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Thursday, October 27, 2005

"Golden" Gloves Boxing Champ takes one on the chin...

Don't get Michael Golden angry... You wouldn't like him when he's angry...

he just may beat you up...

Turns out that Michael Golden (R-Springfield) and candidate for the House of Delegates in the 41st district has a bit of an anger problem...

Attached to a rejected application for a CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT, is some very interesting information about the antics of Michael Golden...

Michael Golden was denied a CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT on January 22, 1998 for failing to "answer questions about his residency and a 1993 ASSAULT CHARGE".

Attached to the permit is an interesting account of Michael's past... It appears that while in Charlottesville Mikey let his temper get the best of himself... and was arrested on December 12, 1993 for ASSAULT AND BATTERY by striking someone with his fists...

This is indicative of the entire Michael Golden campaign... Downright mean... How can the people of NoVA elect someone like Golden, who clearly has no problem picking fights to office...

Like I said watch out for Mikey... I know I wouldn't wanna run into him... who knows what he might do...

27 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same old liberal democrat dirty tricks. Charges were dismissed against Golden. He got the permit. Just like the Marsden campaign, this attack just fizzles out...

4:32 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is hilarious, perhaps someone attacked his family by disagreeing with his politics.

4:32 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clearly assault and battery + being a frat prez are exactly the type of qualifications you need be an 'experienced, qualified' candidate.

Oh but wait, is that attacking his family?

4:43 PM

 
Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

I actually was the first one who found this when I was running back in December. While I admit that I was drooling all over it when I first saw it, a little research showed the charges were dropped, and pressed against another gentleman with a similar appearance. They had arrested the wrong guy.

It took me about a day to find that out after I first found the assault charge. Marsden either didn't take the time to look into it more, or he did, and is blowing it up for his own gain. I guess the latter, only based on my own expierence with him

4:47 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NLS:

did Golden pistolwhip you with his conceled weapon... is that why you are so sympathetic to him over Marsden?

5:03 PM

 
Blogger NoVA9 said...

NLS:

I am sitting here with the denied permit in my hand... it says questions about the assault "were futile"... if this really was a mistaken identity, why wouldnt he just come out and say it then... clearly there is more to this story than you think...

also... I write this blog... not the Marsden campaign

5:08 PM

 
Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

Fair enough NOVA9, I can only assume you got some help in getting this. After all, Marsden paid for $4,000 of research into Golden (who has never held office, so that means the research was almost all personal).

I'm sure he didn't finish it. Has he re-applied and been accepted for one since? I went down to C'Ville to look into this personally, believe me, I thought it was the election winner.

5:18 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You obviously have no idea how the permit process works. (Shocker!) When local law enforcement can't get the answers within a specific time, they must accept or reject the permit. They reject, then there is an ore tenus hearing, then the facts are brought before the judge, and the permit is resolved.

As NLS mentioned, the charges against Golden were dropped, that evidence was presented at the hearing, and the permit was granted.

Is it really that hard for you to understand? Or research?

Nice try to launder Robby Mook's dirt, but it's just pathetically futile.

PS--Continuing to imply that Golden was guilty, when that's false (and you could find that out with the most basic inquiry) treads close to libel.

5:18 PM

 
Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

anonymous- no Golden did not pistol whip me. :) Any leanings I have are because I know both candidates very very well. Too much first hand knowledge can trump partisanship.

5:20 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NLS:

maybe he didn't pistol whip you but I bet you are scared he might (JK... i am not implying that michael golden actually would pistol whip someone but am rather referring to his concelaed weapons in a humerous manner)

but honestly regardless of your partisanship... it looks a little personal, you have to admit...

5:31 PM

 
Blogger NoVA9 said...

Golden Staffer (i mean Anon 5:18)

I am not im[plying guilt.... I just think that is important for voters to know if a candidate has been arrested for something as serious as assault and battery... (and i am personally not comfortable with anyone who feels the need to carry a hidden weapon)

I do understand the permit granting process and I am just asking for a straight answer as to why Golden didn't confront the charges firsthand... upfront... when he applied... THE FIRST TIME...

