Creigh Deeds Mystifies, Misleads, and Surprises

On Monday Virginia State Congressman Creigh Deeds decided to say a few words in recognition of Lee-Jackson Day.  It’s quite funny.   I would love to know what the two ladies seen in the video were thinking.

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12 comments… add one

  • Patrick Young Jan 23, 2013

    It was Lee/Jackson/King/Sun Tzu day in Virginia.

    • Kevin Levin Jan 23, 2013

      It’s a day to honor all those people who are rude enough to show up to dinner with their own food. :-)

      • Patrick Young Jan 23, 2013

        Definitely what I would have devoted my time to in a 3 minute speech about Jackson. I do imagine Sun’s takeout would have been tastier than Jack’s.

  • Richard Williams Jan 23, 2013

    Actually, he’s a state senator, just to be precise and, though it was MLK day, it was also Jackson’s birthday. Senator Emmett Hanger usually gives this speech most sessions. If the redistricting flanking move by the Republicans is successful, Deeds will be facing Hanger in a runoff. Perhaps this is Deeds’s own flanking move? One thing we can be thankful for, Deeds could be sitting in the Governor’s mansion. I didn’t realize Jackson was a vegetarian. I hope his governing skills are better than his reading skills.

    • Kevin Levin Jan 23, 2013

      Thanks for the correction. I thought it was kind of funny to see Deeds giving this speech. Your explanation makes sense.

      On a different note, congratulations on completing your book about Lexington.

      • Richard Williams Jan 23, 2013

        Thanks Kevin. Deeds seemed rather uncomfortable, in addition to being unfamiliar with his subject. I don’t think his heart was really in it. ;-) Senator Hanger does a much better job.

        • Tom Jones Jan 25, 2013

          Thank you, Mr. Williams. While I can’t share your sentiments on who should be sitting in the Governor’s chair, I appreciated your setting Kevin straight about why Senator Deeds’ comments are neither mystifying nor surprising. (If they are misleading, I missed that, too.) Kevin seems so eager to find examples of Southern buffoonery, of which there are plenty, of course, that he sometimes gets carried away.

          • Kevin Levin Jan 25, 2013

            I don’t think it’s “buffoonery” at all. The problem was with the execution. I actually don’t have much of a problem at all with this kind of statement in the state legislature. Individual legislators speak up to honor individuals, organizations, and events all the time.

  • R E Watson Jan 24, 2013

    He should have mentioned that Jackson loved women ;-)

  • doug didier Jan 24, 2013

    Wonder what is funny..

  • Jazzeum Jan 24, 2013

    Weird is all I can say. Actually, the word disjointed comes to mind. I guess he’s not tooooo big on Martin Luther King. Can’t please everyone I guess.

  • Kevin Levin Jan 25, 2013

    What hatred? It’s an awkward presentation. Get over yourself.

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