested nor paid for by the representaive from Virginia.  In the end, the taxpayers will pay for its removal, and many people will shake their heads in disgust.



Did Virgil deserve to have his window customized?  Some may say no, but did anyone deserve to be treated the way Virgil Goode treats Muslims? 

Goode, who will take his oath of office on the Bible, told constituents, "I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swamped."
HELL NO.

Yesterday we learned that much to Virgil's chagrin, Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota will be taking his oath in a private ceremony with his hand placed on a copy of the Koran.  But it's not just any old copy...

But get this: Ellison's going to take the oath -- in his private ceremony, mind you -- on a Koran donated to the Library of Congress by someone from Goode's own district.

The gift comes from a deceased resident of Albemarle County, VA, represented in Congress today by Goode.
OUCH, Virgil.  Stings a bit, huh?

Well, you'd think that Virgil and his staff would be working round the clock to get a handle on this craziness, to try their best to salvage just a bit of Goode's reputation.  But, no, actually, it appears that they aren't working AT ALL.

The addition to the window of Goode's Charlottesville office has been around since at least December 29. Goode's staff was not aware of the vandalization January 2 when a reporter called-- although it appeared someone had made an attempt to remove the word using fingernails or a coin.

Goode "is not aware of any other such incidents at any of his offices," says Goode press secretary Linwood Duncan. The congressman declined to comment on the painting of "bigot" on his office window.

Could it have been a reaction to his email? "I would have no comment on that," says Duncan.

You go, Virgil.  Keep on ignoring Virginia and the rest of America; because that worked really well for former senator George Allen (R-VA), didn't it?

The Goode watch continues....

H/T to Waldo

11 Comments:

Blogger Doug in Mount Vernon said...

I have to laugh. I remember when the first "openly gay" person was elected to the House. Gerry Studds after his scandal broke. I remember the hysterical Republicans who at that time said that the House would be overrun by openly gay representatives if we weren't careful.

What a pathetic and sad reaction of the human mind. And yes, bigoted.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Doug in Mount Vernon said...

And now we are so overrun with the "gays" that we have like.....2....in the House, maybe?

Hmmm, Frank, Baldwin--that's it. Yeah, overrun by Muslims my ass. Yeah, there was Kolbe (retired). Used to have that other GOP guy from Wisconsin too but he's also retired.

I must be missing something from "Virgil Land"....

2:30 PM  
Anonymous andreac said...

That Koran is not only donated from someone in his district. It's Thomas Jefferson's Koran.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

Virgil Goode deserves everything he gets. I applaud whoever did this.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Matthew Freeman said...

It's unbelievable after watching this video, that the Times-Dispatch headlined its article about the Goode-Ellison interaction, "Goode offers greetings to Muslim lawmaker." The article was written, not by the AP or Reuters, but by the Media General News Service, the parent company of the TD. Shocking, really.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Matthew Freeman said...

It's unbelievable after watching this video, that the Times-Dispatch headlined its article about the Goode-Ellison interaction, "Goode offers greetings to Muslim lawmaker." The article was written, not by the AP or Reuters, but by the Media General News Service, the parent company of the TD. Shocking, really.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Phriendly Jaime said...

Your shocked that the Reich Times Disgrace shows preference to the republican party? Nothing new there....

11:10 AM  
Blogger I'm Not Emeril said...

You fail to mention that Mr. Jefferson owned a copy of the Koran because his was the first American Administration to declare war upon a Muslim nation.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Phriendly Jaime said...

Oh, I "fail" to mention it? BC you and Swac think it is so?

Nice try...

12:13 AM  
Blogger Terry said...

Swac said it, I believe it, and that settles it.

HAH, anyway, don't worry about Emirel Jaime, he already proved himself senile earlier when I posted about how warm it is in Virginia and he commented "what does that have anything to do with my SUV warming up the polar ice caps on Mars?" ......

wtf.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

Swac said it, I believe it, and that settles it.

HAH, anyway, don't worry about Emirel Jaime, he already proved himself senile earlier when I posted about how warm it is in Virginia and he commented "what does that have anything to do with my SUV warming up the polar ice caps on Mars?" ......

wtf.

4:19 PM  

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