Friday, July 18, 2008

Stuarts Draft Fireman's Parade ~2008~


This afternoon was the 2008 Stuarts Draft Fireman's Parade that highlighted emergency vehicles from numerous surrounding fire districts along with the "Lawn Party" near the firehouse...

I arrived early with political activist Chris Green to work the parade lines and talk with voters about the upcoming Virginia Senate race and Republican Candidate Jim Gilmore. We found that we could only make it about halfway up the crowd for we found many engaged voters who wanted to talk issues about the upcoming election.

Many people focused on the energy issue and high prices of fuel at the pumps. Many of these same voters recalled how then Virginia Governor Mark Warner (D) had a bill come to his desk to allow drilling for known oil reserves off the Virginia coast and he pulled out the Veto-pen to kill the bill...

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