Monday, January 05, 2009

Pity poor Virginia

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Terry McAuliffe wants to be your governor. He's got the money, the ego, and the Clinton connections, and he'll be a formidable candidate. And maybe, just maybe, he has what it takes to be a successful governor of a purple state, and maybe he'd be able to turn it blue. Then again, maybe he'll just end up tripping around in his own spin, as usual, unable to distinguish the truth from what passes through his lips in a continuous stream of partisan happy talk.

Sorry, I just don't much like the guy, loyal Democrat though he be.

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For an especially critical take, make sure to read Booman on McAuliffe: "He's a glorified bagman... the nuts-and-bolts-guy of the DLC's corporatocracy. If he holds a progressive idea anywhere in his head, it is merely a branding decision that makes him distinct from George Allen-Republicanism."

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