The Roanoke Times this morning calls out the Republican Party for asking if the commonwealth of Virginia is getting full-time attention from its governor, what with his duties as head of the national Democratic Party interfering.
It seems to me to be a legitimate concern, but that's beside the point I'll make.
Check out these two paragraphs about Tim Kaine's travel habits:
Credit the Virginia GOP for persistence if nothing else. Like a dog worrying a bone, Republicans have seized on the notion that Gov. Tim Kaine is spending too much time as head of the Democratic National Committee, neglecting his elective office as a result.
Their strategy is transparent. Kaine has been a popular and effective governor, like Gov. Mark Warner. Democrat Creigh Deeds is running as the heir apparent to that legacy of good government -- a strategy that worked for Kaine in 2005.
Uh, how did we get from Kaine's travel to Kaine's popularity and effectiveness to Mark Warner's popularity and effectiveness to Creigh Deeds being - "apparently" - the heir to Kaine's and Warner's "good governance" and, we can assume, popularity and effectiveness?
My neck hurts from the whiplash.