Friday, September 22, 2006

Tom Davis Freaks Out!

I apologize that I don’t have any videos or pictures for this event, just didn’t think it would be necessary at the time, lessoned learned, I will always have a digital camcorder at all times now.

Today, the Log Cabin Republicans held a fundraiser where Tom Davis spoke. Hypocritical thing here is, that Tom is on the record supporting the Hate Amendment (inserts discrimination into the Virginia Bill of Rights by “defining marriage”), and the LCR are a member of the Commonwealth Coalition (the group formed to fight the amendment).

Anywho, me and 1 other staffer and 2 volunteers made up these flyers (had a "paid for and authorized") that stated Tom's record on this issue.
-Supports Marshall-Newman Hate Amendment
-Zero Rating from Human Rights Campaign
-voted for "marriage definition" for US Constitution
-voted against gay adoption, and so on

Turns out that Nick Meads, (his campaign manager) was doing advance, so we gave him a flyer too. At this point, he walks across the streets and gets on the phone frantically pacing back and forth clearly reading the flyer for whoever was on the other side.

About 1/2 hour later, Tom Davis and Jean-Marie (State Senator and current wife) show up, Tom Refuses to shake my hand (though Jean-Marie smiled and said hello), then Tom just freaks out and yells "I RAISED $50,000 DOLLARS TODAY AND WAS ON THREE CHANNELS (I assume he means his ads)". I responded by saying "you must be really proud of yourself brother", at this point Tom's face starts to turn red (literally), and Jean-Marie sensing an on coming confrontation, grabs Tom's arm and pulls him into the fundraiser.

My point here is, if you can get under the skin of a 12 year incumbent that easily, is he really fit for office? If a grown man, who should be a statesman yells at 20-somethings, is he really fit for office?

Maybe Tom was just outside of his comfort zone, we all know he votes with President Bush 90% of the time, and the Pres opposes gay marriage, maybe he was on edge that the people at this fundraiser found out he was betraying his voting record, that'd make me nervous too.

If anyone wants to volunteer to "track" Tom Davis and catch his next freak out on video, please e-mail me at

For the Record, Nick Meads was nice, shook our hands and chatted for a bit, then complained I always misspelled his name, it is MeadS with an S, not Mead, my apologies Nick.

Nate de la Piedra is the Online Outreach Coordinator for the Andrew Hurst for Congress 2006 Campaign. The ideas expressed herein belong to Nate de la Piedra and do not necessarily represent those of Andrew Hurst, his advisors, staff, or "The Campaign".


bladerunner said...

Great Job getting this info. You are the man. I am not sure why the Log Cabin people would want to vote for Tommy? Northern Virginians have been led to believe he's some kind of moderate--in actuality he has swung way right. Even Federal workers have been screwed by him. Just ask anyone who works at Homeland Security--he busted the unions and made it so they could get fired easily. There's more.

Anonymous said...

You need to read Tom's description of why he is in favor of the hate amendment - he sats he's "old-fashioned." May he thought he meant "old-Faschist." Whatever. I'm sure his first wife and kids would agree with how "old-fashioned" he is. The quote was in a Fall Church newspaper.

Anonymous said...

too bad he's a great politician and he just keeps WINNING. your stupid comments aren't gonna keep that from happening so i don't know why you waste your time. just for the record, i know tom extremely well and while i don't like a whole lot of things about him, i think he's still a pretty damn good at his job. everyone loses their cool every once in a while. and this stuff with his daughter's drinking is ridiculous. every 18 year old college student drinks. and the fact that tom is a christian scientist has nothing to do with it. his children and their mother aren't christian scientists why not have a drink if they darn well please? besides if you had jeanne-marie as your stepmonster you'd need to get hamered every once a while too. nobody could be a part of that family without hittin' the bottle on occasion.

Anonymous said...

The latest poll has Davis up by 30 points. Too bad Hurst has no chance in hell...which I also could have told you months ago. Stop wasting your time on Hurst. He's an unknown, unqualified piece of shit who couldn't win an election against Davis even he DID have money and people DID know he was...which they don't.