Meanwhile, although I disagree with J.R. Hoeft on this, at least he's consistent and not afraid to take on his own party for "succumbing to" the "political winds" (as Hoeft sees it). Good for him, putting his principles (again, ones I disagree with) over politics (in this case, McDonnell, Bolling, Mullins et al. jumping on the bandwagon driven by Steve Shannon, demanding that Phil Hamilton resign).
...nice to see that many candidates have reserved judgment until after the panel has reviewed the totality of the case.Uh huh, and neither could Pat Mullins, Bob McDonnell or Bill Bolling. Ha.
Of course, Democratic Attorney General wannabe Steve Shannon couldn’t resist pronouncing judgment early...
When you have Cuccinelli and Gov. Timmy! on the same page, you know there has to be broad consensus that something needs to be done. Obviously, Shannon is outside of that mainstream.As are, apparently, Pat Mullins, Bob McDonnell and Bill Bolling. Fascinating.
J.R. Hoeft at Bearing Drift
McDonnell, Bolling and Mullins choose politics over principleGood questions, Jim, I've been wondering the same thing about these Republicans for a long time. :)
This [Bob McDonnell's call for Phil Hamilton to step down] is B.S.
What the heck is going on with the GOP leaders? What sort of political winds are they succumbing to? What principles are they abiding by?
P.S. Meanwhile, as NLS points out, "KEN CUCCINELLI ONLY STATEWIDE CANDIDATE STILL DEFENDING PUBLIC CORRUPTION." My guess is that this will make Cooch a hero to the right-wing Virginia blogosphere, but hopefully unelectable to the rest of us.