TC featured in Washingtonian!

By VA Blogger

Too Conservative and Not Larry Sabato were selected as the two “Can’t Miss Clicks!” in the “Only in Virginia” subcategory in the latest edition of Washingtonian Magazine. Congrats to Ben and, well, to us! Ironically, the article, which details the best local blogs, isn’t available online, so I’ve transcribed the two write-ups.

Not Larry Sabato — Entering its fifth election cycle, this lighthearted, progressive blog is known for its in-depth coverage of Tim Kaine’s eyebrows and its insider mix of Old Dominion politics and gossip.

Too Conservative — Whether you want to know about Loudoun County or Richmond intrigue, this right-leaning site is the place for the dwindling number of conservatives in Northern Virginia.

It’s a tad perfunctory, but who can complain?


  • VA Blogger says:

    BTW, if some kind soul has a subscription and would like to scan it in, you can email it to any or all of the addresses on the side bar to the left.

  • Oh my God! Get ready for the “real conservatives” to start telling everyone how unconservative we are!

  • Good work guys! Keep it up.

  • RWN says:

    LI – you’re new moniker is NC for NOT CONSERVATIVE!!!!!!!

  • Saw it when our copy arrived on Saturday.

    Congrats !

    I can scan and email it, just tell me where to send it.

  • Not Larry Sabato says:

    VA Blogger-

    Are you really too cheap to buy Washingtonian for one month?

  • A Voter says:

    When did this blog begin to lean to the right? I must have missed something, here…

  • Alter of Freedom says:

    LI, I was thinking along the same lines.

  • VA Blogger says:


    Some would call it fiscal responsibility.

  • John Q. Public says:

    The “GRASSROOTS” must have voted for you all!


  • edmundburkenator says:

    Well deserved…

  • It’s very obvious, JQP, that the only real “grassroots” are 100% against this site – see the comments by the real “grassroots” like RWN and A Voter.

    At least Washingtonian got it right about dwindling numbers in NOVA. No wonder.

  • Not Eugene says:

    RWN: get a new theme song, yours is getting old. And learn some correct grammer if “your” going to criticize others.

  • Lovettsville Lady says:

    No recent public school graduate knows when to use your or you’re. They really have to scratch their heads when deciding whether to use there, their, or they’re. We can thank the schools for the use of “Whole Language” for the last 20+ years. Kids were not taught grammar, or spelling, or writing, and not much reading. But the educrats LOVED it. “Creative writing” without messy things like grammar, spelling, and punctuation is so much more fun!

    Sorry, I got off on another education rant when what I meant to do was congratulation the authors of this wonderful site!

    You guys rock!

  • Zach Kitts says:

    Does that mean TC is the NLS of the right?

  • Zach Kitts says:

    Or that NLS is the TC of the left?

  • Loudoun Moderate says:

    While we are on the grammar issue, there’s a word that I see repeatedly on this and other blogs and it bugs the heck out of me. That word is REIGN when the word should be REIN, as in pull in.
    A monarch REIGNS (some US presidents have thought they do also).
    BTW: Correct grammar, spelling, etc., is totally going to hell with texting!
    You are so right, LL. Hey, but LCPS is considering teaching the kids Mandarin!!!!

  • Loudoun Lady says:

    The other LL, I’m no fan of the public school system but I was pleasantly surprised that my 2nd grader was getting “Your, You’re” and “there, their, and they’re” in his word study and expecting proper usage in the worksheets. Whether or not it sticks is another problem all together, I will continue to correct him but that only goes so far!

    As for words like reign, rein or rain, or cite and site or through and thru or when to use then or than, my daughter covered it all in 3rd and 4th grade. I took a business writing course (offered to our whole office) last year and you’d be surprised at what the most common writing mistakes were, well – maybe not – they are all listed in this post.

    Another common mistake is to, two and too. I have friends that don’t seem to know the difference between huge and hugh.

    On websites I don’t assess too much from the typing, it is usually very fast and people don’t proof, which is fine. I make many mistakes myself so no finger pointing. The grammar and spelling police tend to irritate me, blah!

  • RWN says:

    Amen Loudoun Lady

  • If you want to see some good Dem infighting, go check this site out:


  • RWN says:

    Who cares about the Dems…. the 11th commandment, or even the 10 commandments is something they don’t honor or respect.

  • Zach Kitts says:

    I just looked at angry potato–can that guy swear or what? He might have elevated swearing to an art form.

  • And people complain about me!

  • VA Blogger says:

    Angry Potato is probably my new favorite blog.

  • RichmondDem says:


    Even though NLS is on my side (excepting female politicians and Tim Kaine) the commentariat here is more enjoyable. Fewer flame wars.

  • VA Blogger says:

    I’ll have to remember the word “commentariat”.

  • […] Virtual gold medallions go out to our friends at Too Conservative and Not Larry Sabato for their recognition as “Can’t miss clicks” in Washingtonian Magazine. […]

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