For years they were the conjoined twins of conservatism, shaping the landscape of Virginia. Together they showed women who was boss. When Attorney General Cuccinelli announced he had the readied the vaginal probe, Governor McDonnell pulled out his signing pen and said how wide do you want her knees? They were like Batman and Robin, or they would have been if Batman was a gift whore and Robin was terrified of backdoor sex.
Now the mutual admiration society has disbanded. Calling it a “stunning development” Chuck Todd reported on MSNBC’s Daily Rundown this morning that Ken Cuccinelli has attacked grifter governor Bob McDonnell in an attempt to rescue his own floundering campaign for Governor.
A new Quinnipiac poll that has Cuccinelli down 6 points to Democrat Terry McAuliffe, seems to have spooked The Cooch. After weeks of hitting McAuliffe with one brutal attack ad after another, McDonnell and the Virginia Republican party seemed to have decided Governor McDonnell’s ethics scandal has become a drag on the ticket. We all know what that means, it’s under-the-bus time.
Late last week Cuccinelli released a new TV ad called “Facts”, in which he claimed credit that he “personally launched the investigation into Bob McDonnell and called for reform to strengthen ethics laws.” The ad fails to mention Cuccinelli also took $18,000 from Bob McDonnell’s sugar daddy. No doubt just an oversight.
“Cuccinelli’s actions tell me he knows he has a problem.” Chuck Todd said. He added that four months ago, Cucinelli planned on using his close relationship with Bob McDonnell to persuade moderates he was not as conservative as they might think.
Michael Steele, past chairman of the RNC, analyzed Cuccinelli’s old McDonnell problem. “The voters of Virginia know that the governor is not going to be on the ballot. They can’t show their disgust, disdain, dislike for what he’s done at the ballot box. The next best thing is to take it out on the leading candidate for the GOP.”
“McDonnell is an anchor to Cuccinelli.” said former congressman Patrick Murphy, now with the Center for American Progress. “This is all about self-preservation.”
Personally, I think Ken Cuccinelli is odious enough to be losing without any help from McDonnell.
The election for Virginia governor is November 5.
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Jean Ann Esselink is a straight friend to the gay community. Proud and loud Liberal. Closet writer of political fiction. Black sheep agnostic Democrat from a conservative Catholic family. Living in Northern Oakland County Michigan with Puck the Wonder Beagle.
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