The 64th annual Shad Planking, hosted by the Wakefield Ruritan Club, remains an institution of Virginia Politics. Yesterday's event boasted approximately 2,000 attendees even though the historically bipartisan event had only Republican, Tea Party and Conservative candidates in attendance.
The event still possessed all the charm of years past with cigars smoke mingling with the wood smoke of the planks and shad fish, the beer flowing and folks of virtually every political stripe engaged in friendly banter.
There was one disappointing, if unsurprising, group of attendees carrying the Confederate Flag. That's not really news in and of itself but I found it fascinating one of their most proud and prominent members was a woman, and that all were staunch Ron Paul supporters.
Readers: what has been your experience with Ron Paul supporters, are they Confederacy-friendly? Was this an anomaly? Are the antiquated ideas representative of his anti-intervention, anti-war platform? or is it purely a domestic policy thing?