Kicking (or Shooting) Her When She's Down?
State Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Fairfax) has been taking quite a beating in the public domain since she lost resoundingly to Democrat J. Chapman Petersen in last Tuesday's election. The Democratic-friendly blogs have been crowing over her defeat, and the de facto blow that the loss represented for her husband, U.S. Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, who devoted much of the last two months, hundreds of thousands of dollars in his campaign money, and a fleet of his political staff to saving his wife's political career.
The beating is coming from the other side today, when the gun-rights group Virginia Citizens Defense League will hold a party to celebrate Devolites Davis's loss. In an effort to win in an increasingly Democrat-leaning district, the one-term senator campaigned in part on a promise to enact further gun controls. She also angered gun-rights activists by appearing with New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who praised her push for greater gun controls.
The Virginia Citizens Defense League will meet at 8 p.m. at the Mason Government Center in Annandale (6507 Columbia Pike). "It should be a good time," said VCDL member Mike Stollenwerk. "Just picture a crowd of armed men and women eating cake and lip synching to 'Na Na Hey Hey Kiss [Her] Goodbye' from the faux music group Steam. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwnqqj5Q1BU or Bananarama version at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF2XN4GMsY8). 'Na na na naaaa, na na na naaaa, hey D D, good bye!'"
Those who pay attention to such things will remember that the Mason government building is where gun-rights advocates staged a gun raffle in May to protest Bloomberg's campaign to target Virginia gun dealers who make it easy for criminals to obtain guns used in crimes in the city. The event became a showdown between gun-rights advocates and relatives of victims killed during the Virginia Tech massacre, which had occurred only weeks before.
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