Daydreaming of Shad

I’m stuck in this stuffy Richmond office when I should be covering breaking news from the Shad Planking in Wakefield ….

What stories will the reporters ferret out from tight-lipped partisans? Commonwealth Conservative hints that Tim Kaine’s out-of-state brigade might be a headliner, but I’m betting MSM correspondents won’t find any fault with carpetbaggers from

My money is on some variation of Jerry Kilgore’s jokes falling flat while Kaine has them rolling in the dust. Of course, Virginia’s top quipster, Sen. Russ Potts, will undoubtably get lot of coverage as he regales the Fourth Estate with tall tax tales.

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  1. 2 questions:

    1. What does Shad taste like? I’m a fish lover (southern fried perch is my favorite), but I don’t think I’ve had it.

    2. Where are Barnie and Phil? I miss being cut to pieces by the knowledgeable Phil and helped out a bit by my ideological bretheren, Barnie.

  2. Jim Bacon Avatar
    Jim Bacon

    Paul, Phil has been in Greece for the past two weeks. He’s coming back very shortly…

    Barnie’s publishing a compendium of Virginia punditry from the past few years. He’s been really engaged in that project. Once it’s over, I hope he’ll get involved in the Blog again.

  3. Ray Hyde Avatar

    To give you an idea how good shad is, the last time I had it, my cat attacked me in a effort to get it off my plate.

    I’m an illegal New England immigrant to Virginia, though culturally assimilated after 30 years. My taste runs more to steamed clams and codfish, but you just can’t beat fresh Virginia shad, unless you top it with Virgina crab meat.

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