Wednesday, December 07, 2005

A Blue Dog of Discerning Tastes

Before I got into the blogosphere, I was only aware of that big red dog on PBS. Two young boys in the Young household are very fond of Clifford.

Well, it turns out the Virginia has its own dog, and it's a blue one. Steve Sisson over at the Blue Dog has published his list of his daily dozen, and it seems that I've made the cut at number seven.

It's interesting, since I can still recall a professor or two in the Hampden-Sydney political science department suggesting that I moderate what they perceived as overly partisan credentials. 'Course, then there's those among my "fellow" Republicans who seem to have a daily Two-Minute Hate whenever I dare to point out that some Republicans are acting more like Democrats.

I'm flattered, since I'm in some truly outstanding company, and have been at this for less than a year. However, rest assured that I'll work harder to try to make the top half next time.

Thanks, Steve.


Steven said...

In the past, I've read your commentary in the Potomac News and have been a big fan for some time.

And yes, Mollycoddle is a boyish-acting governor!

~ the blue dog

Addison said...

Given your interest in Virginia politics and in worker's rights, any chance you would post a look back at the Pittson strike of 1989? I'm wondering if the UMW will play a role in the special election in SWVA.

Addison said...

Make that Pittston.

James Young said...

Actually, Addison, my first Supreme Court brief (and the occasion of my admission to the Supreme Court bar) was as an amicus on the side of the special master seeking enforcement of the $30 million in fines imposed by the judge against the UMW. The Supremes essentially changed the law of contempt to protect the union's treasury, since the kind of contempt found generally required the party found in contempt to purge itself of the contempt, a principle changed by the decision.. As you may or may not know, Jackie Stump originally ran as an independent against the father of the judge who imposed the fines. It's a good idea, and I hope to address it when I have more time.

Addison said...

I had heard parts of the story, but none of the news stories have mentioned why Judge McGlothlin levied the $30 million fine in the first place.