Welcome to this week’s edition of the Virginia Blog Carnival, featuring only the finest writing from among the Virginia blogosphere. First, I’d like to thank Kat for letting me host this week. As usual, I enjoyed reading all of the submissions. So, let’s get started…….
First, Leslie Carbone contributes her post commemorating the life of one of the victims of the September 11th attacks:
No doubt the hijackers and their backers, their vision distorted by resentment, would disagree that there are even 400 New Yorkers worth noticing, or worth living. But they would be wrong. Every one of the 2,992 people who died as a result of those attacks mattered. If the hijackers had understood that simple truth, September 11 would be just another “ordinary” day.
And that, I think, is the biggest difference between us and them.
Next, I’mNotEmeril writes about his own commemoration of September 11th, which also happened to be his blog’s birthday.
From Charlottesville, Rick Sincere writes about the opening shots in the media campaign against the Marshall/Newman Amendment.
Next, Tim at My Stupid Dog writes about what happens when a New York theater critic pays a visist to Staunton, Virginia.
Meanwhile, One Wise Girl wonders why everyone is so surprised that Jim Webb was disrespectful towards Nancy Reagan over the use of her husband’s image in his campaign ads.
There’s more coverage of the Allen-Webb race over at Spank That Donkey, which takes a look at the media’s obsession with George Allen’s alleged racial insensitivity.
And Extreme Mortman has more thoughts on what is turning into a pretty nasty Senate race.
Finally, Vivian Page writes about what it takes to run a successful political campaign. Wait, something’s wrong, I don’t see “smear your opponent” on the list.
And that’s the end of this week’s Virginia Blog Carnival. I’d like to thank Kat for keeping things organized and everyone who contributed this week.