Apparently George Allen isn't bored with being a senator. He decided to bring in the biggest gun short of Karl Rove to run his reelection campaign--his very own Cheif of Staff Dick Wadhams. I always figured this is why Allen hired Wadhams in the first place. A career politico, I never thought Wadhams joined Allen to run his Senate office. If I'm VADemocrats, I'm looking for some rubber underwear roght now, because Wadhams is BOSS. Not only did he lead John Thune's troops in South Dakota last year, toppling Tom Daschle, then Democratic minority leader; but in 2002 he worked a near equal miracle in Colorado by bringing Wayne Allard all the way back against Tom Strickland, a former US Attorney whom many thought would easily defeat Allard's bid for reelection. Both Thune and Allard where underdogs, imagine what he can do with a popluar and extremely well-finaniced candidate in George Allen.
According to the Hotline, Wadhams joins Allen's inner circle with Chirs LaCivita and Ed Gillespie. I would not be suprised to see either Jay Timmons and/or Jason Miller back when and if Allen win reelection to gear up for the presidential run. Of all the candidates so far, even McCain, I really think Allen has put together a very impressive staff, headed by Gillespie and Wadhams. Should be interesting. But needless to say, with Wadhams running the show, Allen has shown to Virginians that he is not "bored" with the Senate, and is gearing up big time to take on either Miller or Webb.