SINCE WORLD WAR II, 10 of Virginia’s 11 attorneys general have run for governor. Nine of those 10, Democrats and Republicans alike, resigned to do so, and for good reason: They were loath to politicize an office whose effectiveness and prestige depend on making legal judgments untainted by politics.
Despite that wise precedent, Virginia’s current attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli II (R), has refused to follow suit. He has clung to his position even as he angled for his party’s gubernatorial nomination, bringing a cloud over his office and casting doubt on its ability to act impartially as the state’s legal counsel.
The Korean War Memorial is haunting under the best of circumstances. It seems even more so in the snow.
What is the name of our first named snowstorm? Some have suggested Snowquestration. Surely not!
It has snowed “in-town” pretty much all day. It is snowing and blowing but not sticking around too long. The ground and pavement is just too warm. Big clumps are falling off the roof. Probably sliding would be the better verb.
I have told Elena that she and I just have different weather.
Poor Gov. McDonnell has been dissed by CPAC, after being a featured speaker for the past 2 years. He and Gov. Chris Christie are both in the conservative dog house and both were not invited to speak. Why? the broke rank with the uber-cons.
Chris Christie isn’t the only Republican governor getting snubbed by the Conservative Political Action Conference. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was not invited, according to someone close to CPAC who was not authorized to speak publicly.
McDonnell, a potential 2016 candidate, spoke at the conference for the past two years. Like Christie, McDonnell is popular in his state. But he has come under fire from conservatives for backing a transportation deal that raises taxes.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II, who hopes to replace McDonnell in the governor’s mansion this year, is scheduled to speak at CPAC. So will several high-profile politicians seen as possible presidential contenders, including Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
Anyone whose nickname is Governor Ultra-sound ought to have his Uber-Con cred in permanent form. It seems amazing that the ubers can take it back from you, once it has been bequeathed.
McDonnell and Christie should just head down to Atlantic City and play blackjack or take in a show. They will be in a far better place than surrounded by all those Uber-Cons.