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Cold Fusion – Am I A Democrat? Edition

After I graduated college from Washington and Lee University, I moved to Brooklyn to take a job with Lord and Taylor as an assistant buyer in…wait for it…. Women’s moderate blouses. Yes, this conservative, color blind, fashion ignorant boy from the Valley of Virginia was going to the Big Apple. While some of my classmates, […]

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The Story of the Droopy Drawers Bill

Cold Fusion has been on sabbatical due to the brief illness and eventual passing of my mom on January 14th. I started back up writing a few weeks ago and posting on my website’s blog – www.chrissaxman.com; however, my Cold Fusion emails were very special to mom. She reviewed every one of them before I […]

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Lacey Putney – Virginia Gentleman

Yesterday, the Virginia political world was surprised, but not shocked, with the news that the Gentleman from Bedford, Delegate Lacey Putney, had decided not to run for re-election. The Gentleman from Bedford was first elected in 1961 during the Kennedy Administration. That will make 52 years of service in the Virginia General Assembly. Some back […]

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Yes, Virginia – There Are Friends In Politics

For all of the criticisms that politicians receive these days, I am still asked questions about specific politicians. Have ever met so and so? What is he or she like? No, really…What are they like? Well, just about every politician that I have met is much like the rest of them. So, yes all politicians […]

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Want More Votes? Just Listen…

Following the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Prayer Breakfast, I stayed for their private briefing with pollster Glen Bolger whose firm, Public Opinion Strategies, continues to be one of the best in the business. My father likes to use this saying, “Liars figure, figures don’t lie.” Meaning, there is truth in numbers. And the truth about […]

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CPAC Saturday

After spending yesterday at CPAC, I will be in Covington ALL day watching and cheering on the Mighty and Undefeated Augusta Avalanche run roughshod over its competition in today’s U10 baseball megathon. ESPNU10 has the coverage. Ok. They’re undefeated because this is the first tournament of the season. But, I am pretty psyched that baseball […]

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Making Friends Across the Aisle

Friday – Make Friendship a Fine Art One of the things in politics that always made me just shake my head (while hearing in my head the Robot from the TV show Lost In Space – “This. Does. Not. Compute”) was when people within my political party would ask me what was I doing hanging […]

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April Fools

Redistricting – The Virginia House and Senate released their legislation for the new legislative districts. Amid the cries of partisanship and incumbent protectionism, the net result will be a change of not much. Sure some incumbents will lose their next election in either the nomination or general election and some will choose to retire rather […]

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Really Cold Fusion

Okay – this is a REALLY cold Cold Fusion Friday – but this too shall pass. Just filled up the Avis rental out here in Phoenix (temps in the *gasp* 40s!) and unleaded regular was $3.23 a gallon. I am little more concerned about the upward trend of the the gas prices than the downward […]

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Don’t Think Obama Can Win Re-Election?

Still don’t think Obama can win re-election? Consider these facts – his numbers are up – mid 50s in polls that sample everyone and upper 40s with LIKELY VOTERS. His negative numbers are less intense that just four months ago. That and the GOP needs to win ALL of the following states to get to […]

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