Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Deeds Speeds--Needs a Driver?

Perhaps Creigh Deeds needs a driver. Deeds likes to drive himself all over the state, but like DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, whose self-driving has gotten him into trouble of late, it seems Deeds may need some help at the wheel.

In May, Deeds was driving when he rear-ended another car in Louisa County, and ended up getting ticketed for following too closely. The two female passengers in the other car were treated and released from a local hospital with minor injuries.

Then, on July 4, Deeds was ticketed for speeding in Albemarle County, doing 76 in a 65 zone. (We haven't seen this reported anywhere, but we have a good source on it.)

We'd hope by now that Deeds, as the official nominee of the Democratic party, and the recipient of significant campaign funds, would have himself a driver. It's not that we don't appreciate public officials driving themselves around; but surely he has some important things to do--like calling bloggers and donors--while canvassing the state.


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Favorite Uncle D said...

It's insane for any serious candidate for statewide office not to have a driver.

Some of the best time for reading and homework on issues, working the phone and yes, taking naps, occurs on the road. Besides, driving is tiring. It's not possible for Deeds to be at his best when it matters while also doing his own driving.

If Deeds can't let go of the steering wheel, how can he be expected to function as a governor???