Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Kate Resigns, Gets "Win Bonus"

This evening Kate Obenshain Griffin has officially resigned RPV Chair to take a job as George Allen's Chief of Staff for the remainder of his term.

According to Senate rules, she will be able to draw compensation after Allen's term ends as long as she is still operating under the office doing the transition. At $160,000 a year; that works out to be about $40,000-$50,000 in compensation she will receive as a result of her new position.

Some are speculating that its a move to not only beef up her pocketbook, but to give her more creditials to make a statewide run (is Chief of Staff for 3 months really that valuable?).

I will have more info later, but right now I am going to see what I need to do to get such a sweet deal like this.


  • At 11/13/2006 8:03 PM, Anonymous 22202GOP said…

    I guess it's impossible for anyone to think that Kate Griffin might be doing this out of loyalty to the man, who before January 1 has to pack up a public service career spanning three decades?

  • At 11/13/2006 8:07 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    Who said she isn't?

  • At 11/13/2006 8:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Like the old saying goes, "It ain't what ya know, it's who ya know."

    It's nice work if you can get it...I guess.

    She could never run for statewide office due to her complete mis-management of the VAGOP.

    Ask yourself, are you better off now then you were 4 years ago?

  • At 11/13/2006 11:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Kate screwed up the RPV, buying into all the mean hatefull BS, That is her mark on politics. Social climbing with Little Phil and stuck out in Winchester. You can not run on hate and win anything in the long run.

  • At 11/13/2006 11:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If Kate wants to learn, she should work for Russ Potts for three months. Damm Russ was right after all about Kate and the "haters"

  • At 11/14/2006 11:00 AM, Blogger James Atticus Bowden said…

    Interesting that the courageous bloggers , the Anonymous Sisters, are talking about 'hate'.

    Hate who? What in the world are they talking about?

  • At 6/14/2007 11:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If all our moral standards are to be like hers we are ALL in trouble.....Where is George's wife now?....and What a Saint in Phil to put up with her and her BS for all those years....I feel sorry for the children in both marriages.


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