Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Governor Speaks Against Senate Redistricting Surprise

Looks like Governor Bob McDonnell, perhaps looking down the road to a run for something other than governor, has sided with the angels for a change--and now we will see if he does anything about it, like vetoing the outrageous redistricting bill passed yesterday by the Senate.

According to the Times-Dispatch in Richmond, McDonnell says, "This is not an issue that I advocated and I was surprised about the vote yesterday ... I certainly don't think that's a good way to do business." He made no mention of a veto.

The governor says he is worried that this bill could endanger some of the programs he hopes to get passed in the Senate that could meet a Democratic stone wall if this bill stands. He has a point. Treachery is not a good way to build consensus.

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