Here's the story:
Look, we all know that Southwest and Southside Virginia are unimportant to those in Richmond. And that the map gets really fuzzy when it comes to this area.
Kaine praises candidate's values
By Ruth L. Tisdale, The Roanoke Times
Rocky Mount-- More than 150 people gathered at the home of Anne Gravely on Saturday afternoon as Gov. Tim Kaine endorsed Democratic candidate Eric Ferguson for the 9th District House of Delegates seat.
Kaine said he was endorsing Ferguson because of his values and high morals.
"[What's his name again?] Eric is going to do a superb job in the House of Delegates," Kaine said. "You have a lot of good in the community, and that's why I'm here for Eric."
Kaine said it was important to have a Democratic majority so that new transportation bills could be passed.
"I got to have some better partners so that things like Route 58, which has been promised for not years but decades, can get done," said Kaine, referring to plans to improve U.S. 58 across southern Virginia. "I know Eric will be that kind of partner and work to make sure those things get done." (link)
But for the governor to come into a room full of sycophants and try to encourage them to support his fill-in-the-blank candidate by bringing up a highway construction project that nobody in the room is familiar with because it is in someone else's legislative district is beyond belief.
Didn't someone coach this guy? Doesn't he know he's supposed to talk about that horrid congestion on I-81 and the desperate need for Hwy. 220 expansion when he comes slumming down this way? Did Kaine even know where he was yesterday?