But this is about as close as you'll come to seeing the rabidly liberal Roanoke Times editorial page admit that the equally liberal Congressman Boucher's vote for "cap-and-trade" - in truth a vote to kill thousands of jobs in Virginia's coal fields - was a big mistake:
With friends like theseRight. "Falsely painted." By Nancy Pelosi's Congressional Budget Office. We all know those sunsabitchas are not to be trusted.
A lot of money from third parties will pour into this fall's campaigns. Federal law prohibits those engaging in such independent expenditures from coordinating with the campaigns they're attempting to assist.
Which explains why a full-page ad in The Roanoke Times meant to help Rep. Rick Boucher was tantamount to friendly fire.
The ad, paid for by the Natural Resources Defense Council, criticized Boucher's opponent Morgan Griffith for his opposition to clean energy legislation, accusing the state delegate of wanting to create jobs -- "in China." Apparently, the clean energy legislation the ad refers to is a cap-and-trade bill to limit carbon dioxide emissions that Boucher voted for last year.
Had the NRDC checked with Boucher, the group would have realized that one of the last things Boucher would want them to do is remind his constituents of that bill, which has been falsely painted as a death knell for the coal industry that is so important in Virginia's 9th Congressional District. [link] [emphasis mine]
But to the point: The Times admits that Boucher's vote was a big, fat loser.
Ah, I love the smell of napalm in the morning.