Has any attorney general ever done so much so quickly to embarrass Virginia?
Ken Cuccinelli made national headlines earlier this week after dabbling in birtherism and hinting at prosecuting the president. Earlier this month, Gov. Bob McDonnell had to issue a public rebuke after Cuccinelli advised colleges it was illegal to protect LGBT employees from discrimination. Cuccinelli is also wasting taxpayer dollars by using his office to pursue a political, anti-science agenda in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency. Three national embarrassments in just three months. Amazing.
And today, the National Review Online reports Cuccinelli is ready to sue the federal government once again, this time over health insurance reform:
I am informed this morning that Virginia’s state attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, will mount a legal challenge to the federal health-care legislation if it passes, contending the legislation is unconstitutional.
The Virginia state legislature passed legislation to exempt the state’s citizens from any federal requirement that they purchase health insurance against their will.
And once again, the question is, what does Gov. McDonnell think? As Lowell pointed out last weekend, Bob & Ken are developing a good cop/bad cop routine. Cooch does a song & dance to impress the tea party crowd, then McDonnell gets to look “moderate” by rebuking him.
And Virginia voters? We get to look red-faced, embarrassed by public officials who consistently put their personal political concerns ahead of the good of the Commonwealth.