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Governor Allen Responds To Political Future Question

George and Susan Allen

George and Susan Allen


Public Policy Polling released a poll last week that, among other things, showed Former Virginia Senator and Governor George Allen has a solid 50% approval rating. What’s more, the poll shows that 31% of respondents would definitely vote for him and 31% would consider voting for him. In the 2006 elections, Democrat Jim Webb defeated Senator George Allen by a very narrow margin. However, Webb’s failure to hold Town Hall meetings, and refusals to join in the discussion have left many with the feeling they made a mistake. Webb’s approval rating has dipped to 47%, but more telling, his disapproval is at 40%.

So, when compared with George Allen’s numbers showing 62% will either vote for him, or consider voting for him, that is good news if Allen wants to consider returning to office.

But does he even want to come back, in this politically charged atmosphere? He’s still young enough at 57, but has he decided that he has had enough?

I caught up with the former Governor and former US Senator this Labor Day weekend at a pair of events for Melody Scalley, who is running for the 100th Virginia House District seat and asked him.

I mentioned the poll and his favorable numbers, and asked him if a return to political office was in his future.

He answered “Perhaps”.

“But”, he continued, “I founded the American Energy Freedom Center, and that is such an important cause that I am putting my focus on that right now.”

I had to admit I was not familiar with the American Energy Freedom Center, so during the couple of hours between events, I used my Blackberry to poke around the website.

What I found was, Governor Allen is absolutely correct. This is an extremely important organization and the focus is on correcting the mistakes the US has made with energy policies over the last 30 years. What is most impressive is the Center’s use of research and data from The Institute for Energy Research combined with a common sense approach to resolve America’s dependence on foreign energy.

Common sense is something George Allen has always been known for.

Please take time to view this short video and let George Allen explain the American Energy Freedom Center in his own words.

From the Institute for Energy Research:

In the debate over “green jobs,” one of the most damning pieces of evidence was a blockbuster March 2009 study [.pdf] by researchers at King Juan Carlos University in Madrid. The study—whose lead author, Gabriel Calzada Álvarez, has a Ph.D. in economics and teaches Environmental Economics—agreed with President Obama and others who single out Spain as the leader in aggressive government funding of renewable energy. However, the study parted ways with President Obama when it revealed that Spain’s experience has been a disaster, where 2.2 private sector jobs were destroyed for every “green” job created by government subsidies.

This type of research exposes the truth about “green” technology and the net effect on jobs and energy costs.

Please read the Center’s game plan from the website. These are a few of the highlights.

1. Embrace common sense conservation, operational practices, teleworking, more efficient equipment and building designs to save money and waste less energy.

2. Encourage technologies that enable coal to continue generating clean, affordable electricity while providing hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

3. Encourage the proven technologies of coal-to-liquid fuels and coal synfuels as additional ultra clean fuels for our transportation and national defense needs.

4. Empower coastal States by allowing them to take initiatives to safely explore the energy resources off their coasts.

5. Remove outdated regulatory barriers to building the next generation of nuclear power plants.

So, while George Allen is not presently an elected official, he has certainly not stopped working for the people of Virginia, or America. It is good to know he has not ruled out a return to the political ring, but it is comforting to know that he is still working hard to protect jobs and improve the quality of life and the security of the nation. He has proved many times over that no matter what hand he is dealt in life, he will use it to help others every time!

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

7 Responses to “Governor Allen Responds To Political Future Question”

  1. Sandy Sanders says:

    A person can be more important out of office than in it. I pray and wish the best for George Allen.

    Sandy Sanders

  2. Sandy Sanders says:

    A person can be more important out of office than in it. I pray and wish the best for George Allen.

    Sandy Sanders

  3. He wants to correct energy mistakes?

    Does he mean like the years he supported "W" Bush while "W" trashed our Constitution and pissed away a trillion dollars on undeclared wars?

    I will never forget that when he was asked about the Bush domestic spying programs, George Allen responded with, "…well, its for our own good…" He was roundly booed at a town hall in Midlothian for that comment and for his support of Bush's warrant-less domestic spying program.

