|Goodlatte: His own law firm?|
The hard right Republican, of course, is part of the cadre that is holding the country hostage on the healthcare insurance issue and who helped close the government. His own fear of the TeaParty in recent years has sent him to the extremes of his own party.
Goodlatte's wife (and one of my favorite people), Maryellen, is a top-notch lawyer and a partner in a Roanoke firm. It looked a few years ago like she was going to be appointed to a federal judgeship--which she richly deserved--but one of the good old white boys from far Southwest Virginia picked up the nomination and the seat. Maryellen would have been one of the best federal judges on the bench. The guy who was picked was and is an empty suit, which is what we've come to expect from the GOP.