Once again, we have a prestigious national publication (The American Prospect, here) examining recent events at the University of Virginia that were engineered by what Waldo Jaquith called a "third rate Virginia Beach condo developer" and it's not pretty. The university is almost sacred in most parts of Virginia and the board of visitors is turning it into a business that is hustling for bucks. UVa grads most often see that as unseemly. And they're right.
But that's what you get when you appoint this caliber of person--one accustomed to dealing in the back room--to a position of authority, one where she can make deals behind the backs of the rest of the board. This woman needs to go and that can be accomplished July 1 when her position comes up for appointment again. Tim Kaine made a mistake appointing her. Bob McDonnell can correct it. But will he?