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Accustomed to generals, country club signs up for Cuccinelli speech

Rosalind Helderman

First Gen. David Petraeus, now Virginia Attorney Gen. Ken Cuccinelli.

Cuccinelli (R) has been invited to deliver a speech Wednesday at the 106-year old Washington Golf and Country Club in Arlington. The club's lecture series traditionally draws pretty distinguished folks.

For instance, Petraeus was the invited guest last month, although he canceled at the last minute because his speech happened to fall on the same day that President Obama fired Gen. Stanley McChystal and gave Petraeus command of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

The club typically invites bold names in government and industry. Another past speaker at the club was White House national security adviser James Jones. Cuccinelli's invite is a sign that the attention-grabing attorney general is continuing to expand his base beyond his traditional grassroots activist supports.

Interested in attending? The speech is closed to the public. Very much closed to the public, in fact. So much so that the club declined to provide a full list of past speakers, noting that the event is open only to members.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  July 21, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Ken Cuccinelli , Rosalind Helderman  
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Cuccinelli is the "Sarah Palin" of the legal profession.

Posted by: slydell | July 21, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Is it me, or is Ms. Helderman becoming the press secretary for Cuccinelli & Company?

What is really laughable is the long-standing, quiet reputation of WGCC over the past 50 years: WASP, near-bigot, near-racist, privileged-proud.

Less laughable, and unfortunate, is Ms. Helderman's nack for reporting (or willingness to expose "the real reason" why Cuccinelli was invited). Geesh, pick up the phone, visit the club's neighbors, do some footwork already--be a journalist!

Ah, nevermind, Helderman. Sip your coffee, relax at your desk in Richmond, wait for the press releases to pop in your email box. Don't strain yourself.

Posted by: HumbleGovWorker | July 21, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

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