Sheila Johnson Condemns Bob McDonnell


    Does this statement by BET billionaire Sheila Johnson,  a “Democrat” who nonetheless endorsed Bob McDonnell over Creigh Deeds last year, fall into the “better late than never” category or the “now she tells us” category?

    I must condemn Governor McDonnell’s Proclamation honoring ‘Confederate History Month,’ and its insensitive disregard of Virginia’s complicated and painful history, the remnants of which many Virginians still wrestle with today. The complete omission of slavery from an official government document, which purports to be a call for Virginians to ‘understand’ and ‘study’ their history, is both academically flawed and personally offensive. If Virginians are to celebrate their ‘shared history,’ as this proclamation suggests, then the whole truth of this history must be recognized and not evaded.

    Over on Facebook former Deeds strategist Mo Elleithee writes, “Note to Doug Wilder and Sheila Johnson: We all saw this coming last year. Where were you?” and “Glad to see this outrage from Sheila Johnson. Ironic, though, given her lack of remorse over her own offensive remarks last year.” Actually, I don’t think it’s “ironic” so much as it’s “too little too late.” But thanks anyway, Ms. Johson, now that McDonnell is busy ruining Virginia!

    • Elaine in Roanoke

      I still cannot believe that Sheila Johnson couldn’t do a teeny bit of research and figure out that Bob McDonnell and the GOP was using her….

    • totallynext

      it aint’ all about tax breaks for the rich

    • TomPaine

      in Middleburg and her desire to be accepted by the Republican-dominated horsey set out there led to her endorsement of Taliban Bob?  

    • bruce roemmelt

      i can just see the scene.

      Shelia is kissed by a frog and doesn’t wake up until he’s been gov for 3 months and finds out he really is just a frog.

      didn’t take me that long and i didn’t even get kissed ;-(