    During his early political years, Mr. Allen won our hearts with strong libertarian rhetoric. When he became a Bush lap-dog and supported Bush's trashing of the Constitution, he lost our hearts and, consequently, he lost the election to Jim Webb.

    Even though Americans have very short memories for politics, the Press will beat Mr. Allen to a pulp with Macaque stories, should he have the chutzpah to run for anything again.

    By the way, few ever learned that Macaque (often spelled Macaca by the Press) is actually a term of endearment used in some Asian countries. Just as a grandmother here, will sometimes say, "…come along, munchkins" in some countries they say, "…come along my little macaques…" The term is not commonly used as a slur, but is most often used in the context we would use to address children in an affectionate way.

  4. He wants to correct energy mistakes?

    Does he mean like the years he supported "W" Bush while "W" trashed our Constitution and pissed away a trillion dollars on undeclared wars?

    I will never forget that when he was asked about the Bush domestic spying programs, George Allen responded with, "…well, its for our own good…" He was roundly booed at a town hall in Midlothian for that comment and for his support of Bush's warrant-less domestic spying program.

    During his early political years, Mr. Allen won our hearts with strong libertarian rhetoric. When he became a Bush lap-dog and supported Bush's trashing of the Constitution, he lost our hearts and, consequently, he lost the election to Jim Webb.

    Even though Americans have very short memories for politics, the Press will beat Mr. Allen to a pulp with Macaque stories, should he have the chutzpah to run for anything again.

    By the way, few ever learned that Macaque (often spelled Macaca by the Press) is actually a term of endearment used in some Asian countries. Just as a grandmother here, will sometimes say, "…come along, munchkins" in some countries they say, "…come along my little macaques…" The term is not commonly used as a slur, but is most often used in the context we would use to address children in an affectionate way.

  5. Tom White says:

    Well, I think there are a lot of Republicans that lost their way, and were let in the wrong direction by GW Bush. In retrospect, a lot of us would do things differently, given the opportunity. I didn't ask Governor Allen, but I would imagine that sitting on the sidelines for the last 3 years, one would tend to gain some insight into where you had been the last few years.

    I don't know if that is the case in this situation, but what I can tell you is, George Allen is passionate about this foundation. I joined it myself and urge anyone that cares about the future of our country to consider doing the same. If you believe George strayed from his conservative roots during the Bush years, and I don't totally disagree, he was in a very large group, I would say after talking to him, welcome back.

    And remember, he said "perhaps". Not yes, but not a no, either.

    And Susan Allen is right in this with her husband, and she is going to email me some additional information.

    Tyler, you are a highly intelligent man with a good memory and very deep knowledge of Virginia politics. Take a look around the American Energy Freedom Center website with an eye towards the information presented there. I would love your opinion on the ideas and thoughts there. And if you could look at it without a past political eye, and as a going forward policy think tank, I believe you will be impressed. I am.

    George Allen is doing the right things here.

  6. Tom White says:

    Well, I think there are a lot of Republicans that lost their way, and were let in the wrong direction by GW Bush. In retrospect, a lot of us would do things differently, given the opportunity. I didn't ask Governor Allen, but I would imagine that sitting on the sidelines for the last 3 years, one would tend to gain some insight into where you had been the last few years.

    I don't know if that is the case in this situation, but what I can tell you is, George Allen is passionate about this foundation. I joined it myself and urge anyone that cares about the future of our country to consider doing the same. If you believe George strayed from his conservative roots during the Bush years, and I don't totally disagree, he was in a very large group, I would say after talking to him, welcome back.

    And remember, he said "perhaps". Not yes, but not a no, either.

    And Susan Allen is right in this with her husband, and she is going to email me some additional information.

    Tyler, you are a highly intelligent man with a good memory and very deep knowledge of Virginia politics. Take a look around the American Energy Freedom Center website with an eye towards the information presented there. I would love your opinion on the ideas and thoughts there. And if you could look at it without a past political eye, and as a going forward policy think tank, I believe you will be impressed. I am.

    George Allen is doing the right things here.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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