The Northern Virginia Daily's Political Depot

A service for our readers outside the Northern Shenandoah Valley... a sampling of The Daily's political coverage, plus unofficial, 'reporter's notebook' stuff. And occasional dry humor...

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Friday, March 31, 2006

Do you hear what I hear?

After much research, I've finally found a way to post some of the audio we here in the politics department come across from day to day. Thanks to the good folks at, those with too much time on their hands or far too much interest in Virginia politics can hear some of the audio, too.

So, for a trial run, here's a link to comments by Sen. Thomas K. Norment, R-Williamsburg, from the floor of the Senate on Tuesday morning, telling the rest of the Senate what to expect now that the House of Delegates has departed.

It's not great quality, but it's better than you can hear by sticking your head out the window and pointing your ear toward Richmond... also, please excuse the initial silence and e-mail arrival tone. This is just a test, after all.

I'd recommend listening in iTunes and setting the equalizer to "Rock," then dropping out all of the 16k, 8k and 4k. That cleans up most of my recordings very well. The link will stay up until the file is downloaded about 1,000 times (it could happen) or no one touches it for two weeks.

I'll post other interesting things as they happen. Enjoy!