John Galt

'You have destroyed all that which you held to be evil and achieved all that which you held to be good. Why, then, do you shrink in horror from the sight of the world around you?' -- John Galt --

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Petty Politics

Of all the battles that need to be fought, the Virginia House Republicans choose this one:
Virginia Republicans reject Kaine nominee
By Christina Bellantoni, The Washington Times


RICHMOND -- House Republicans yesterday rejected Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's nominee for secretary of the commonwealth, voting down a gubernatorial secretary appointee for the first time in the state's history.

The House voted 55-42 along party lines to strip Daniel G. LeBlanc from a measure confirming Mr. Kaine's 34 agency head appointments and his chief of staff. (link)
Of course, Governor Kaine reacts with what can only be described as inanity:
Mr. Kaine, a Democrat, was visibly angered, saying the vote was reminiscent of "McCarthy-style politics"
Actually its reminiscent of Congressional Democratic Party politics going back to the days when Republican Senator John Tower was rejected on a party-line vote because it was rumored that he drank more hard liquor than all the Democrats who voted against him did.

In any case, this was not a state precedent that needed to be established. You can count on the Democrats responding in kind first chance they get (by my calculation, that'll be after the next election when the Republican Party deservedly loses its majority in both houses).

For the love of God.