One of his best buddies in Washington - Senator Jim Webb - sees the writing on the wall. He wants to distance himself from Boucher and that albatross as much as possible. As quickly as possible. Here's a video of Mr. Webb at a rally in Southside on Labor Day voicing his opposition to cap-and-trade:
(Is there a trend here? Webb came out against the War on Terror after it became unpopular and now he comes out against Obama's misguided and ruinous "energy" bill after it too becomes the bane of American politics? Just asking.)
In any case, Boucher is being abandoned by his "friends." They's gittin' while the gittin's good.
As for Webb, I don't blame him for his position. It's the right one. I just wish he wouldn't hide in the bushes and crawl out after the fireworks are over.