I was sitting here musing about the fact that Virginia, with a population of 8+ million people and with relatively high levels of educational accomplishment among the populace, the best they can do for Governor is McAuliffe and Cuccinelli. And then, twenty seconds later, I slapped myself in the face and got my shit together.
I realized I had just caught myself in the same sort of “I’m above it all” facile bullshit that so much of our media gets involved in because they are just serious people. Look, McAuliffe may be a corporate whore, and I fully think he at times represents the worst of the Clinton era, but the simple fact of the matter is that on the issues that count, Terry McAuliffe is on the right side and is worth electing. With so much going on in our “laboratories of democracy,” I’m ok with a pro gay-rights, pro-woman, pro-minority, corporate whore who will do everything he can to implement the ACA the way it should be, not to mention he was doing what he could to advance the Democratic cause for decades while I was an asshole Republican.
You don’t even have to make a Devil’s choice if you think about it. On most every issue that matters to me, and more importantly, to our friends of color, our female friends, and our LGBT friends, McAuliffe will be light years better than that troglodyte Cuccinelli. Ask your self this- can you imagine McAuliffe ever trying to threaten an academic?
So, good luck, Terry.
FWIW- I think this might be my favorite Terry moment, but I also remember him showing up looking hammered on Morning Joe on another occasion.