And what's wrong with that?
Gov. Bob McDonnell stuck his thumb in the eye of the Hokie nation last week when he returned John Rocovich to the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.That's right. Tech chose not to hire the "wife" (husband?) of a potential employee in order to get that employee to agree to come to work for the university.
Rocovich sat on the board from 1997 to 2005 and led it as rector from 2002 to 2004. During his stint at the top, he worked to impose a socially conservative agenda on the university appropriate only to the Virginia of yesteryear.
The board denied a spousal hire for the lesbian partner of a university administrator Tech had recruited. [link]
Now ask yourself, if Virginia Tech had hired any other wife on the planet, simply because she was a wife, an actual wife, not a "wife," would the same beanbrains at the Times have been upset over it?
Of course they would have.
But this involved a lesbian. So all rules and orders of propriety go out the window.
Too funny. In a pathetic sort of way.
Pathetic, too, for this reason: The lesbian "wife" was later hired by Virginia tech anyway.
For the love of God.