His name is Anthony Flaccavento. Democratic candidate for Congress. Here in Southwest Virginia. Where the coal industry is under assault, the manufacturing sector is taking a beating, and jobs are fleeing to China and Indonesia. Where hope is but an empty word that Barack Obama will come down here - now that it's election time - and once again defecate in a speech in Bristol, before making his escape to less stinky surroundings.
Mr. Flaccavento's biggest concern?
Someone somewhere in Virginia's Democratic organization selected this guy to be its candidate to oppose Morgan Griffith here in the 9th District. Whoever he is, Brian Moran ought to take him out back and shoot him.
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* A special note to Flaccavento's handlers: You'd do your candidate well to take the quote off his website attributed to the most radical environmentalist on the face of the earth. You wouldn't want voters in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, Lee, Tazewell, and Wise counties knowing that your guy is in league with a man who has vowed to get arrested to stop the burning of coal.
Or leave it. And win Abingdon.
It's up to you.