Reading the news today is giving me the happy feeling that Bush's house of cards is about to collapse. Ex-naval head seeks to be Democratic nominee for Senate
BY TYLER WHITLEY
TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER
Feb 8, 2006
Former Navy Secretary James H. Webb Jr. said yesterday that he will file papers this week to seek the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. Senate this year.
Webb, who lives in Arlington County, would join Harris N. Miller, a Fairfax County computer executive, in seeking the party's nomination.
The nominee will oppose U.S. Sen. George Allen, a Republican who is seeking a second six-year term in the Senate. Allen is a strong favorite.
Webb, who was secretary of the Navy under Republican President Ronald Reagan, resigned in protest of cutbacks in the Navy fleet. He has been a strong critic of the war in Iraq, saying that the Bush administration has never developed an exit strategy.
Webb is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the Marines in the Vietnam War.
That is one more election this year that is going to be a referendum on Bush . The more the better.