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The Blue & Gray Press | August 23, 2017

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Precious Moderate Senator Steps Down

BY JAMES MARTIN

“Politics: “Poli” a Latin word meaning “many”; and “tics” meaning “bloodsucking creatures”.”
-Robin Williams

Partisan bickering in Washington has become the norm- in fact; Congress has an approval rating that approaches a level which statisticians tell us is theoretically impossible.

Through all this, Virginia has consistently had a strong advocate for civility and integrity of government in Senator John Warner.
Unfortunately, earlier this week, Senator Warner, Virginia’s Senior Senator, announced that he was retiring after thirty years in Congress.

Warner, who seemed to be immune to the idea of partisan politics, offers a stellar record of hard and bi-partisan work on behalf of the people of Virginia.

While Virginia Republicans have drifted from being the party of the center to become the party of reactionist religious extremists- John Warner never once budged from being the voice of the center and moderation (and the people of Virginia).

Thank you Senator Warner for your years of service to Virginia – the Senate just won’t be the same without Virginia’s senior Statesman.

James Martin is a Vice-President of the Virginia Young Democrats and a contributer to the blog RaisingKaine.com.

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