The Virginia elections are mere weeks away, and few things have warmed my heart recently quite so much as this ringing-yet-unintentional endorsement of Ken Cuccinelli for attorney general.
From a blog post at the James River Maven titled Ken Cuccinelli: You Better Believe Him:
Ken Cuccinelli… intends to use the [attorney general's] office to turn this state back, not to how it was before former Governor Warner was elected, but to how it was in the good old days of states’ rights. …He has also made it clear that he intends to fight the Federal Government in every instance in which it tries to implement a program in Virginia that he opposes. Ken has gone so far as to promise to sue the Federal Government to protect Virginia’s “sovereignty.”
…Ken wants to undue all the progress that the Commonwealth has made in the past several decades, and to do so he has revived the doctrine of nullification and the cry of state’s rights.
Can I get an AMEN?!
Maven meant to take a cheap shot by saying that Cuccinelli’s ardent support for the Tenth Amendment means he wants a return to “the good old days of states’ rights” (presumably meaning segregation), which we all know is a common, pathetically dishonest line of attack.
But instead of discrediting Cuccinelli, Maven inadvertently described the ideal leader for Virginia in these troubled times: One who is unafraid of standing up to a corrupt, wasteful, and out of control federal government by telling it to stick unconstitutional laws where the sun don’t shine.
Maven, I have a better title for your post: Ken Cuccinelli: We Should Be So Lucky.