'but… but… we will still have the House and the Senate' -oft heard excuse of protest voters for PVC.
And thank God we DO!!! Secretary of the Commonwealth wields enormous power by overseeing all appointments to state boards and commissions.
Union and Partisan Past Saddled Kaine Nominee
By Rosalind S. Helderman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 8, 2006; Page A10
RICHMOND, March 7 -- For more than 15 years, Daniel G. LeBlanc was the face of unionism in Virginia.
The former factory worker was president of the state's AFL-CIO from 1990 to last year, frequently lobbying on behalf of about 200,000 union members.
That pedigree alone would attract attention in a state where public employees are barred from organizing and a six-decade history of banning union-only workplaces [as if that is a bad thing ] is a point of pride. ... <snip>
Republicans have long known him as a vocal opponent of the state's "right to work" law, which since 1947 has meant no worker could be required to join a union. He was frequently quoted saying the law was bad for workers. [translation: bad for Unions]
And from an earlier Editorial in the WP:
Partisan Signals in Virginia
Tuesday, February 28, 2006; Page A14
...<snip> If the GOP sets that precedent, it should be prepared for payback at a later date -- from both partisan Democrats and nonpartisan voters.
Nice threat there Mr. Washington Post Editor.
I see a perfect opportunity to put this photo up in General Discussion as a "Caption this Pic". That should be good. MJD
We have 3 years now to get our ducks in a row and field a GOOD candidate for gov.
Kaine is just an embaressment.
He was a joke as a mayor in Richmond and no one made that point once leading up to the election. I never understood how he made it this far.