Sunday, November 12, 2006

Dems and Reason writers elect Senator with ties to Project for New American Century

Interesting Democrat turned Republican, appointed Sec. of Navy under Ronald Reagan, turned BACK TO Democrat and wins Virginia Senate race... is any one else not surprised... turns out James Webb has ties to the Project for a New American Century... well that's ok as they elected a life-long Skull and Boner too, Senator John F. Kerry, who also ran for President (but lost)(2004) against another Skull and Boner... but nothing to investigate here... move on...

Reason writers vote for Senator from Virginia, James Webb, they reveal. (others reveal they chose not to vote in the election in their districts)

Radley Balko, Senior Editor Residence: Alexandria, Virginia Party affiliation: None officially How are you voting?

Jim Webb for U.S. Senate. Right on Iraq. Takes a "leave us alone" position on social issues. Those alone make him preferable to George Allen. Which is good, because Webb is awful on just about everything else.

Ronald Bailey, Science CorrespondentResidence: Charlottesville, VirginiaParty affiliation: NoneHow are you voting?

U.S. Senate: James Webb. Democrat. Because the Republicans must be punished for corruption and incompetence and, of course, the "Macaca" incident.

David Weigel, Assistant Editor Residence: Fairfax, Virginia Registered party affiliation: None How are you voting?

For U.S. Senate: James Webb. It’s a choice between him and George Allen; what's the dictionary's definition of "no-brainer?" Webb is an honest-to-God renaissance man – novelist, historian, soldier, presidential advisor – who’d immediately balance out the Senate I.Q. scale that Barbara Boxer and Jeff Sessions have been tipping the wrong way since the 90s. He’s right on the war, right on gay marriage, and hideously wrong on taxes and trade, but I care most about that first issue. The thought of Webb sitting in the tall chairs at Armed Service Committee hearings, grilling Donald Rumsfeld until his glasses fog up, is a pleasant one.

Senator George Allen has conceded


James Webb

even though there were reported electronic voting machine glitches, unexplained

no challenge here... nothing to investigate... move on...

At 8:41 PM EST on November 8, AP declared Webb the winner.[3] In all Virginia elections, if the margin of defeat is less than half of a percentage point (as is apparently the case here), the Commonwealth of Virginia allows the apparent losing candidate to request a recount, paid for by the local jurisdictions. If the margin of defeat is between one and one-half of a percentage point, the losing candidate is still entitled to request a recount, but must pay the cost themselves,_2006

article about...
Defiant Iraq War Foe Defined by Vietnam
By Fredrick Kunkle
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, October 27, 2006; A01

Webb authored...

Veterans face conundrum: Kerry or Bush? By James Webb

Webb wrote a 1979 article that appeared in the Washingtonian magazine called "Women Can't Fight," which was critical of women in combat and of their attending the service academies. Webb, then an instructor at the Naval Academy, referred to a dorm there that housed 4,000 men and 300 women as "a horny woman's dream" and said he had never met a woman he "would trust to provide . . . combat leadership."


Where Were Their Leaders?

and was nominated ...

February 18, 1987 Nomination of James H. Webb, Jr., To Be Secretary of the Navy

with... oops... interconnections with the Project for the New American Century...

Major names who have been signatories on letters and policy statements from PNAC

Letter Advocating taking a strong stand on behalf of Taiwan

see... it's right there in the url...

August 20, 1999

Ooops... newly elected senator from Virginia, that James Webb? Surely not??

Partial list of people associated with the Project For The New American Century.

- People are identified as being connected to the PNAC because either they are listed on the organisation’s web site, or their names appear as authors/contributors on official PNAC documents. Information current to Dec. 2004


Nomination of James H. Webb, Jr., To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
April 6th, 1984

Webb, James - was Secretary of the Navy and Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Reagan administration.

resignation of


One reason for hurrying Senate confirmation of Robert Gates as secretary of defense through the lame-duck session of Congress is to avoid confrontation with an old enemy: James Webb, who will be a Democratic senator from Virginia in the new Congress starting in January.

During President Reagan's second term, Gates and Webb clashed as colleagues. Webb as secretary of the Navy objected to plans by Gates, then deputy national security adviser, for U.S. warships to protect oil platforms in the Persian Gulf. The hot-tempered Webb made clear his irritation with the soft-spoken Gates.

National Security Advisory Council

Think: What will James Webb do? Will it matter if Gates isn't confirmed, as whoever is nominated will indeed be a member of what organization?

Think: does it matter how we vote as more and more candidates for national political office are shown to be members of what organization? Or as bad...

Initial List of Council on Foreign Relations Members

No recount or investigations... nothing to see... move on...

Who’s Afraid of Virginia’s Voting Machines?
November 09, 2006

Down over 7,000 votes to Democratic challenger Jim Webb, Virginia Senator George Allen today conceded. "It is with deep respect for the people of Virginia," Allen said, "that I do not wish to cause more rancor by protracted litigation which would in my judgment not alter the results."

With all due respect to Sen. Allen, how could he know for sure?

The long history of problems with electronic voting systems should have given him at least slight pause, especially in light of last week's documented incidents of Hart Intercivic voting machines apparently truncating the names of several candidates on the summary page, including the name of his opponent, now-Senator-elect Jim Webb. Or reports from election day that ES&S iVotronic machines in Sarasota, Florida, recorded 10,000 fewer votes for a Congressional race than for other high-profile races.

The majority of Virginia counties use touchscreen direct recording electronic (DRE) voting machines, and most of those counties use DREs that do not generate voter-verified paper ballots. Instead of creating anything truly useful for officials to recount, the machines simply reproduce data that is already in memory, in effect reprinting the results rather than recounting ballots in any meaningful sense. Mechanical problems or manipulation affecting the initial vote totals would most likely not be spotted by simply reprinting the same results

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