Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cuccinelli: Covering Up the Awful Truth

Virtus is covered on left, exposed on right

The other day, a good friend of mine who is on the opposite end of the political spectrum from me--that would be the right end--sent an angry missive, effectively saying that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli had, well, disappointed him.

He was truly annoyed about Cuccinelli's stand behind a rogue commonwealth's attorney who invaded James Madison University's college newspaper and stormed out (with her storm troopers) with photos owned by the Breeze (the paper). They would be used, she insisted, as evidence in prosecuting student rioters.

My friend, a libertarian, was outraged. He didn't mention Cuccinelli's stance on gay rights, but my guess is that he and I are peas in a pod on that one, too. He pointed out that Cuccinelli had been something of an anti-tax budget hawk in the Virginia General Assembly and had earned my friend's admiration, which he is losing quickly.

This increasingly obnoxious (but--truth be told--increasingly funny) AG has come out against breasts in much the same way as our former singing national attorney general John Ashcroft did during the early days of the Bush II administration when he set about covering exposed breasts on Justice Department statuary. Cuccinelli has taken a state seal pin and covered Virtus' (a Roman goddess--and how she got on our state seal is another mystery for another time) exposed little boob and covered it with a, uh, breast plate. Full armor for the old girl.

There's an in-depth story on this shenanigan in the Norfolk Virinian Pilot right here.

I am on the edge of my seat awaiting his next move. Comedy Central already loves him.

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