I was impressed today by the leadership Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Bob McDonnell have shown on the gun and health care matters that was presented by the Virginia Tech shooting. The two men, working together effectively, have closed this loophole.
The liberal blogs, however, should take a hint from the attitude and actions of the govenror. Remember when the governor said this?
"I think that people who want to take this within 24 hours of the event and make it their political hobby hoarse to ride . . . I've got nothing but loathing for them. To those who want to try and make this into some little crusade, I say take that elsewhere!"
--Gov. Time Kaine, April 17 2007
And I can't help but laugh about one other thing. Prominent liberal bloggers NLS (here and here) and Raising Kaine (here and here) have absolutley savaged Regent University and its Law School, and using that as an excuse to attack the Attorney General. They seem to resent the fact that McDonnell's AG office has hired so many Regent Law School grads, as if being an evangelical Christian somehow denies you the right to serve in the public office of Attorney General, and that somehow it makes you less of a lawyer.
This stuff drives me insane from the Left. They are basically saying that you cannot serve competantly in government if you are a Christian. What makes that assertion even more laughable is the Democrat governor, a HARVARD graduate, turned and worked hand-in-hand with this supposedly evangelical office that takes its orders from Pat Robertson. Funny. This, of course, would never fly if roles were reversed. But nobody calls the Left out on posts like this, ones that bash Christians for being Christian and nothing else, and even worse its used as a way to attack the Attorney General. Its cheap-shotting. There is nothing wrong with going to Law School at a place that emphasized faith.
Not Ron Jeremy, posting on NLS, puts it best and I think we can apply this language to the liberal VA blogs as well:
Clearlyy Jon Stewart and Bill Maher [and NLS and RK] think they know better than Virginia voters--you know, the folks who actually elect people to public office. What's their point exactly? Could it be that a mocking style of religious bigotry is acceptable and politically correct so long as it is thinly disguised as Hollywood humor. The people of Virginia will never cede their judgment to the likes of Jon Stewart and Bill "Terrorists aren't cowards" Maher [and the anti-Christian VA left].
(And to be completly fair to Ben, he did post THIS about Kaine and McDonnell today)
In the thred of THIS POST, "Jason" has this to say about NLS and the videos posted about Regent University and Bob McDonnell. First, here is what Ben said:
You can go look through all my writing on this site about McDonnell, I have NEVER questioned him just for attending Regent. I could care less where anyone goes to school, and that doesn't bother me at all. To me, it actually makes sense that a conservative Christian with a family who lives in Virginia Beach would go to Regent Law instead of commuting somewhere. As you can see from the video clips of Stewart and Maher, not everyone is as open minded on that.
Again, do not try to tar me with something I didn't say. I have probably written a few hundred thousand words on this site since I started it, if I wanted to say something I could say it. You are really pissing me off saying I questioned his judgement for choosing Regent, when I even specifically said in the comments that I questioned that he chose it from a TV show. Again, I could care less that he chose the school.
And Jason responds thusly:
KILO brings the noise . . . . . . So does GOOD SENSE