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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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Apple Blossom Time (or Politicians on Parade)

The iBook of Mild Peril and I drew the Saturday Apple Blossom Festival straw this year, and one of the things set for Monday's paper is the Grand Feature Parade. The parade route conveniently comes right past our Cork Street office, which makes for comfortable, air-conditioned viewing.

So far, we've seen:

• U.S. Sen. George Allen, R-Va., on horseback
• U.S. Rep Frank Wolf, R-10th, in a convertible.

Gov. Tim Kaine made an appearnce yesterday, as did Attorney General Bob McDonnell.

Add in assorted members of the House of Delegates and Senate in today's event, and we've almost got a rolling version of the Patrick Henry Building.

Filter out the marching bands and street vendors, and it looks a lot like the Shad Planking, except with less fish, The General Lee and the Redskins' Hogettes. And Johnny Bench and the Hokie Bird.

Happy Apple Blossom!