5:34 PM

 
Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

anon- it is personal, but not in the way others are implying. It's personal, not because I take Marsden personally, but because I know both of them personally. If I had never met either of them, I'd probably be a sheep and vote for the Democratic nominee.

5:46 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can't be honest with a judge reviewing your application to pack heat, why would you be honest with voters (and Jennie, that was a comment about Michael's politics, not an attack on your family. I understand there has been some confusion on that lately.)

5:55 PM

 
Blogger NoVA9 said...

NLS:

you gotta admit though... whatever you say it "really is"... perception is reality...

so I gotta say annon has a point...

6:29 PM

 
Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

I'll be totally honest here, and say this. I'm madder about what he did to Cathy Belter than what he did to me. I saw what he did to Cathy, so at least I was expecting it from the start.

6:49 PM

 
Anonymous curious said...

OK, I may be exposing my own ignorance here, but what did Marsden do to Belter?

10:23 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NLS = Ben Tribbet = Man who burns every bridge = Marsden Basher = Golden Lackey

Qucik question? Why is Golden packing? Does he really need to have a Hand Gun to protect himself in the tough ghetto we know as Burke VA.

11:15 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You drones are really that stupid, and Nova-9, you just proved you have no idea how the system works.

The initial rejected permit application in your hand comes from the police who conduct their own, independent review. Golden has no chance to weigh in or address questions the police have until after the initial review is complete. If police can't get a timely response regarding outstanding issues--in this case, from the Charlottesville court as to the disposition of the case (i.e., charges dismissed, guilty, etc.) and from Golden's landlord (proof of a signed lease at the relevant address), they have no choice but to reject the application and allow the applicant his day in court.

Golden went to court with proof of the dismissal, proof of residency (the lease), and got the permit from the judge.

I know that might be a complex series of events for you sheep to comprehend, but there's no lying to any judge, no conviction, nothing...which is why this "story" ended up on this insignificant blog.

Oh, and only a classless coward would call out a candidate's wife anonymously. A Marsden fan, no doubt.

11:34 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 11:14:

Clearly a Golden fan, possibly staffer.

Golden is nuts - that's all there is to it. He has no qualifications and his negative lit and ads have been insane. The only one participating in any personal attacks are him and his wife and yet he has claimed from the beginning of the campaign that his family is under attack.

Maybe if he had an actual issue to discuss he wouldn't have to send his wife to do his dirty work.

11:46 PM

 
Blogger NoVA9 said...

11:34 ...

I understadn yuor concern about this posting, as it portrays your cmapaign in a bad light... however reducing it to personal attacks about this blog do not strengthen your argument... the mere fact that you are spending time here commenting on this post and not campaigning makes it significant...

and I have one question for you... why does Michael golden need to havea concealed weapon?

10:12 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does Golden need to justify to you why he wants a concealed weapons permit? He might just want to have one. You sound like a typical anti-gun liberal.

10:24 AM

 
Blogger NoVA9 said...

"anti-gun liberal" interesting... I am a firm believer in the 2nd Ammendment right to carry arms (particuarly the single shot muskets that teh framers were referencing)... but when a candidate for the HoD wants to carry a weapon... i want to know why... I think it is a fair question...

10:33 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kinda funny that a gun nut like Golden got rejected for a permit. Oh, dont you love the irony.

12:46 PM

 
Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

No reason to laugh on this one, its over.

2:15 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a fine string of trolls you got here, NoVA9! You must be pretty close to the limit for today.

Tag em and bag em, Hun!

"Same old liberal democrat dirty tricks". Yep. We tell the truth, and think it's Hell!

3:57 PM

 
Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

NOVA9, can you take down this post, and replace it with one about just the permit. I don't like seeing anyone get smeared for something they didn't do.

In other news- working on a big story. Marsden down. Werkheiser way up.

3:58 PM

 
Blogger NoVA9 said...

NLS:

The majority of the post is about the gun... thats my focus... others can read it as they wish... I hope your big opst is better than the 2 hours of a blank post we had yesterday with the AG post :)

4:39 PM

 

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