Evil gay judge is now numero uno with GOP
Eight months ago, the House rejected Thorne-Begland for a General District Court judgeship in Richmond. Conservatives contended that the city prosecutor was unfit for the bench because years earlier, as a Navy pilot, he had challenge the military’s now-defunct “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy toward gays and lesbians in the armed forces.
About a month later, Thorne-Begland won an interim appointment from Richmond Circuit Court judges, who have the authority to fill vacancies on a temporary basis. Without approval from the General Assembly, his appointment will expire next month.
The move by the judges infuriated some conservatives and inspired legislation for the current session that would prohibit the judiciary from appointing someone who had been rejected by the General Assembly. Some political observers predicted that the temporary appointment would harden resistance to Thorne-Begland.
Instead, Republicans have largely dropped their opposition.
There is nothing like losing an election to make the pariahs look a little better. The GOP is now finding Thorne-Begland acceptable and Corey is welcoming EVERYone to Prince William County.
Is this a case of being careful of who you piss off while scrambling up the ladder of success? On the way down, the ride can be a little bumpier.
Some of Prince William’s multitudinous delegation got on their high horse and made impassioned speeches about how Thorne-Begland was simply unfit to sit on the bench. What if he had to prosecute gay people???? EEEEK EEEEEEk Gay people.
It seems our esteemed delegates, for the most part, have grown up a lot in 8 months. Or maybe we should assume that Thorne-Begland has just become one terrific judge in 8 months!.. Yea,, that’s the ticket.